Wellbeing

How Suncare can help you with your Home Care Package

If continuing to live independently at home is important for you, it’s important you have access to the support you may need. There are many in-home services available which can help you manage more easily at home. In-home services may include assistance with weekly chores such as cleaning or
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Health and Reablement

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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Relax more for less

In today’s busy society, stress, anxiety and tension can regularly impact our health and wellbeing. But reducing stress can be as simple as setting time aside for yourself and incorporating relaxation
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Safe bathing tips for joint pain

Warm water is a great therapy for relieving pain and reducing stress. Soaking in the bath or taking a warm shower can be beneficial for body and soul. However, when you have joint pain and soreness,
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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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About dementia

Dementia diminishes cognitive abilities. It affects thinking, behaviour and your ability to perform everyday tasks. Your cognitive functions include your memory, language skills, ability to understand
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Planning for dementia

While everyone should plan for the future, for those who have been diagnosed with dementia planning takes on a new level of urgency. Making plans while you are legally competent and able to
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Tips for Technology

Video calling to keep connected to family and friends

As we age and our mobility decreases, it can become more difficult to leave home on a regular basis. While there are many services available to support these changes in your lifestyle, reduced social
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Facebook for seniors

Facebook is a social networking website which enables you to connect and interact with family, friends and organisations you are interested in . It is estimated 60% of Australians are active users on
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Internet searching - tips for seniors

As you become more tech-savvy and start exploring the internet from the comfort of your home, you may start to realise how much information is available on the internet. While it’s great to have vast
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Expert Advice

Door-to-door and home maintenance scams

Sadly, older Australians may be more susceptible to door-to-door and home maintenance scams which generally involve promoting goods and services that are of poor quality, or not delivered at all.
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About advance care planning

Advance care planning outlines your future health and personal care when you are unable to communicate your needs and preferences, yourself due to illness or serious injury. It can be difficult to
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Peace and Good Behaviour Orders

What to do if you are feeling threatened by physical violence By Julian Porter - Principal Solicitor at Suncoast Community Legal Service. The issue of domestic violence has received a lot of attention
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