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2016-02-15

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Aged Care with Ease filling the void in aged care by focusing on the emotions.
Easing the transition to aged care.

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  • You Don’t Have To Agree To Be Kind To Each OtherYou won’t always agree with everyone. We are all individuals and have our own thoughts, feelings and opinions. Our individuality is what makes us special. You may not agree with each other and to be honest there will be more times then not that yo...
  • SHOULD MUST NEEDShould Must Need Words not to live by. We get so caught up in these words that they actually end up suffocating us. Just think about it for a moment: Should – puts so much pressure on you. No it didn’t happen that way so why beat yourself up abou...
  • Not Everything Is Always PerfectWhat is perfect? More to the point what is perfect for you will probably not be perfect for anyone else. I’ve been helping a friend with their aged loved one and it has been very interesting for me to witness the different family dynamics. And to s...
  • Finding Aged Care is StressfulI was chuffed to be asked to be part of an interview on ABC Radio Adelaide earlier this month. Finally people are starting to talk about how stressful and tough it is on the aged care journey. When people contacted the radio show and shared their exp...
  • Do you tell them?Seriously I want to know. Recently I had to have some medical tests done and I didn’t know if I should tell my 19 year old son about the tests. Just as I am debating this very question I flicked over to MASH and one of the characters is going throu...
  • Mother’s Day – What Does It Mean To You?Each and every one of us will have a different opinion, thought or feeling about Mother’s Day. For me there are many mixed emotions.   Memories – Wonderful memories of Mum, our grandmother,my mother-in-law, our sister and friends. I love tha...
  • Do you know what support you need?
    on Apr 5, 2016 in Uncategorized #eldercare #selfcare
    If you asked me this question during my caring journey I wouldn’t have been able to answer you. I was so overwhelmed with what was going on I just stumbled from one challenge to the next. It wasn’t until I was on the final stages of my caring jou...
  • We Are All DifferentEach and every one of us deals with things differently. It doesn’t matter what personality assessment you like – DISC, Enneagram, 5 languages of love or any of the many other personality assessments the outcome is the same. We are all different a...
  • Compassion FatigueCompassion fatigue – yes it is a thing. I recently found some information about Compassion Fatigue, it is a term that is common place in professions that deal with trauma on a regular basis – hospital staff, police or the frontline carers. Howeve...
  • It’s Ok To Want Support
    on Mar 8, 2016 in Uncategorized #caring #eldercare
    We get so caught up in what we think should be like or do. We think we need to be the tough strong one doing it all alone. Baloney… Balderdash …Hogwash! Life is tough and at times we need some support. As shared in our book “Tough…Tough Times...
  • Undercover Boss
    on Feb 15, 2016 in Uncategorized
    Last week I watched the show Undercover Boss – I usually don’t watch the show however a friend suggested I watch it. Wow. It was really inspiring. One of the things I often talk about is that employees are the greatest resource a business can hav...
  • How to Make the Right Decision for Everyone.Decisions are never easy. You know I am right – if it was easy then we would make them more often. I am faced with a decision at the moment and in the scheme of things it isn’t that huge however it is a very emotional issue and I am flip flopping...
  • Where do you get your inspiration from?
    on Feb 1, 2016 in Uncategorized
    Inspiration is a funny word – I used to get it confused with motivation. I was motivated by lots of things – my son, following my dreams, money, being liked by others, doing the right thing and lots of other things. However it wasn’t until rece...
  • What Does Caring Look Like To YOU?
    on Jan 21, 2016 in Uncategorized
    This week we were asked about our timeline of caring…. Why do I say that we were on our caring journey for 4 months when Dad only moved to Canberra (my location) for 6 months? This is a very important point in the caring journey that we speak about...
  • What Makes You Happy?
    on Jan 4, 2016 in Uncategorized #elder care passion
    Do you know? Have you thought about it? A new year just dawning our thoughts tend to wander towards what we want out of life – many of us make new years resolutions, some of us just make intentions and some of us just don’t pay any attention to i...
  • There were five in the bed and the little one said…..
    on Dec 30, 2015 in Uncategorized
    Or it just might be that too many cooks are spoiling the broth. Can there be a happy medium when siblings are sharing the caring responsibilities? This is a very tough question and too be honest I really don’t know the answer but I would like to ra...
  • Your Belly Is Full……. Now What?
    on Dec 26, 2015 in Uncategorized
    You have had a great Christmas day, your belly is full … now what? For me a full belly is just another way of saying my life is complete and I have a full and fulfilled life. My resilience, my love tank, the ying and yang, the heart and soul or you...
  • It’s a Stage Not an Age
    on Dec 22, 2015 in Uncategorized
    Over the last couple of days I have been talking with a lady who volunteers to care for a couple aged loved ones who don’t have family nearby. Once a week she pops around to see how they are going and takes them shopping and helps out with a few od...
  • Gifts for Carers
    on Dec 16, 2015 in Uncategorized #agedcare #elder
      With Christmas just around the corner it’s time to think of gifts. I’ve got a few hints for gifts for carers especially one of the “sandwich generation”. In this age of materialism I have a couple “experience” suggestions. One of t...
  • Christmas is it always wonderful?I am a Christmas person. I love it. The lights, the smiles on kids faces, the fun, the presents, the food and the family traditions. Yes I love it. But is it always wonderful? No it isn’t. For everyone wonderful experience there are not so wonderfu...

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