During times of hot weather, the aged and vulnerable may suffer from heat stress. As such it is important for our Direct Support Workers to be able to identify signs of heat stress in their clients.
Joanne was a store manager for a retail shop but always wanted to work with people in need. She chose to wait till her boys were older before taking the plunge. She completed a Certificate III in Individual Support in 2017 and joined Accuro shortly after.
Much fun was has by many at the recent Accuro Homecare Annual Staff Celebration. It gave the office staff a chance to catch up with those that they had not seen in about the last hour, but it was also a chance for everyone to relax and enjoy plenty of good food, a few drinks, a great band and reflect on the year that was.
Four and a half years ago David was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. This type of MS is characterised by a constant worsening of symptoms from the onset of the disease. Not long after his diagnosis, his symptoms forced him to leave his job as a Revenue Office at Hunter New England Health.
International Day of People with a Disability is a UN sanctioned day on the 3rd of December which aims to promote understanding, acceptance and public awareness of people with a disability. It is also a time to celebrate the their achievements and contributions to society.