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

NDIS fees and charges

As of the 1st of July 2019 the NDIS has raised the maximum amount claimable for all NDIS supports. This occurs every year on the same date due to CPI and wage index increases handed down by the Australian Government.

The NDIS also have introduced a “Temporary Transformation Payment” or TTP for short, in addition to the scheduled yearly increases. The TTP amount is 7.5% above the newly increased rate.

The new maximum claimable rates have increased by roughly 9.8% (variable on each support item) without the TTP.

More Support Workers

Using a more in depth recruitment process to ensure we hire the best staff possible, Accuro Homecare has recently undergone a recruitment drive across the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie and Newcastle areas. Our process involves an initial application review, an over the phone interview and an in person interview where the applicant is ask many questions about the industry and required to complete a questionnaire. If successful, they then need to complete a comprehensive 5 hour induction in preparation for providing services.

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.