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

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

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