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

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

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

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

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