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Aug 07

Welcome to our new website!

Posted by Ian Campbell on Tuesday, August 07, 2018

You might have noticed the last few days that the Lotus Nursing website has just been updated to a stunning new Responsive Design. Responsive design allows our site to detect the screen size it's being pulled up on, and automatically adjust to best fit that screen size. This ensures that site visitors are getting the best user experience possible, regardless of whether they are viewing the site on PC, tablet or mobile. We would like to say a special thanks to the crew at WebsiteWise for their efforts in crafting such a stunning website for our clients.

 

We have added more information and features for your convenience:

  1. Responsive Design to view the site anywhere, any time from your Smartphone or tablet.
  2. Detailed information about the nursing and companionship care services we offer.
  3. Detailed FAQs to assist with any questions you may have regarding our nursing & carer services.
  4. Blog where we will post regular company news and industry trends.
  5. RSS Blog feed to subscribe to receive email notification of when we post a new item. Just click on the logo beside the Blog title at the top of this page to subscribe.
  6. Industry links to relevant industry partners.
  7. Career web forms to apply for nursing or carer positions and upload CV.
  8. Easy subscription to our Newsletter to receive upcoming news via email.
  9. Testimonials to read what our clients have to say about our nursing and carer services.

Please check back often as we add site updates. Leave a comment, or get in touch, we would love to hear your feedback.

Aug 07

Quality of Life - Funding the Supported Care Bucket List

Posted by Ian Campbell on Tuesday, August 07, 2018

 

The report on World Population and Ageing (1950 - 2050) was prepared to give a clear account of the demographics and potential outcomes of unprecedented population ageing. If you'd like to read it, here's the link.

We don't often consider the 'if's, buts and maybe's' when it comes to quality of life as we age. Health impediments can hold us back. A condition may creep up, cast a gloomy shadow over our plans, what then? We have this vague notion that once we retire we'll take it easy, slow down, maybe travel and spend more time doing the things we want to do, but couldn't during our busy years. We want the best quality of life doing the things we like to do, whether it's going out with friends for lunch, travel or just pottering in the garden, and we don't want our kids to worry about us and likely made the decision early on not to go into aged care.

So what do we do? How do we plan for quality independence? More and more baby boomers and future generations want to maximise life experiences without the impost of caregiver burden on family. Bucket list experiences will be integral and it will take creative and flexible services to assist people to realise these aspirations with minimal fuss within a cost effective model.

There are lots of reasons to develop a bucket list. The Bucket List Guy gives reasons why a bucket list is a good idea, what do you think? How do we create a bucket list blueprint for the future (with carer support) and how do we fund it?

Aug 07

Private Care Providers partner with Home Care Package providers

Posted by Info Lotus Nursing on Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Thanks to the new Government changes to Community Care Packages - The Consumer now has individual choice to direct their home care package finance on a range of services in the comfort of their own home. Increasingly care is Consumer Directed and collaborative, a good thing! 

This means Private care providers like Lotus partner with Home Care Package providers to tailor top quality care plans to benefit clients on Home Care Packages to live independently at home. Carers and other service providers of choice such as gardeners, cleaners and social support staff are available to assist. Clients opt to make best use of their Home Care Package and top up with funds if required to enable a full and independent life, living at home in the community where they belong. We find a blend of effective case management, health and home support care, social networking and companionship care enables people to continue their interests and connections for optimum quality of life and works well. Call us for an obligation free discussion about possibilities on 1300 156 887!

Aug 03

Federal changes to home support

Posted by Ian Campbell on Friday, August 03, 2018

From 1 July 2015, the My Aged Care Regional Assessment Service (RAS) will be responsible for conducting face-to-face assessments of older people seeking support at home, provided under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

There was a high degree of interest from a diverse range of organisations. As a result of the evaluation process, 13 organisations have been selected to deliver the RAS. Of the 13 organisations, 10 currently provide services under Commonwealth HACC Service Group 2.

The 13 organisations who will deliver the RAS are:

  • Access Care Network Australia Pty Ltd
  • Australian Regional and Remote Community Services Limited
  • Care Assessment Consultants Pty Ltd
  • Catholic Healthcare Limited
  • Community Options Australia Incorporated
  • Feros Care
  • Health Administration Corporation (HAC)
  • Partners 4 Health Limited
  • Resthaven Incorporated
  • Serendipity (WA) Pty Ltd
  • Suncare Community Services Inc
  • The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (Q.)
  • UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide Incorporated.

The 13 organisations have engaged over 75 subcontractor organisations.  These organisations include for-profit service providers, non-profit service providers, local councils, organisations with a background in the aged care sector, and organisations specialising in the delivery of assessment services across multiple sectors including for Indigenous populations, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse populations, people with dementia and other special needs groups.

The related media release and fact sheets can be accessed from the My Aged Care pages of the Department's website.