Supportive care for people who need it

Ageing and driving

Ageing and driving

Car ownership and driving are highly correlated with independence and life satisfaction in older adults. In a study in Australia, older adults rated driving as the second most important activity of daily living task, behind use of transportation but ahead of leisure,...
We all get by with a little help from our friends

We all get by with a little help from our friends

This week Perth Care + Companion Company has been providing support for a number of people and their pets. Our team have taken people to the dentist, to specialist medical appointments, another gentleman and their very bouncy dog for a long walk, as well as assisting...
Are you in the sandwich generation?

Are you in the sandwich generation?

Are you in the ‘sandwich generation’? And by this we don’t mean that you were brought up on vegemite and bread. So What IS the ‘sandwich generation’? The sandwich generation is a term which has been applied to an estimated 1.5 million Australians who are dealing with...
Loneliness and how companionship can make the difference

Loneliness and how companionship can make the difference

Loneliness is a universal human emotion that is both complex and unique to each individual and for many older people their experience of loneliness may increase with the passing of time with the death of close friends, partners and cessation of working. Loneliness is...
When government funding just isn’t enough

When government funding just isn’t enough

There are many reasons why individuals may not get enough assistance through government funding, or may be ineligible for this type of support. With the current wait-list to access an appropriate level of funding from a Home Care Package being over 3 years,...
Home Care for my ageing parent

Home Care for my ageing parent

Starting the discussion with your ageing parent about their need for assistance can be really tough, after all they will always be the parent!   However, as you have probably found out convincing your parent that the time is now right to start with some home care or...