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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Sep 19, 2019

Plumber fixes 91-year-old’s boiler for free, act of kindness goes viral

A plumber has received praise from around the world after he fixed a 91-year-old woman’s boiler and did not charge her a cent for his efforts. James Anderson, a plumber from Burnley in the UK, issued an invoice after completing the work which reads, “Lady is 91 years of age, acute leukaemia, and end-of-life care.  “No charge under any circumstances” “No charge for this lady under any circumstances. We will be available 24 hours to help her and keep...
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Caroline Egan

Caroline Egan

Editor HelloCare

Caroline Egan has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years. She has worked across several sectors, including banking, finance, economics, real estate, and aged care. She was Managing Editor at Macquarie Bank for several years, and also spent a number of years presenting financial market news on television and radio for CommSec. Caroline loves playing Scrabble, going to the movies with her funny children, and walking in nature.

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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Sep 18, 2019

120,000 older Australians remain on home care waiting lists

  Older Australians are still having to wait more than 12 months to receive higher level home care packages, according to the latest data from the government. And though the number of people on waiting lists for home care packages has fallen slightly, it remains at almost 120,000.  With wait times standing at more than a year, some are choosing not to put their names down for home care packages at all, we have heard anecdotally at HelloCare...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Sep 17, 2019

Young mother’s ‘dinner scarves’ add dignity and beauty at meal time

A Queensland mother has designed a range of beautiful scarves for older people and the disabled, and has found the venture has reverberated far more widely than she expected. When Wilmarie Craig, who cares for her daughter and ageing mother-in-law, began sewing scarves for them to wear at meal time, she had little idea of the changes to her life she had set in motion. An expert sewer, Ms Craig had gone online to find designs she could sew to...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Sep 16, 2019

Royal commission extended for six months

  The Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Senator Richard Colbeck, has announced the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will be extended for six months. The government has agreed to the Royal Commission’s request for a six-month extension so it can to continue hearing evidence from around Australia and continue to conduct its deliberations, Mr Colbeck said. Aged care remains “front and centre” of the government’s agenda, he said. “It is important that our aged care...
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