aged care
Danielle Robertson
Danielle Robertson Aug 10, 2017

27 February 2017 – What Does That Date Mean to You as an Aged Care Consumer?

For anyone working in the aged care sector the 27th February 2017 was a huge day in aged care services history. It signified the beginning of portability for Home Care Packages. For consumers, it was just another day of navigating a ‘confused’ aged care system. So what happened on the 27th February 2017? The Aged Care Reform announced in the 2015-2016 budget created milestones for significant changes in the way aged care services were to be delivered in Australia. The...
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Danielle Robertson

Danielle Robertson

Director Of Danielle Robertson Consulting

Having worked in the care sector for more than three decades, Danielle offers comprehensive knowledge and experience on how the sector works and how to obtain the best quality of care for a reasonable price.

Aged care
Danielle Robertson
Danielle Robertson Aug 8, 2017

How to support a loved one who is resisting care

When a loved one is faced with ageing, it is common for them to resist or deny the signs of reduced functionality and therefore loss of their independence. Many customers of aged care services receive requests for service provision after a significant event such as a fall, trauma or loss of function. Clients therefore further their ageing journey before they start to receive care services. This means that the types of services they receive are more likely to be personal...
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Danielle Robertson
Danielle Robertson Jul 6, 2017

How to Choose the Right Aged Care Facility

When a loved one is ageing and their care needs increase beyond what their family, friends and home care providers can offer, their alternative is to move into a residential aged care facility. Residential aged care facilities can offer 24-hour care with staff onsite to support people with complex or high care needs. We are seeing people moving into residential aged care much later in life than previously, mainly for ‘end of life’ care, those who have very high care...
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Danielle Robertson
Danielle Robertson Mar 31, 2017

Understanding the Loss of Independence in Ageing

Everyone ages. As children, we can't wait to be teenagers to experience the freedom we see in the lives of the adults around us. As teenagers we long to be adults to experience independence and choice, then as adults we long to retire to be free from the responsibility of adulthood. For most people there is not a lot of thought that goes into the experience of ageing.  People plan for retirement but they don’t always think about that next...
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