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News, information and resources about Accuro Homecare and the Home Care industry

Elderly Abuse

Elder abuse is basically any act than can cause harm or distress to an elderly person. It can be psychological, physical, emotional or financial. All to often the victim will not complain or if they do, no one listens.

Since 2012 the United Nations has designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to help shed light on the abuse and suffering that is all to often inflicted upon our older generations.

Direct Support Worker - Christina

After working in the banking industry for several decades, Christina made the change to become a Direct Support Worker. She wanted a rewarding career where she could help those in the community who needed it most. The sick, the aged and the disabled. As a Direct Support Worker, she puts a smile on the face of her clients and makes a real tangible difference to their lives. 

Essential Skills

Accuro Homecare has teamed up with Essential Skills in Newcastle to provide our staff with ongoing training and development.

As part of our staff development program, we were able to secure funding to provide further training which will enable our Support Workers to provide better quality care for our clients.

Direct Support Worker Donna

Donna has been working with Accuro Homecare since May 2016. She has a Certificate III in Community Services - Disability Work and has attended training in Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia provided by Alzheimers Australia. She provides domestic support, personal care, meal preparation, transport and social support for her clients.

home safety

Making some changes around the home can help provide a safer and more comfortable environment for the elderly to live in.

These changes can be simple alterations you do yourself or you can get an assessment done by an occupational therapist who can make recommendations on what to change.

Some simple changes may include:

 This video provided by the Department of Health provides a great overview of the process of obtaining a My Aged Care Package.

Feel free to give us a call on 1300 554 983 if you would like someone to talk to about My Aged Care Packages.

As of the 1st of February this year NDIS has made some changes to the price guide structure used by NDIS providers.

As per a recommendation from the Independent Pricing Review, a Very High Intensity pricing tier has been introduced for people with complex needs. This allows providers to charge a higher rate for supports that require staff with more skill and experience.