Community News Article on Michael Lee Centre Opening

Community News' Southern Gazette covered the official opening of the Michael Lee Centre in Como, July 10th.  Click on the link below to read the full article. https://www.communitynews.com.au/southern-gazette/news/meath-care-inc-opens-dementia-focused-centre/   Read More

Inspiring Catering in Aged Care Australia

  We recently partnered with Cater Care, our in house caterer, to bring our residents, their families and those with an interest in residential care food innovation, a very special Secrets from the Kitchen event. Our organisations are passionate about highlighting the effect of dysphagia on the lifestyles of those living in residential care. Dysphagia is a condition characterised by difficulty in swallowing.  It means living with a textured modified diet, where food is pureed, so... Read More

The Changing Face of Occupational Therapy in Aged Care

We sat down with Michael Lee Centre, Occupation Therapist, Wey Chan this week to talk about her role at Meath Care and why she chose to work in aged care. Wey explained that occupational therapy in aged care is all about helping individuals with reduced abilities to carry out the important, meaningful, everyday activities that we take for granted. The term “occupation” in occupational therapy refers to the things people do to occupy their time. This includes essential activities li... Read More

Meath Care Addressing the Deadly Flu Season

We are doing all that we can as an organisation to keep our residents safe from a worse than normal flu season. 7NEWS Perth came in today to see how the aged care industry is managing 19/06/19. Read More

Retirement Revolution Hits Perth

Our Michael Lee Centre is now open for resident's in Como ~ 7 NEWS Perth popped in for a visit and got to meet some of our wonderful residents. 01/06/19 Read More

The Benefits of Inter-generational Play for Aged-Care Residents

Inter-generational playgroups are aimed at promoting social interaction, learning and social inclusion. They’ve been found to increase happiness, dignity and self-esteem in older participants as well as an active participation and sense of social connection within the community. Older people are fascinated by the energy and excitement of the children who in turn, love having a captive audience. When they come together in play, magic happens.  Play is such an important part of... Read More

The Inspiring Story of a Residential Aged-Care Volunteer

Meath Care Residential Volunteer - Jo Hartzell. Jo Hartzell was raised in the Perth suburb of Nedlands, on Stirling Highway, opposite the iconic Rose Gardens. She was one of five girls and attended MLC College for girls, which was just down the road in Claremont. Pony riding was Jo’s childhood passions and many happy years were spent both in the stables and on horseback. Jo studied French at the University of Western Australia. After graduating in 1966, she moved to Kings Lyn... Read More