“Our family was impressed by the quality of your workers and how the care provided was adapted to our individual needs. We needed a young and efficient carer that our high-needs young adult could relate to, but with enough authority to support our two autistic pre-teens and a child. We were delighted to have Your Home Care with us!”
This story in the Daily newspaper highlights the difference that Your Home Care is making by relieving the stress on families, whatever their circumstances or age.
I feel so much better since the girls started supporting me, and they obviously have alot of experience.
Sunshine Coast Daily_help is at hand “a quick visit every day or two to help with showering, making the bed or washing clothes could help the elderly maintain independence,
and start each day afresh with dignity. For the full story about how we are making a difference to people’s lives, follow the link
The Sunday Mail-Home Care is a Low Cost Option this article aims to inform people that home care is an option for all ages, and the benefits to busy families of having someone come to their home are huge.
Do you need to sleep better?
If you are often tired, irritable and not giving your best during the day, you may need more (or better quality sleep).
Here are some ways to do that:
•Regularly practise a relaxation exercise in the evening can help you wind down and prepare for sleep
•Try not to read, eat, work or watch TV in bed. Your bedroom must be a place associated with going to sleep.
•If you can’t get to sleep after about 15 minutes, get out of bed and do something not too stimulating (e.g. watch TV or read a book) in another room. Once you feel sleepy again, go back to bed.
•Repeat the process if you still can’t get to sleep.
•Keep to a routine at night as much as possible, so your body recognises it as a signal to wind down, ready to sleep.
•Don’t have a heavy meal just before bed, as your body will be working hard to digest it.
•Avoid coffee and cigarettes after 6pm. If you do have coffee or cigarettes at night, don’t have them too close to bed time
Tips to Manage Stress
Put simply, stress is the response that we have as individuals when our ability to cope with what is being asked of us, or what we are asking of ourselves, exceeds what we can deliver. In times of greatest pressure and stress we tend to forget about ourselves. We are often too busy, too worried or too tired to look after ourselves. However, it’s times like these that we need to give ourselves the best chance of surviving the stressful time by being fit, healthy and as relaxed as possible.
Relieve stress by:
•Think differently. Keep it in perspective, is it really that important in the whole scheme of life, if you can’t change the situation then push it from your mind, distract yourself with pleasant relaxing thoughts, visualise a place that is calm and serene.
•Act differently. Change routines that increase stress, breathe deeply when you feel tension levels rising, limit or avoid activities that you know are going to raise stress levels
•Have a healthy lifestyle. Good diet, exercise and good relationships will enable you to achieve the above steps more easily.
Healthy Tips for Computer Use
1. Take regular posture breaks – recommended 5 mins every ½ hour
2. Alternate tasks to minimise postural discomfort
3. Perform stretches during posture breaks, especially upper body stretches that open up the chest.
4. Ensure workstation is set-up according to best practice
5. Place frequently used items within easy reach
6. Use your lunch break to exercise – going for a 15 minute walk. Do not take it at your desk
7. Hydrate – drink water throughout the working day to minimise fatigue related to static postures
In Australia, nearly two thirds of men and half of all women are overweight or obese. This is a key factor in the alarming rise of type 2 diabetes. Yet up to 60 per cent of diabetes cases could be prevented, or at least delayed, by people maintaining a healthy weight. The main keys to long-term weight loss and reducing your waist measurement are healthy eating and regular physical activity. Type 2 diabetes often runs in families. To find out how to assess your risk and for more information go to http://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/en/Understanding-Diabetes/Are-You-at-Risk/
Smart Phones and thumb pain
The increasing use of smart phones is resulting in pain in the thumbs due to an irritation of the muscles and tendons at the base of the thumb. It is a rapidly growing condition as more people use smart phones, and you can help prevent it by following the below tips:
• Switch to tapping with other fingers, or use both thumbs to type instead of one.
•Where possible only use your smart phone to send short messages. If this is unavoidable give your thumbs a break when typing long messages.
• Leave non-urgent e-mails to when you get back to your computer.
•Use shortcuts. This not only helps to get tasks done faster but it reduces the need to scroll.
•Use the AutoText feature. This will automatically change common spelling mistakes and also allow for shortcut words.