A Tribute to a World War II Hero

(Image ~ John Revell with Meath Care staff) Meath Care would like to acknowledge all of our residents who served in the armed forces.  This is just one story of many - John’s special story. John Revell was born in Cambridge, England on the 13th, July 1923. He grew up in South End on Sea, Essex, close to the Thames estuary. Living close to the river meant many boyish adventures riding down to the flats, accompanied by his beloved pet dog. His mother was an active member of the ... Read More

A Special Friendship With a Cryptic Twist

(Image: Rita Waghorne) We sat down with our new resident Rita Waghorne this week to talk about her unique friendship and interesting hobby. Rita and Dot have been friends for over 30 years, they met as primary school teachers in North Beach, WA in the late 80’s – it was the start of a special friendship. They moved on from their jobs in North Beach and kept in touch, catching up regularly. Dot moved to Albany a few years ago to be closer to her family and Rita recently moved ... Read More

The Benefits of Moving to a Retirement Village

Making the decision to downsize to a retirement village isn’t always easy.  It can be hard to see the bigger picture and understand the benefits.  So, to make it easier - we’ve compiled a list of the many positives. It may reduce stress - The University of Adelaide ran a research project in 2015 and found that 18% of retirees in the broader community felt as though their lives were out of control, compared to only 7% of those living in retirement villages. It can free up equity ... Read More

Employee Stories ~ Christina Standen

It was Aged Care Employee Day on August 7th.  We took the opportunity to chat with some of our staff and discuss why they chose to work in the aged care industry. Christina Standen is an OTA at our Dr Mary Surveyor Centre in Kingsley, she explained why she enjoys her job. "I have a lot of respect for the elderly, it's a mutual respect. I love the stories they tell me and their attitude to life.  I get so many laughs, I love them and they love me." Christina was kind enough to ... Read More

Maggie Beer Foundation July Newsletter

The Maggie Beer Foundation is such an important advocate for quality food in aged-care Australia. We were very proud to be included in their July newsletter. https://maggiebeerfoundation.org.au/news/meath-care-share-their-recent-workshops-success/   Read More

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