Southern Cross Care News

May 30, 2024
World MS Day - Nicole's story


Celebrating World MS Day: Nicole’s Journey

Nicole’s Journey and our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion  Today, we celebrate World MS Day, a Global Day of Action to raise awareness for the multiple sclerosis (MS) community and campaign for everyone affected by MS. The 2024-2025 theme, Diagnosis, focuses on advocating for early and accurate diagnosis, highlighting the barriers people face, and sharing personal […]

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May 24, 2024


Spotlight on Schizophrenia

For Phil and many people like him, living with schizophrenia is a constant battle that affects every part of his day.  Diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager, Phil openly speaks about the challenges he faces living with the condition, which he describes as a “cruel disease.”   “It’s not easy, but I’ve learned to live with […]

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May 22, 2024
National Volunteer Week


Celebrating our volunteers this National Volunteer Week

This week is National Volunteer Week and is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering. It celebrates the diverse passions and talents everyone brings to volunteering. This year’s theme is ‘Something for Everyone,’ highlighting that there is a place for everyone in the world of volunteering.  Over the past year, we have been fortunate to have […]

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May 14, 2024
City of Cockburn Senior Community Citizen of the Year

Retirement Living

Success Village resident Maureen named 2024 City of Cockburn Senior Community Citizen of the Year 

In appreciation of her incredible dedication to the Cockburn community, Success Village resident Maureen has been named the 2024 City of Cockburn Senior Community Citizen of the Year.  Volunteering at the Cockburn Seniors Centre, Maureen lends a helping hand and brings joy to visitors at the centre four days a week.   Whether greeting visitors in […]

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May 13, 2024
International Nurses Day

Aged Care|Events|Residential Care

Celebrating our extraordinary nurses this International Nurses Day

As we celebrate International Nurses Day, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our extraordinary nurses at Southern Cross Care (WA). International Nurses Day is celebrated on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the pioneer of modern nursing. On this significant day, we recognise the invaluable contributions that nurses make to our communities and […]

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May 6, 2024
home care social support

Home Care

Stay connected with home care social support services

It’s amazing how a leisurely outing, interaction with those around you or a chat over coffee can effortlessly brighten your day. At Southern Cross Care (WA), we believe those joys should never fade away, no matter your age. Did you know the services available to you as part of your Home Care Package can include […]

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May 5, 2024

Events|Mental health

The benefits of Laughter Yoga

You may have heard the saying ‘laughter is the best medicine’, but did you know a daily dose of laughter has many health benefits and can be a great form of aerobic exercise? Faulkner Park Village resident Janni Goss says her life changed for the better when she decided to prioritise her health and wellbeing […]

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April 22, 2024
lemon delicious

Our Clients|Residential Care

Lemon Delicious

Every day, Southern Cross Care (WA) (SCC (WA)) employees make an extraordinary difference in the lives of the people we support. But what does it mean to make an extraordinary difference? It’s not about grand gestures or big acts; sometimes, it’s the simple things that have the most profound impact. It’s about taking the time […]

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March 28, 2024
Home care ladies

Home Care

Making home care navigation easier

At Southern Cross Care (WA), it is part of our mission to support older West Australians to more easily navigate the aged care sector and provide them with the information and tools to do so. That’s why we have developed a new home care navigation tool on our website, designed to make the transition into […]

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March 19, 2024

Uncategorized, Aged Care|News

National Advance Care Planning Week 2024

When is the best time to discuss aged care with a loved one? Aging and aged care are difficult topics for many families, and it’s very common for people to avoid thinking about and discussing where they plan to live as they begin to need more help and care. But by avoiding a conversation about […]

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March 8, 2024


Celebrating inclusion on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is about celebrating women’s achievements and advocating for women’s inclusion and equity. The theme this year is Inspire Inclusion. At SCC (WA), we Inspire Inclusion every day by working to create an environment that celebrates inclusion and recognises the unique contributions each person brings to our community. Through awareness, flexible working options, […]

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December 22, 2023

Events|Residential Care

Crafty Christmas Competition winners announced!

Our residential care home teams have been hard at work with our residents, their families and volunteers to create a Crafty Christmas, filling their homes with hand-made decorations to celebrate the festive season.  As well as promoting connection and a sense of community, the winners took out prize money to spend on an event or […]

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