Nine News Perth Miro the Robot Story

If you missed our robot story on Nine News Perth - you can view it here. (Video Credit: Nine News Perth) 12/11/20 Read More

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

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

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

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