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

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