News - Helping Hand


Australian Ageing Agenda interviews Aged Care CEOs


To mark the beginning of the 2020-21 financial year, AAA asked the chief executive officers of aged care organisations, including our own CEO Chris Stewart, about the year ahead.

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Keep updated with Forgotten Australians projects


The Real Care The Second Time Around Project has been developed with Forgotten Australians* by Helping Hand, in partnership with Relationships Australia South Australia (RASA) and Flinders University.

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Aged Care Royal Commission releases Financing Aged Care paper


The Aged Care Royal Commission has released a consultation paper about how aged care is funded in Australia and overseas, and has invited public input on the issues raised.

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COVID-19 restrictions easing at care homes


On Friday 19 June 2020, the State Government amended its Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 6) (COVID 19) Direction. This has allowed us to further ease restrictions.

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Helping Hand receives grant for pilot project to improve palliative care


Just in time for National Palliative Care Week, (24-30 May 2020) Helping Hand is pleased to be the recipient of a grant from the South Australian government for an innovative […]

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National Palliative Care Week 2020


National Palliative Care Week’s theme this year is ‘Palliative Care… It’s more than you think!’.

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Visiting hours extended at residential care homes


On Monday 11 May 2020, an Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes During COVID-19 was released.

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Have you had your flu vaccination?


With peak flu season approaching, medical experts are advising that everyone aged six months and over needs to be vaccinated this year.

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Keep up to date with COVID-19 information


Helping Hand is working with our entire community to keep those in our care safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Breaking down barriers for Forgotten Australians


A new report from Australian Healthcare Associates examines the challenges of providing appropriate palliative care to people who carry the legacy of childhood trauma from State or institutional care.

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Thank you and goodbye to Parafield Gardens volunteers Jan and Alan


A chance encounter at a fete at our Parafield Gardens home was the start of an amazing journey as volunteers for Jan and Alan.

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2018-2019 Annual Report is now available online


The Annual Report highlights many of our key achievements in 2018-19 and provides an overview of the services, programs and activities that Helping Hand has undertaken in the previous year.

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New project to tackle loneliness in residential aged care


Helping Hand is partnering with the National Ageing Research Institute to find out how befriending a person living in residential aged care can reduce depression, anxiety and loneliness.

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Helping Hand joins national study to improve aged care services in South Australia


Helping Hand has become the only South Australian provider to join a national research campaign that will pave the way for significant improvements to residential and home care services for […]

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Eating Well with Dementia Workshops


We’re pleased to be holding two workshops focusing on eating well as we get older. The workshops are suitable for those living with dementia and their carers.

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New Charter of Aged Care Rights explained


The Australian Government has introduced a new and simpler Charter of Aged Care Rights.

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Staff Appreciation Month


Every September is Staff Appreciation Month at Helping Hand. The organisation dedicates an entire month to saying thank you to its staff for the incredible contribution they make to the […]

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Future Design Hub


The Future Design Hub is Helping Hand’s platform for developing innovation and technologies in the ageing space. We’re driven by principles of co-design, commercialisation and collaboration.

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SALA Exhibition – Confluence


Helping Hand is creating powerful statements about its residents through an art installation.

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What does Helping Hand think about current issues?


As the aged care system continues to be reformed, and in light of the ongoing work of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, a number of important […]

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