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Caring for the carers

Posted: 10/16/2017 2:04 AM by Just Better Care

There are 2.7 million unpaid carers in Australia. Assuming the role of a carer can be a life-changing transition and can happen to anyone at anytime. National Carers Week is an opportunity to recognise the incredible contribution carers make to our community.

Falls prevention at home

Posted: 10/10/2017 6:11 PM by Just Better Care

Taking preventative measures can be the best way to minimise falls at home. A falls prevention home assessment is an important measure to take for anyone who lives on their own, or those who are at risk of falling.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: 10/4/2017 1:36 AM by Just Better Care

Everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer. It may be a mother or sister, a colleague or a friend. This October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time for women and men to learn how to detect changes in their breasts.

Just Better Care takes the stage at health conference

Posted: 9/27/2017 12:22 AM by Just Better Care

Just Better Care’s Susanne Jones took to the stage at the recent Health Metrics World Conference, held at the Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne, to discuss ways of providing a flexible, whole-of-life approach to in-home care.

Importance of healthcare choices in your community

Posted: 9/19/2017 6:56 PM by Just Better Care

After working in community care programs together for many years, Emma Cook and Mick Clark were eager to break-away from antiquated models of support services and provide assistance local customers required, and wanted.

It’s time to ask: R U OK?

Posted: 9/13/2017 2:47 AM by Just Better Care

On September 14, there is one important question to ask family, friends, colleagues and neighbours – R U OK? Starting the conversation is the first step to helping someone to open up about things that may be troubling them.

Topfranchise Category Winner for the 2017 Franchise Awards

Posted: 9/13/2017 12:16 AM by Just Better Care

​We are proud to announce Just Better Care as Topfranchise Category Winner for the 2017 Franchise Awards by SEEK Business and 10 Thousand Feet. ​​Just Better Care placed in the top 5 for the Passion Award Category. To everybody involved, thank you!

Celebrating Father's Day

Posted: 9/1/2017 2:51 AM by Just Better Care

Father’s Day is a day for sharing love and laughter with the important people in your life. For some people, Father’s Day may be a day to celebrate a parent or another relative, a grandparent, a friend, or another significant person in their life.

Navigating the aged care system

Posted: 8/28/2017 7:43 PM by Just Better Care

There is a common misconception that accessing aged care services means someone is no longer capable of looking after themselves, but this isn’t always the case. Sometimes people simply need assistance with the day-to-day tasks that have become a little difficult over time.

Sightseeing and stargazing

Posted: 8/27/2017 6:59 PM by Just Better Care

Camping on a timber-growing property west of Wauchope, New South Wales, married couple Mark and Pauline sat by the campfire surrounded by family. They sang along to their favourite tunes, recited poetry and listened to the gentle crackle of the fire.

Steps to accessing a Home Care Package

Posted: 8/22/2017 7:17 PM by Just Better Care

Our Support Advisors will work closely with you to assist you to plan the support services that best meet you and your family’s needs. Our staff make it easy for you and your family to ensure the right supports are provided to you by the right people.

A wonderful life at 100 years young

Posted: 8/15/2017 6:49 PM by Just Better Care

Every day, Peggy Miller walks out to her garden to collect fresh flowers and trim the stems. Sometimes, she collects snippets of parsley and mint to sprinkle over her dinner. No matter the weather, Peggy enjoys pottering around her garden, nurturing her green thumb.

Eating your way to better bone health

Posted: 8/14/2017 8:04 PM by Just Better Care

Calcium is important for strengthening teeth and bones and should be included as part of a balanced diet. But Osteoporosis Australia states that, “less than half of all Australian adults get their daily recommended intake of calcium.”

Possible starts with a few small steps

Posted: 8/10/2017 12:58 AM by Just Better Care

Starting a fitness journey can be challenging; it involves changing comfortable patterns and holding oneself accountable. But David found there were more benefits to exercising than just losing weight.

Winter wellness

Posted: 8/3/2017 7:19 PM by Just Better Care

When the temperature drops during winter months, finding the motivation to maintain a fitness routine can be difficult, but staying active is important for your physical health as well as your mental wellbeing.

Mind matters: Identifying changes in your loved one’s mental wellbeing

Posted: 7/30/2017 10:07 PM by Just Better Care

When it comes to mental wellbeing, it is important to know what signs and symptoms to look out for and how to access the right type of support.

Conference review: Tech the way forward for community care

Posted: 7/26/2017 8:51 PM by Just Better Care

A robotic baby seal imitating companionship was one of many highlights at the Community Care Business Innovation and Transformation Conference, held in Brisbane recently.

Possible begins one story at a time

Posted: 7/9/2017 5:49 PM by Just Better Care

June revisits a lifetime with every note she plays on the piano. June has dementia, but that doesn’t stop her from leading a full life. June’s incredible story is just one of many Just Better Care is celebrating as part of the Possible Campaign.

​Overcoming adversity with a helping hand

Posted: 6/1/2017 11:22 PM by Just Better Care

When nurse Alyson Shale severely injured her wrists in a car accident, she thought she would never work again. With a helping hand from Just Better Care, Alyson found a path to possible.

NDIS prepares for takeoff in Albury Wodonga

Posted: 5/29/2017 12:57 AM by Just Better Care

Just Better Care Murrumbidgee Lachlan customer Michael Woodland was invited aboard a hot air balloon recently to celebrate the upcoming launch of the NDIS in the Murrumbidgee and Ovens Murray regions.

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