The National Disability Insurance Scheme will commence rollout in Brisbane on July 1 this year, bringing relief to the 18.3 per cent of people with a disability living in Queensland’s capital (ABS 2015).
Just Better Care Brisbane North owner Susanne Jones said the rollout would be a welcomed arrival for people living with disability, as well as their families, who urgently require funding to access essential community care services.
“We’ve been waiting for the NDIS to arrive in our...
Just Better Care
Across Australia Just Better Care provides in-home aged care and disability support services, supporting people to live independently. Just Better Care operates in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and ACT. Every Just Better Care office is owned and operated locally, providing affordable and accessible services that meet local and individual requirements.
Dementia is the second leading cause of deaths in Australia (ABS, 2016). In a report prepared for Alzheimer’s Australia, it was projected that over 6.4 million Australia people would be diagnosed with dementia over the next 40 years.
The cost projected alongside this trend is estimated to be more than $1 trillion (Economic cost of dementia in Australia 2016-2056). What will be the emotional cost for those diagnosed, as well as their families?
Callum McMillan was eight years old...