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What is Supported Independent Living?

By Afea Care Services

Supported Independent Living is personal support for those who require significant assistance throughout the day, seven days a week. It ...

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A Spotlight on Kamini, Care Manager & Registered Nurse

By Afea Care Services

Kamini is one of our Care Managers who is also a Registered Nurse. Prior to joining Afea, she worked for ...

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How to be Mindful in May in 2022

By Afea Care Services

Practising mindfulness in listening, gratitude and daily chores Welcome to Mindful in May! Mindful in May is a global campaign ...

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A Spotlight on our Carer, Richard

By Afea Care Services

Our carers come from diverse backgrounds and have different motivations for becoming a support worker. Some are after flexibility while ...

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Minimum two hours for service bookings

By Afea Care Services

Service bookings to be a minimum of two hours from 1 July From 1 July 2022, Afea Care Services will ...

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Afea goes back to back in AFR BOSS Best Places to Work

By Marielle Bagus

For the second consecutive year, Afea Care Services has been recognised as one of Australia and New Zealand’s Best Places ...

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What is Specialist Disability Accommodation?

By Afea Care Services

Dreaming of moving into your own home? Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) can assist you in finding a house or apartment ...

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A Spotlight on Anna, Quality & Risk Manager

By Afea Care Services

Meet Anna! Anna moved to Australia from the Philippines in 2011 and started working at Afea soon after. As an ...

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A Spotlight on Anita, Head of Service Delivery

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Say hi to Anita, our Head of Service Delivery! Anita joined Afea in January 2022 after occupying several disability and ...

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A Spotlight on our Carer, Jungki

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Some of our carers enjoy the flexibility of being a support worker as they finish uni or take care of ...

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Plan Management and the NDIS

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What does a Plan Manager do? In this article, we look more closely at what a Plan Manager can do ...

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Inebura transition to Afea

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In 2019, Afea introduced Inebura as an independent brand that focused on Plan Management and Support Coordination, crucial services that ...

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NDIS Holiday Funding: Will the NDIS fund my holiday?

By Afea Care Services

Going on a short or extended holiday has great benefits. It’s a great way to recover from stress, meet new ...

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A Spotlight on our Services Team Leader, Shupei

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Meet Shupei, our Care Coordinator recently promoted to Team Leader! Check out this video to learn more about her and ...

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What is autism?

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An interview with our Care Coordinator, Maria Autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition that affects a person’s ...

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A Spotlight on our Carer, Bonnie

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Afea Carers come from all walks of life. Some, like Bonnie, are uni students who enjoy the flexibility of being ...

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Harmony Week at Afea

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Happy Harmony Week! This week (21-27 March) is a celebration of Australia’s diverse cultures. Did you know that nearly half ...

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From Carer to Care Coordinator: Makshita

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Makshita first joined Afea as a carer in September 2020. Inspired by a family member who was born with Down ...

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A Fireside Chat with Under Armour’s Fernando Reani

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Fernando Reani, Managing Director of Under Armour Australia and New Zealand, joined us for a Fireside Chat about work culture, ...

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Supported Independent Living with Afea

By Afea Care Services

Basketball, BBQs, day trips, movie nights – with 24/7 Carer Support If you require round-the-clock support but would still like ...

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Introducing Dikshya, our Community Nurse & Trainer

By Afea Care Services

Dikshya is one of our experienced Registered Nurses who has worked in the public, private and community sectors. She first ...

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From Carer to Care Coordinator: Hayde

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Hayde’s heart has always been in caring for others. Before starting her journey with Afea, she worked for several years ...

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A Spotlight on Keith, 2021 Carer of the Year

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At Afea, we empower our support workers through ongoing training, professional development and recognition. We make sure to celebrate those ...

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How support from Afea Carers gives Samira time to recharge

By Afea Care Services

When clients engage our services, their families also benefit from the support provided by Afea carers. Keep reading to learn ...

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Changes to Payment Arrangements for Home Care Packages

By Afea Care Services

The Australian Government has implemented changes to improve the payment arrangements for recipients of Home Care Packages. The Home Care ...

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NDIS participants can now use plan funds to claim for RATs

By Afea Care Services

A welcome news for NDIS participants: if you require rapid antigen tests (RATs) to safely access disability-related supports, you can ...

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What is complex care?

By Afea Care Services

Complex care is provided to people who may require a specialist level of support due to higher level medical needs ...

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A Spotlight on our Head of Sales, Deki

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This Valentine’s Day, one Afean is marking a sweet milestone: Deki begins her new role on 14 February as Head ...

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A Spotlight on our Services Team Leader, Vayini

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At Afea, we encourage the growth of our staff and carers and acknowledge their achievements! Our Anniversary Bonus scheme, where ...

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Our COVID-19 Response in 2022

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Afea continues to adapt to changing circumstances in light of recent developments due to COVID-19. We have proved our resilience ...

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Afea’s Virtual Care Services

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With Virtual Care, you can receive Afea’s compassionate support from the comfort and safety of your own home! While we ...

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From Carer to Care Coordinator: Yesenia

By Afea Care Services

Yesenia first joined Afea as a carer in January 2020 and is now thriving in her role as Care Coordinator! ...

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Temporary price limit increases for some core supports

By Afea Care Services

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has introduced temporary price limit increases for some core supports. This is to account for the additional ...

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What makes a good disability care coordinator?

By Afea Care Services

Have you ever wondered what a disability care coordinator does at Afea? In this article, we discuss what this role ...

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How we use Johno’s NDIS plan to help him achieve his goals

By Afea Care Services

When you join Afea as a new client, one of the first things we do is look at your NDIS ...

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Our 2021 Highlights

By Afea Care Services

As the year draws to a close, we at Afea would like to reflect on and express our gratitude for ...

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A Spotlight on our Services Manager, Jack

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This International Migrants Day (18 December), we celebrate the contributions and achievements of migrants worldwide, especially our multicultural workforce and ...

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How Stella’s adjusting to life at home after 4 years in hospital

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Stella spent four years in hospital after being diagnosed with a rare disease. Here’s how her Afea carers have helped ...

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NDIS Cleaning: All You Need To Know

By Afea Care Services

A guide to NDIS cleaning supports and important things to consider Are you curious about NDIS cleaning supports and how ...

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Afea is one of the fastest growing companies in Australia!  

By Marielle Bagus

Afea has ranked #94 on the Australian Financial Review’s Fast 100 Companies List. The list ranks organisations across Australia that have shown the ...

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How Capital Supports can help improve lives

By Afea Care Services

NDIS funding category: Capital Supports Your NDIS funding is allocated across three categories – Core Supports, Capacity Building and Capital ...

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Improving skills with Capacity Building

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NDIS funding category: Capacity Building NDIS funding is allocated across three categories – Core Supports, Capacity Building and Capital Supports. ...

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What’s covered under the Core Supports NDIS funding category?

By Afea Care Services

NDIS funding category: Core Supports When receiving funding from the NDIS, they will allocate it towards certain funding categories. These ...

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Our Liverpool Office is Open!

By Sasha Omran

We have opened the doors to our brand-new location in Liverpool! We are looking forward to connecting with our local community of NDIS Participants ...

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Our very own Afean Paralympian – Wayne

By Afea Care Services

One of the highlights of the past few months of lockdown has been watching the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games. ...

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Introducing: The Afean Way

By Afea Care Services

Our company culture takes on a new look At Afea, our company culture is really important to us. We even ...

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Our 12-day challenge for Mental Health Month

By Afea Care Services

Looking after our mental health at Afea    With everything that’s been going on with lockdowns and isolation, many of us ...

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What to look for in a good NDIS Plan Manager

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And why a good Plan Manager will help you achieve your goals Are you considering getting an NDIS Plan Manager ...

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What are the benefits of NDIS Plan Management?

By Afea Care Services

Is Plan Management the right option for you? Plan Management is a support offered to NDIS participants. It is the ...

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Getting the most from your plan review

By Afea Care Services

Your plan review is an opportunity for you to reflect on how your NDIS plan is working for you, and ...

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From STEPtember and beyond: How we care for our complex needs clients

By Afea Care Services

This month, many of us Afeans are doing the STEPtember challenge to raise funds for people with cerebral palsy. We’re ...

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How we’re providing virtual disability support services during lockdown

By Afea Care Services

Many of our clients need daily disability support services and they are continuing during lockdown. We are doing everything we ...

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How Supported Independent Living helps participants achieve their goals

By Afea Care Services

If your goal is to increase your independence while still being supported by carers that really care, one of our ...

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“How Afea helped me discover my true potential” – Archna Sharma

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If you’ve called Afea recently, you may have spoken to our concierge, Archna. She came to us in an unusual ...

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Your questions answered about the COVID-19 vaccine

By Afea Care Services

A recent survey found that many disability support workers don’t have confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine. The survey found that ...

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Why we’re Mindful in May

By Esha Oberoi

By Afea Founder and CEO Esha Oberoi Have you heard of the Mindful in May movement? It’s a global event that ...

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Afea ranked one of Australia’s Best Places to Work

By Afea Care Services

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been recognised as one of Australia and New Zealand’s Best Places to Work! We’re ...

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Esha’s interview on ABC Radio

By Afea Care Services

Founder and CEO of Afea, Esha Oberoi spoke with Nas Campanella on ABC Radio Sydney about the workforce challenges in ...

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Afea has opened an office in Parramatta!

By Afea Care Services

Afea has opened an office in Parramatta! Why we’ve chosen Parramatta for the next stage of our journey We have ...

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Why Afea loves Harmony Week

By Afea Care Services

How we can help make sure everyone belongs You’ve probably heard of Harmony Day, but did you know it’s now ...

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Why we all need to take action to prevent hearing loss

By Afea Care Services

What causes hearing loss, and how can you prevent it? Today, 3rd March 2021 is the World Health Organisation’s World ...

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Afea’s highlights of 2020

By Afea Care Services

How we have all made a difference in a tough year It’s almost the end of the year, a time ...

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How we help our clients with their mental health

By Afea Care Services

Why helping our clients with their mental health is so important at Afea At Afea, talking about mental health isn’t ...

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Our favourite Australian disability podcasts

By Afea Care Services

What disability podcasts are you listening to? Have you got on board with the podcast craze? 1.6million Australians regularly listen ...

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What is support work and how do you get into it?

By Afea Care Services

Would you make a good disability support worker? Have you ever thought about getting into disability support work? Here we ...

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What we learnt doing a mental health first aid course

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Why mental health first aid is a crucial skill to know You’ve probably heard of physical first aid courses and ...

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How we work on our mental health at work

By Afea Care Services

Why improving mental health in the workplace is so important at Afea October is Mental Health Month. It’s a month ...

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How to live independently with dementia

By Afea Care Services

Some tips to help you live at home after a dementia diagnosis If you have recently been diagnosed with dementia, ...

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How you can celebrate World Gratitude Day

By Afea Care Services

And what we’re grateful for at Afea Every year in September, the world celebrates World Gratitude Day. It’s a day ...

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The COVID-19 precautions we’re taking to protect our Clients and staff

By Afea Care Services

We’re committed to protecting the vulnerable from COVID-19. We heard recently in the Disability Royal Commission public hearings about reports ...

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Our Finance Manager is celebrating 8 years with Afea!

By Afea Care Services

Sam reflects on his time with Afea   Finance Manager, Sam, is a CPA (Certified Practising Accountant) and has been ...

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It’s never been more important to ask R U OK?

By Afea Care Services

What we’re doing at Afea this R U OK Day It’s no secret that many of us are struggling this ...

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Why it’s more important than ever to keep Australia beautiful

By Afea Care Services

Did you know that this week is Keep Australia Beautiful week? The Keep Australia Beautiful movement was founded in 1968 ...

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Why company culture is so important at Afea

By Afea Care Services

Have you ever worked in one of those jobs where you’re counting down the hours until it’s time to leave? ...

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Our Supported Independent Living home has a new resident

By Afea Care Services

This month we welcomed our newest resident into our Supported Independent Living home. We marked the occasion with balloons, gifts, ...

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NDIS funds can now be used to pay for PPE

By Afea Care Services

The NDIA has announced another update to the Price Guide to offer more flexibility and protection to its participants. From ...

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5 ways you can celebrate International Day of Friendship (even if you’re in lockdown)

By Afea Care Services

We share how we’re celebrating friendships and committing to making new ones The 30th of July is the United Nation’s ...

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Why instant gratification is hindering our ability to succeed

By Esha Oberoi

Esha Oberoi, founder and CEO of Afea Care Services shares her secrets to success One of the questions I’m most ...

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Esha Oberoi’s 5 tips for managing mental wellbeing

By Esha Oberoi

By Esha Oberoi, founder and CEO of Afea Care Services Work-life balance, clean eating, exercising, socialising on top of coronavirus ...

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Ever wondered “What does Afea stand for?”

By Afea Care Services

We’re often asked, “What does Afea stand for?”. Is it a word? An acronym? An anagram? To make sense of ...

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Updates to the NDIS Price Guide

By Esha Oberoi

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has published the NDIS Price Guide and Support Catalogue for 2020-21. The new Price ...

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Success isn’t limited. Why I don’t say no to mentoring our Competitors.

By Esha Oberoi

By Esha Oberoi, founder and CEO of Afea Care Services Last year, one of our old Afea team members requested ...

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How I balance goal setting with the principles of detachment as an entrepreneur

By Esha Oberoi

By Esha Oberoi, founder and CEO of Afea Care Services We are heading into the end of the financial year ...

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Disability and Homelessness

By Afea Care Services

As it gets colder outside and we snuggle up under the blankets at night, spare a thought for those in ...

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5 Minutes with… Adi

By Afea Care Services

Meet Aditya. More affectionately known as Adi around the office, he is one of the newest members of our Intake ...

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A Milestone Celebration for Anj

By Afea Care Services

There are certain people in the world that have a lasting impact on you, no matter if you meet them ...

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6 Mindfulness Myths

By Afea Care Services

The practise of mindfulness and meditation are getting more and more accepted in everyday life. Large corporations such as Google ...

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Esha’s Self-Care Strategies

By Esha Oberoi

By Esha Oberoi, founder and CEO of Afea Care Services We are living in an incredibly overwhelming world at the ...

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Mindfulness 101

By Afea Care Services

This month for Mindful in May, we’re sharing our advice for being more mindful in everyday life. Although ‘mindfulness’ is ...

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Want to know what it’s like to work at Afea?

By Afea Care Services

Introducing our brand new culture book! Happy exploring!

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4 ways to support the elderly during Covid-19

By Esha Oberoi

By Esha Oberoi, founder and CEO of Afea Care Services There are now 17 nursing homes across Australia that have ...

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What’s it like to work from home and home school?

By Afea Care Services

Meet Ammee who is juggling both There has been a lot of news coverage of the situation many concerned parents ...

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How can NDIS and HCP funding help people during COVID-19 lockdown?

By Afea Care Services

The core purpose of both the NDIS and Home Care Packages is to help people achieve their goals and live ...

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Take a Tour of Our Supported Independent Living Home

By Afea Care Services

Afea’s Supported Independent Living home is centrally located, recently refurbished and secure. Take a tour with Maria, our Partnerships and ...

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Disability Accommodation Vacancies!

By Afea Care Services

We are looking for housemates for this recently refurbished home, perfect for NDIS participants who have low to standard needs ...

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Updates to transport funding in the NDIS Price Guide

By Afea Care Services

As you’ve probably heard, the guidelines around transport in NDIS plans have once again been updated. Participants now have the ...

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How we came to be a work family, not a work place

By Esha Oberoi

I started my business when I was 24 and overnight I fell into a leadership role with no real management ...

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What Does a Successful 2020 Look Like?

By Esha Oberoi

Another silly season has wrapped up and society is starting to get back into their normal routine. As always, there ...

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Give Presence, not Presents

By Afea Care Services

We all have things. Most of us have a lot of things, way more than we need. Do we really ...

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A Year in Reflection

By Esha Oberoi

2019 marks 11 years since the inception of Afea Care Services, when our CEO, Esha Oberoi overcame her own lived ...

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Tips for Independent Living

By Afea Care Services

Moving into a new home is a huge step towards gaining independence. Having a safe and stable home provides a ...

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