Tropical Party, Mocktails & Dancing – Is This Really Aged Care?
From the joyous laughter abuzz, clinking of cocktail glasses, and cheeky dancing, we could very well be on a cruise ship breezing through the South Pacific at cocktail hour. For Freedom Aged Care Rochedale residents, it’s another of their hugely anticipated monthly ‘International Days’ – and this time, the community’s dining room is full for Island Day.
Uniting AgeWell Joins Major Aged Care Research Project
Uniting AgeWell has announced that they will be part of a multi-million dollar research project led by Deakin University into how new technologies can assist older people living at home or in residential aged care..
Importance of Men’s Health Week in Aged Care
Keeping the Balance is the theme of Men’s Health Week from 12-18 June. At RSL Care Carrington’s
residential aged care community, weekly Men’s Club activities focus on supporting men’s physical and mental health.
Bring a Buddy in June! Free Trial Health & Well-Being Sessions at ANZAC Day Therapy Centre
During the month of June, clients who attend Health & Wellbeing for Seniors sessions at the Vasey RSL Care - ANZAC Day Therapy Centre are invited to ‘bring a buddy’.
Catholic Healthcare is Changing Lives...One Picture at a Time
An art therapy program at Catholic Healthcare St Joseph’s Residential Aged Care in Coffs Harbour has swept the pool at the local show, winning three awards and highlighting the amazing work the program does.
New Book Launched at BaptistCare Carey Gardens Celebrates Older Australians
In May 2017, BaptistCare hosted the launch of 'Important to me: Snapshots from elders in objects and stories', a book containing a series of stories about older Australians and a single meaningful object that each has kept with them throughout their lives.
Over $12 Billion in Lost Super – Could Some be Yours?
Not taking an active interest in your super is one thing. Completely losing track of it is another. The Australian Taxation Office reported that there were more than one million lost super accounts out there with a combined value of just over $12..7 billion.
Envigor Home Care Embraces Changes to Consumer Directed Care
Envigor Private Home Care has embraced the Australian Government's changes to home care & the introduction of consumer directed care in February 2017. The new changes mean that home care package recipients now have more flexibility and choice when it comes to choosing a provider and the type of care required.
Bethanie Illawong Residents Celebrate Positive Image and Self Worth with Glamour Photo Shoot
Bethanie organised a Glamour photo shoot for Bethanie Illawong residents to promote inner positivity and self worth. The idea came about from the abundance of beautiful photos of residents back from when they were young in their rooms, however there were none of them currently.
Revealed: Latest Vision for Kununurra Aged Care
This is the future of aged care services in the East Kimberley, a modern multipurpose residence for all older people seeking residential and community care services in Kununurra. Releasing the vision of the new Juniper residence, Chief Executive Vaughan Harding said additional accommodation and care services would be of great comfort to the region’s older people and their families.
Aged Care Niche Buyer's Agent
With the increase of larger aged care providers purchasing small operators in Australia, a specialised service and buyer’s agency known as Site Unseen Property Acquisitions has found a niche service in the aged care sector for providers looking to either purchase a site to build a facility or buy existing residential aged care homes..
Dance Wellbeing Program Kicks off at Resthaven Paradise
Residents at Resthaven Paradise are benefiting from a new ‘social dance’ project being run at the home. Manager, Belle Kerr, says, "This three month project aims to measure the benefits of social dance on a person’s physical and emotional wellbeing."
Opal Aged Care Continues its $300 Million Investment in Western Sydney with 8 New Homes
Opal Aged Care hosted the official ground breaking ceremony earlier this week to mark commencement of construction on a $41 million, 149-bed specialist residential aged care facility in Blacktown.
Mosaic Unveiled at ACH Group Highercombe
A colourful mosaic created by a group of residents, staff and volunteers has been unveiled at ACH Group Highercombe Residential Living. The 2m high mural, which depicts an archway and galahs at a bird bath, has been installed in the Heysen courtyard of the Hope Valley home.
Perth Dementia Innovation Showcased Internationally
Baptistcare Lifestyle Coordinator Shizuka Yokoi recently presented at Alzheimer’s Disease International’s 32nd International Conference in Kyoto, Japan. Representing Australia, Ms Yokoi introduced the Win-Win Culture Exchange.
Lyndoch Team Taking Regional Aged Care Straight To The Top
Last week, Lyndoch Living’s executive team met with the Federal Minister for Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt, to discuss their exciting new Masterplan which will shape the future of aged care in the greater Warrnambool region.
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