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

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

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