Life as a Volunteer in a COVID19 Aged Care Home

Meath Care employee, Mark, spent 28 days in Melbourne recently as an aged care volunteer in a COVID19 positive nursing home. We caught up with him once he’d completed his hotel quarantine to ask him a bit about himself and his experience in Melbourne. Mark immigrated to Australia from South Africa in February 2010 and became a naturalised Australian on 1 November 2015. Part of the naturalisation process included a pledge to be loyal to Australia and its people, he explained, w... Read More

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

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

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

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