What it’s Like Working in Infection Control During a Pandemic

Imagine starting a new role, which includes infection control and finding yourself in the midst of a pandemic - that’s exactly what happened to Meath Care Senior Clinician, Lisa Pham. Lisa graduated from Edith Cowan University in 2014 with a degree in Health Science, Nursing and joined Osborne Park hospital as part of their graduate programme. It was a great learning environment where she worked in various departments including rehabilitation, looking after those recovering from ... 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

Inspiring Catering in Aged Care Australia

Partnerships Making a Difference to Aged Care in 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 wit... 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

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 Lynn ... Read More

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