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More than Just a Meal: The Importance of Meals on Wheels Volunteers to Maitland

Meals on Wheels is a program that delivers hot, nutritious meals to seniors, people who live with disability and other vulnerable people. This program is essential for those needing access to food or having difficulty leaving their homes. Meals on Wheels volunteers play a vital role in the success of this program, as they are…

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Aged Care Reforms

The Australian Government is making changes to the aged care system in response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. These changes – known as the aged care reforms – will improve aged care in Australia for all. Here, you can learn more about the aged care reforms and…

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Pathways to Accessing Aged Care in Australia

The older we get, it’s important to ensure that we receive the care and support we need to maintain our quality of life. For many seniors, this means accessing home care services. In Australia, various options are available, but navigating the system can be overwhelming. From understanding eligibility criteria to finding the right provider, many…

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Find Purpose and Keep Moving: How Volunteering Can Keep Seniors Active and Engaged

Finding ways to stay active and engaged is important. One way to do this is through volunteering. Volunteering benefits the community and provides you with a sense of purpose and fulfilment. We’ll explore the benefits of volunteering for seniors, the different volunteer opportunities available, and how to get started as a senior volunteer.   Benefits…

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Unlocking the Secrets to Active Ageing: How Reablement and Wellness Can Help You Live Your Best Life

As a society, we are living longer than ever before. Advances in medical technology and healthier lifestyles have contributed to this trend. However, living longer doesn’t necessarily mean living better. As we age, we may experience a decline in physical and cognitive abilities, which can impact our quality of life. But there is good news.…

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All About Home Care Packages and How to Find a Provider

As we age, we may struggle more with everyday tasks that were once easy for us. This is where a home care package can help. A Home Care Package (HCP) can help older Australians remain independent and enjoy a better quality of life. In this blog, we’ll explore what a home care package is, how…

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Ongoing Opportunities for Support Workers

Spanning across four locations in the Hunter and the Central Coast, we’re a big organisation loaded with career opportunities, ranging from entry-level and traineeships to corporate and executive roles. As an award-winning workplace, we deliver in-home aged and disability care services, including household help, personal care, respite, shopping, allied therapies, nursing, transport, home modifications, and…

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Summer Client Newsletter

The Summer edition of Maitland Community Care Services’ newsletter is out now. Grab yourself a cuppa, and have a read. Click here to read the newsletter.

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A message for older Australians on COVID-19 safe behaviours

Minister for Aged Care, the Hon Anika Wells MP and Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly, has written to older Australians to provide information and encouragement on: accessing antiviral treatments ensuring vaccinations are up to date. Read the joint letter to older Australians. With COVID-19 cases increasing in the current wave, we all have a…

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The Fair Work Commission’s Work Value Case and Our Hope for All Direct Care Staff

By Jenni Allan, CEO of ADSSI Limited My colleagues and I applaud the recent announcement of the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) interim decision on its Work value case – Aged care industry recommending a 15% pay increase for some classifications of aged care workers in Australia, with the possibility of more and wider-reaching wage increases…

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