The Crisis in Home Care

During the current Covid-19 pandemic, across the home care industry, support workers are in high demand, but in very short supply. Now, more than ever, the people with disabilities and older people in our community need support.

It can be a daunting process for anyone needing help at home to invite a support worker into their home. The right home supports are so much more than just having a cup of tea and a chat. It may be assisting people with personal care which helps them to feel fresh and ready for their day. Domestic assistance ensures their home and environment is clean, tidy and comfortable for them. Shopping, transport, and a myriad of other tasks may be needed.

Support workers at Just Better Care are able to work hours that suit them and their families, enjoy one to one relationships with clients whilst being supported by the office team who are only a phone call away.

As a family-run business, the importance of a work and life balance is well understood. Just Better Care has a focus on the health and wellbeing of each staff member. The Staff App has a Health and Wellbeing section with links to Mind and Body, Nutrition, Health Technology as well as Crafts and Activities. Counselling is also available, free of charge, to all employees and their immediate family members.

In house training, on-line timesheets, weekly pay, insurance, superannuation and tax are just some of the benefits of working with Just Better Care.

If you have relevant qualifications (e.g. are studying or have completed a Certificate III or IV in Individual Care, Aged Care, Disability Care, AIN, are studying to be a registered or enrolled nurse, or have retired from nursing but would still like a few hours work a week) and you would like to find out more about how you can support people in your own community, get in touch with Just Better Care by emailing your resume to [email protected] or call 02 9484 8788

Sue Buckle is a Registered Nurse and the Director of Just Better Care Hills to Hornsby