Eye Health Awareness Month

18 July 2018 Eye Health Awareness Month – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes JulEYE is The Eye Surgeons’ Foundation’s national eye health awareness month that takes place during July each year. As Australia’s population ages, the number of people who are blind or have vision loss is expected to be over 800,000 by 2020.…

National Diabetes Week

13 July 2018 National Diabetes Week – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Julie Doran National Diabetes Week runs from 8 July to 14 July 2018. In 2018, National Diabetes Week will continue to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and early treatment for all types of diabetes as part of the “It’s About Time”…

Muriel’s Memories

5 July 2018 Muriel’s Memories – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes Muriel became a client of Interchange Australia ten years ago after suffering a travelling stroke. While her balance and eyesight aren’t the best and she wears a hearing aid, she is committed to continue living independently in her Bowral home. In her own…

Carers’ Need a Break

29 June 2018 Carers’ Need a Break – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes In NSW alone, there are approximately 904,400 carers*. Carers come in all shapes, sizes and ages and provide assistance to their loved one in a range of ways, including feeding, dressing, bathing, toileting, lifting and moving, administering medications, taking them on…

Strengthening Communication Skills and Friendships

27 June 2018 Strengthening Communication Skills and Friendships – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Amber Hall As a parent/carer you are the expert on what works for your child/ren and will understand them better than anyone else. You can positively assist in the development of friendships and strengthen communication by: • supporting the development of effective…

The Importance of Animals and Pets

20 June 2018 Interchange Australia: Recognising the Importance of Animals and Pets – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Amber Hall “Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world” with over 62% of Australian households owning pets*. Whilst dogs and cats remain the most popular pets, people own a wide range of…

The Benefits of In-Home Care

13 June 2018 The Benefits of In-Home Support Services– By Interchange Australia Consultant, Wendy Hughes Interchange Australia provides a wide range of care and support services for people wanting to live independently in their own home. There are many benefits associated with in-home care services, both for the client and for their carers. In-Home Support…

Dementia Specific Care Units

8 June 2018 Dementia Specific Care Units – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Suzanne Eustace The care for Dementia clients is undergoing revolutionary changes throughout the world. Research has shown that entering an aged care facility could create stress and accelerate the decline for those with Dementia. Dementia is the second leading cause of death of…