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Aged care should value and protect every individual

Posted: 9/21/2018 1:29 AM by Just Better Care

Just Better Care welcomes aged care Royal Commission.

Grandmother’s dementia leads to career in care

Posted: 9/17/2018 12:41 AM by Just Better Care

Callum’s grandmother was diagnosed with dementia when he was eight years old. Like many older people with dementia, Callum’s grandmother wanted to retain her independence and denied she needed help.

Dementia in Australia

Posted: 9/17/2018 12:29 AM by Just Better Care

Dementia currently affects an estimated one in 10 Australians aged over 65; so it’s likely that you know someone with dementia or perhaps you might be affected by it yourself. We spoke with Kaele Stokes from Dementia Australia to demystify dementia, and learn how to be a dementia friend.

The first step is the most important

Posted: 9/17/2018 12:15 AM by Just Better Care

What do you want to achieve and what is stopping you?” That’s the first thing Anna Moriarty asks each new client who comes into her clinic. “Everyone has different goals. We talk to our clients about the things that are meaningful to them, and do our best to make them happen,” Anna said.

Leanne prized for making it Possible

Posted: 9/13/2018 7:31 PM by Just Better Care

More than 230 Possible Award nominations were received from Just Better Care customers and staff members across Australia throughout the year. Meet the office staff winner of the Possible Award.

Gold star of the Gold Coast

Posted: 9/11/2018 2:06 AM by Just Better Care

The Possible Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of Just Better Care employees, who help older Australians and people living with disability to achieve their goals, providing in-home care and support.

Media release: NDIS rollout to commence in Brisbane

Posted: 8/2/2018 8:13 PM by Just Better Care

Just Better Care Brisbane North owner Susanne Jones says the rollout of the NDIS in Brisbane is a welcomed arrival for people living with disability.

Aged care in Australia: Quarterly report

Posted: 7/16/2018 2:00 AM by Just Better Care

The aged care system is constantly changing and there is new information published all the time. Here, we break it down and tell you what you need to know.

A life committed to learning

Posted: 7/15/2018 11:42 PM by Just Better Care

Finding the right person to provide her son with the unique care and support he needs is incredibly important to Jo. Her adult son Taylor has Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis, also known as Juvenile Batten disease. It is an extremely rare and fatal neurodegenerative disease which occurs during childhood.

Milestone moments for children with autism

Posted: 7/15/2018 11:39 PM by Just Better Care

A play date, bushwalking adventure, or speaking up in front of a group: these are proud moments for any parents. But for the parents of students at The Lab Hornsby, these are the milestone moments: the stories they share with friends, capture photos of and result in tears – happy tears.

A pastime with good company

Posted: 7/8/2018 7:14 PM by Just Better Care

After exhausting the book collection at her son Andrew’s house, Just Better Care Brisbane North customer Margaret set her sights on a new goal: to read all the books in her local library.

A Year of Possibilities – A local area marketing success story

Posted: 6/20/2018 9:12 PM by Just Better Care

As the franchise owner of Just Better Care Gold Coast for over 10 years, Bram knows the importance of local area marketing for the success of small business. We chatted to him about his local competition 'Year of Possibilities'.

The doctor’s in

Posted: 6/18/2018 11:22 PM by Just Better Care

As it gets colder, we ask the experts on how to stay health this winter. We asked General Practitioner Dr Tracey Collins about what to expect this flu season, the vaccination, and what to do if someone becomes ill.

A certified approach to mental health first aid

Posted: 6/18/2018 11:19 PM by Just Better Care

We grow up knowing how to react when someone injures themselves physically. But what do you do when someone has a mental health condition and needs help?

Just Better Care Franchise owners come together to celebrate a year of success.

Posted: 6/7/2018 11:21 PM by Just Better Care

Earlier last week franchise owners around Australia headed north to sunny Cairns to attend the Just Better Care Annual Franchise Owner’s Conference. It was an informative two days for owners to share experiences and learn skills.

Aiding independence

Posted: 6/4/2018 7:03 PM by Just Better Care

​Accessing support at home doesn’t mean someone isn’t capable of looking after themselves; sometimes it simply means they could use an extra set of hands a couple times each week to help lighten the load.

Smoked trout and mango salad

Posted: 5/22/2018 12:14 AM by Just Better Care

Looking for an easy week night meal that is packed with flavour? This smoked trout and mango recipe will quickly become one of your staple dishes.

Another shining moment for The Lab Gold Coast

Posted: 5/21/2018 11:48 PM by Just Better Care

The Lab, a program designed to support young people with high functioning autism has been so influential, that one of the participants who moved abroad after joining the program now dials in from Switzerland to join in and chat with his friends.

Inside Possible

Posted: 5/17/2018 8:27 PM by Just Better Care

In our latest issue of Possible, we celebrate the people seizing the day, with a helping hand from their family, friends, health professionals and Just Better Care.

New flu vaccines for people aged over 65

Posted: 5/16/2018 10:08 PM by Just Better Care

Two new flu vaccines will be available this season for increased protection of people aged over 65. The vaccines are reported to generate a strong immune response in older Australians and are being made available in Australia for the first time this year.

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