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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.

Media release: Just Better Care welcomes 14,000 additional Home Care Packages

Posted: 5/9/2018 12:57 AM by Just Better Care

Just Better Care welcomes the government’s 2018/19 Federal Budget announcement and celebrates the commitment to in-home aged care. The additional 14,000 Home Care Packages are a necessary reprieve for people who have been waiting upwards of 12 months to access essential services.

A trip of a lifetime, a little later than planned

Posted: 4/17/2018 8:05 PM by Just Better Care

Linda always wanted to travel to New Zealand. Making the journey with her soon-to-be husband Chris seemed like the perfect opportunity. However, their plans were scrapped just five days before their wedding.

Transitioning to the NDIS

Posted: 4/17/2018 12:01 AM by Just Better Care

Careful planning is needed to prepare for the NDIS. It is important to think about what your life is like now, what your support needs are and what your current and future goals might be.

Kicking goals every day

Posted: 4/9/2018 9:28 PM by Just Better Care

When Manchester United (Man-U) score a goal, cheers are heard beyond Old Trafford – the team’s home stadium in Stretford, England. They can be heard from all corners of the globe, including Warragul in Victoria, where Cain – an avid football fan - watches intently from his Man-U dedicated sports room.

An upside to having some down time

Posted: 4/5/2018 7:38 PM by Just Better Care

Everyone needs a break now and then, especially carers. Caring for another person is a rewarding experience, but it can also take a toll over time. It is imperative that all carers look after themselves, by taking some time out to rest and re-energise.

Singing to a new tune

Posted: 3/20/2018 6:33 PM by Just Better Care

Challenging himself to try new things was Stephen’s main aim when he joined the Newington Community Choir about three years ago. He admits he’s no Sinatra but his ability has progressively improved over the past few years.

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