Wellbeing

Lucy’s “sock putter-onner” – the answer to improving quality of life

Putting on socks or stockings can be quite a challenge for many older people who have arthritis, difficulty bending or reduced mobility. The inability to manage such a simple task can be frustrating and can affect your ability to live independently at home. In 2018, Lucy began to experience a steady
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Health and Reablement

A stay in hospital does not have to mean a move into Aged Care

A stay in hospital does not have to mean a move into Aged Care. If you need some help following a stay in hospital, there are many options available to support you at home , rather than entering
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Walk your way to a healthy lifestyle and discover your local community

Regular exercise offers many health benefits such as improved brain function, physical strength and improved quality of life. Staying active doesn’t need to be strenuous and using the walking trails
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Lucy’s “sock putter-onner” – the answer to improving quality of life

Putting on socks or stockings can be quite a challenge for many older people who have arthritis, difficulty bending or reduced mobility. The inability to manage such a simple task can be frustrating
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Carer Information

How to support people struggling with mental health

Many people find it difficult to admit they are struggling with depression or mental health issues and often keep their internal struggles private. This can make it difficult to know what to do when
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Suncare’s D Café – Dementia-friendly events

If you are a carer of someone with dementia, you know that sometimes social outings can be unpredictable. But social interaction is important, and without it you may feel isolated, especially if
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Stress management advice for carers  

When you are a carer, everyday life can feel challenging and stressful. The responsibility of caring for a loved one can leave you feeling tired, drained, underappreciated and sometimes overwhelmed.
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Tips for Technology

Staying safe online

More than 200,000 scam reports were issued to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network amounting to losses of $340 million, in 2017. With increasing numbers of scams, it’s important to stay
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7 Apps to help you manage your health

Once you’ve become a seasoned pro on Google, it’s time to start downloading and using Apps. Apps (or applications) are software programs that can be downloaded to your phone, tablet or other device.
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Online scams targeting older Australians

Scammers are becoming more sophisticated and often older Australians are targeted as they have more accumulated wealth than younger people. Being ‘scammed’ can leave you distressed and vulnerable as
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Expert Advice

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

The provision of quality care to help make people’s lives better is central to Suncare’s operations and we welcome the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and other initiatives that aim
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All you need to know about making a Will with the Public Trustee

It is estimated that more than half of Australian adults don’t have a Will in place. Without a valid Will you can cause devastating consequences for your family, friends or other benefactors on your
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My Health Record – what you need to know

There has been a great deal of media attention in relation to the My Health Record system. Our information guide and FAQs will help you understand what you need to know about the system so you can
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