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The differences between HCPs and CHSPs explained

If you’re starting to investigate in-home aged-care options for yourself or a loved one, you’ll have come across a couple of kinds of support: Home Care Packages and the Commonwealth Home Support Program. These two things seem quite similar, so sometimes people find it confusing to know which program offers what kinds of support, and which […] 3 June 2020

Aged Care

13 signs someone might benefit from in-home aged-care help

Knowing whether a loved one might benefit from in-home aged-care support can be difficult. To some extent we probably accept that there’s a general decline that comes with age. Stiff joints making it difficult to get up out of an armchair, arthritis making it hard to take the lid off the jam jar, and becoming […] 27 May 2020

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Our community comes together in face of coronavirus

If any good can be said to have come out of the coronavirus pandemic, it is perhaps the strength it has shown in our community. Thousands of West Australians have volunteered to help their neighbours, friends, families and organisations around the state, with everything from grocery shopping to daily telephone calls. And we’ve seen plenty […] 20 May 2020

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Dan’s Diary #3: Food – A gateway to our true lives

Chorus CEO Dan Minchin’s monthly reflection on how we are putting the community back into community service.       May 2020 There are few human rituals more habitual than sharing a meal. While eating serves an entirely rudimentary purpose, the social, emotional and psychological benefits of breaking bread with others are at the heart […] 8 May 2020

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How to keep in touch during coronavirus self-isolation

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed almost every aspect of our lives, including the ways we keep in touch with our family and friends. It’s a particularly challenging time for many people who live independently and rely on home care services, including seniors and people living with disability, and people in mental health recovery. If that’s […] 22 April 2020

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Dan's Diary #2: The Fresh Approach in the time of COVID-19

Chorus CEO Dan Minchin’s monthly reflection on how we are putting the community back into community service.       April 2020 One of the things we are conscious of in testing and refining the “fresh approach to community service” is that, paradoxically, it’s not that new. In fact, the fresh approach philosophy is built […] 9 April 2020

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Dan's diary #1: Finding the "fresh approach"

Chorus CEO Dan Minchin’s monthly reflection on how we are putting the community back into community service.       March 2020 The old woman cried as she cuddled someone else’s baby. The tears were mostly joy, but I wonder if there was a bit of nostalgia, even regret. A lovely moment – one of […] 5 March 2020

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Social connectedness - The key ingredient of Chorus Kitchen

The benefits to seniors of having their meals home delivered by a meals on wheels service go far beyond the food itself, says Gigi Warren. Gigi is Team Leader of Meal Services at Chorus Kitchen – Chorus meals on wheels service – in Palmyra. Each week she and her team cook thousands of fresh meals, […] 12 February 2020

Aged Care

You are never too old to play

A man in his 80s lying on the floor doing a finger-painting alongside a three-year-old is not something you see every day. But perhaps it should be? A group of Chorus customers have started visiting the Bright Futures Children’s Services Family Day Care centre to spend time doing activities with children. Organised by Paula Cronan, […] 21 January 2020

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