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 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

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

A Tribute to a World War II Hero

(Image ~ John Revell with Meath Care staff) Meath Care would like to acknowledge all of our residents who served in the armed forces.  This is just one story of many - John’s special story. John Revell was born in Cambridge, England on the 13th, July 1923. He grew up in South End on Sea, Essex, close to the Thames estuary. Living close to the river meant many boyish adventures riding down to the flats, accompanied by his beloved pet dog. His mother was an active member of the ... 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