News Archives – Helping Hand

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Apology anniversary a time to reflect

16-11-22

16 November each year marks the anniversary of the National Apology to Forgotten Australians.

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Helping Hand achieves Inclusive Employer status from the Diversity Council of Australia

14-11-22

According to the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA) when organisations take action to become an inclusive employer and create a more diverse and inclusive workplace, everyone benefits. Here at Helping […]

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Helping Hand’s 2021-22 Annual Review is now online

03-11-22

Helping Hand’s 2021-22 Annual Review celebrates our workforce and captures the achievements and milestones of our organisation. 

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Have your say about in-home care services reforms

02-11-22

The Australian Government is changing the way in-home care services are provided to older people, and they want to hear your views.

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Have your say about Aged Care Quality Standards

29-10-22

The Department of Health and Aged Care is reviewing the Aged Care Quality Standards, and is seeking feedback on a new, strengthened version of the standards, from providers, workers, clinicians […]

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Disability Ageing and Lifestyle Expo 2022

21-10-22

Come and meet the Helping Hand team at the #MyLifeChoices Disability, Ageing and Lifestyle Expo 2022. The Expo is on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 October 2022 at the Adelaide […]

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National Carers Week 2022

17-10-22

National Carers Week, 16-22 October, is an opportunity to raise community awareness among all Australians about the diversity of Australia’s 2.65 million carers and their caring roles.

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Allied Health Professions Day 2022

14-10-22

It’s Allied Health Professions Day, celebrating Australia’s 200,000+ allied health professionals, who represent more than a third of the health workforce.

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Ageism Awareness Day 2022

07-10-22

Friday 7 October 2022 is Ageism Awareness Day – time to shift attitudes towards older age and older people and end ageism.

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Update to vaccination requirements for visitors

23-09-22

As of 12.01am Friday 23 September 2022, visitors entering an aged care facility are no longer required: To show evidence of current Influenza or COVID 19 vaccinations Undertake a COVID […]

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Dementia Action Week 2022

19-09-22

Dementia Action Week 2022 runs from 19 to 25 September.

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It is R U OK? Day

08-09-22

Thursday September 8 2022 is R U OK? Day, and we acknowledge this day as reminder that every day is the day to ask, ‘R U OK?’ and start a […]

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Future is bright for Whyalla aged care

01-09-22

Helping Hand to proceed with acquisition of Whyalla aged care organisation Kindred Living. 

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Bridging Ages project brings together young and old

29-08-22

A group of home care recipients have received a hard cover book about their lives as part of Bridging Ages, an intergenerational project in Port Pirie.

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Speech Pathology Week 2022

21-08-22

Speech Pathology Week 2022 runs from 21 to 27 August, and the theme is Good Communication, Better Communities.

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Lightsview Hotel Services team award win

12-08-22

Recently Helping Hand’s Lightsview Hotel Services team won a very special award – the Institute of Hospitality in Healthcare 2022 Project of the Year Award.

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It is Aged Care Employee Day

07-08-22

Sunday 7 August 2022 is Aged Care Employee Day.

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Lealholme has a new bus!

29-07-22

After a huge fundraising effort (which was interrupted by the pandemic) Lealholme, our care home in Port Pirie, finally has a new commuter bus for residents!

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Tovertafels for all our care homes

08-07-22

We are very excited to announce that we now have Tovertafels for all of our residential care homes. We are the only organisation in Australia that can boast that fact.

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Thank you Carinya Auxiliary

15-06-22

After decades of service, we are saying thank you and farewell to the Carinya Auxiliary, who will formally cease their activities from June 2022.

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