Couples Stay Together in Aged Care

Wendy and Jim's Story ~ Wendy and Jim have been happily married for 62 years. Wendy was Jim’s primary caregiver when Parkinson’s Disease impacted his ability to manage everyday life. They were thrown a curveball last year when Wendy was diagnosed with breast cancer which meant she was no longer able to care for Jim.  She also started suffering with arthritis in her right hand which affected her dexterity. Wendy and Jim’s children recognized the need for assistance and or... Read More

What We Love About Living In Aged Care

For elderly people requiring assistance with day-to-day living, aged care homes have many advantages over other types of care. We asked some of our residents to tell us the best parts of life in aged care and they came up with a comprehensive list. Security/Safety Older people are often vulnerable in their own homes particularly when they are forgetful and may forget to lock a door or close a window. It leaves them open to the possibility of a break-in. Aged care homes have high... Read More

What it’s Like Working in Infection Control During a Pandemic

Imagine starting a new role, which includes infection control and finding yourself in the midst of a pandemic - that’s exactly what happened to Meath Care Senior Clinician, Lisa Pham. Lisa graduated from Edith Cowan University in 2014 with a degree in Health Science, Nursing and joined Osborne Park hospital as part of their graduate programme. It was a great learning environment where she worked in various departments including rehabilitation, looking after those recovering from ... Read More

Planning Ahead ~ the Importance of Enduring Power of Attorney and Enduring Power of Guardianship in Aged Care

Planning ahead: Enduring Power of Attorney and Enduring Power of Guardianship in Aged Care. If you or a loved one are considering entering residential care, there are several documents which are useful to have in place, prior to admission. Whilst they aren't mandatory, they're highly desirable. They allow you to entrust important decisions to a person of your choice in the event that you're unable to make your own decisions. It’s important to talk to your family members or a t... Read More

CEO Olive Wright’s Radio Interview with ABC News

If you missed Meath Care CEO Olive Wright's interview with Nadia and Russell on ABC Radio Perth's Breakfast Show ~ you can listen to it here. Read More

Enhanced Living Environment for Residents

We’ve been busy making improvements to our dementia-specific unit at the Dr Mary Surveyor Centre in Kingsley. Shenton residents will now have easy access to the outside garden from the communal lounge area. A fence and gate have been installed across the width of the garden, close to the raised garden beds, allowing residents to move unrestricted between both areas. Previously, a swipe lock was required to access the garden.  The re-vamp has given residents the ability to mov... Read More

What to Consider When Looking for Aged Care

So, your parent or loved one is getting to the stage where they are no longer able to care for themselves and living with you isn’t an option. With so many new facilities on offer - how do you know what to look for? Choosing the right facility can be a daunting task at an emotional time for you and your family. To help you to make an informed choice, we’ve come up with a definitive list to ensure your loved one is well cared for and their needs are met; Accreditation – ha... Read More