Five.Good.Friends. in the press

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1st March, 2017

Revolutionary in-home care for Aussie Elders

Five Good Friends, Australia’s first ‘successful ageing platform’, has welcomed legendary media icon and former Australian of the year, Ita Buttrose, as the official face of the organisation after launching its innovative program last month.

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February, 2017

Sky News Business Success with Simon Lockyer and Nathan Betteridge, Co-Founders of Five.Good.Friends.

Co-Founders Simon Lockyer and Nathan Betteridge speak with Sky News Money about why Five.Good.Friends. was founded and how they use technology to bring transparency and innovation to the aged care industry.

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December, 2016

A Holistic Approach to Ageing

Recently, in aged care we have seen the emergence of a concept called ‘holistic ageing’, where the focus is drawn away from surface issues in a person’s life and placed on the stem of their happiness and fulfilment. This means that people are not invested in recieving not only quality care but care that also allows them to maintain their livelihood. Holistic ageing focuses on care providers who place importance on how friendships and in-home are can enhance the quality and longevity of life.

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December, 2016

The Secret to Good Home Care

With the recent introduction of Consumer Directed Care (CDC), consumers now have a large say in the choice of in-home care services they receive, and also in the choice of the service providers they want to use. This consumer empowerment has brought much needed competition into the market place and the number of organisations providing in-home care services has grown substantially in recent months.

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21st December, 2016

Looking out for elderly family members

How to identify the warning signs your elderly family member may need some help this Christmas. With our years becoming busier and our days becoming longer, Christmas is one moment in the year when we can appreciate and focus on family time. It is in these moments when you may notice changes in your elderly family members: slower, confused, unable to do the things they used to. Christmas time is the perfect opportunity to sit back and observe and if you notice any of the warning signs, take action early to help your family members live a safer and more comfortable life.

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19th December, 2016

$2 Million to help Queenslanders age in place

The Queensland Government today announced it is providing $2 million from the Business Development Fund to Brisbane-based home care company, Five Good Friends. Acting Premier and Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the company developed IT applications allowing older people to stay in their own home longer while maintaining connections with their family, friends and community.

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19th December, 2016

$2 Million to help Queenslanders age in place

BRISBANE-BASED home care company Five Good Friends has received a $2 million state government funding boost to assist more older people to stay in their own home longer. Acting Premier and Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the company developed IT applications that allowed older people to stay in their own home longer while maintaining connections with their family, friends and community.

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2nd November, 2016

New service to help keep elderly in their homes longer

Australia’s aging population has a new service to help them stay in their own homes longer. The online concept called Five Good Friends has been launched in Brisbane, allowing families to tailor help for the elderly from lawn mowing to social outings. Max Futcher reports.

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2nd November, 2016

Helping hand

A new app is promising to revolutionise care for older people so they can delay moving into aged care facilities.

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2nd November, 2016

Aged care technology allows seniors to live in their own homes for longer

The aged care system works via a website and mobile phone app that connects ageing homeowners to the carers they need.

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“I get by with a little help
from my friends.”

– John Lennon & Paul McCartney