Southern Cross Care News

December 20, 2019

Mental health

SCC staff shine at WA Mental Health Awards

Shivani Lala, a Team Leader of SCC’s Community Options Mental Health sites, was recently recognised at the 2019 WA Mental Health Awards Gala winning the Employee Excellence Award for outstanding contribution to mental health in Western Australia by an individual employed or volunteering within the sector. The WA Mental Health Awards, which are hosted by […]

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December 17, 2019

Health and wellness

Easy Christmas Pudding

Ingredients 1 cup raisins 1 cup sultanas 1 cup self-raising flour 1 cup finely grated butter (about 115g) 1 cup fresh brown breadcrumbs (from around 4 thick slices of bread) 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup mixed nuts, chopped plus extra to decorate 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground mixed spice 1 cup milk […]

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December 16, 2019


SCC celebrates volunteers’ contributions

In November, SCC hosted its annual volunteer appreciation event at the Royal Perth Golf Club to celebrate and recognise the achievements of our volunteers. Ian Simms, Head of Pastoral Care and Volunteer Services, said the event was a wonderful opportunity to thank volunteers for their generous contribution to the organisation. “Our volunteers mean a great […]

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October 25, 2019

Aged Care|Our Clients|Residential Care

Alma’s holiday dream comes true

Alma Obschonka an energetic 91-year-old resident at SCC’s Victoria Park Nursing Home in Kalgoorlie, is living proof that age and disability are no barriers to continuing to live life to the fullest, as proven during a recent holiday to Esperance. With many fond memories of family holidays in Esperance, and with her daughter living there, […]

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October 11, 2019

Events|Health and wellness|Our Clients|Retirement Living|Southern Plus

Health and Wellness events encourage residents to live and age well

SCC’s Retirement Villages are helping to spread the word about health and wellness among residents and visitors, hosting a number of health and wellness events, with a packed schedule of events planned for the rest of the year. Each event includes a knowledgeable guest speaker who will talk about a variety of health and wellness topics. […]

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September 26, 2019

Aged Care|Care Advice|Dementia

Living with dementia series: what dementia feels like

By Rejáne Le Grange, Dementia Services Manager   Think about the skills you use every day to look after yourself, your family and to be successful at your job or your community responsibilities. Now imagine a day where everything goes wrong. Things break, financial demands suddenly seem to increase, you don’t feel as well, extra […]

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September 17, 2019

Aged Care|Care Advice|Dementia

Dementia services team – delivering the very best in dementia care

Did you know that as part of our commitment to providing exceptional care and support to our clients living with dementia, SCC has a dedicated Dementia Services Team? The team, which is made up of health professionals with extensive dementia training and experience, is an extra service to our clients, their family members and our […]

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September 3, 2019

Aged Care|Care Advice|Dementia

What is dementia?

What is dementia? Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a number of illnesses that affect the brain. It is not one specific disease. Dementia causes a progressive decline in a person’s functioning and affects a person’s thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks.   Who gets dementia? Dementia can […]

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August 29, 2019

Aged Care|Careers

Building our workforce for the future

To ensure the SCC Group is able to meet the needs of our ageing population, we have continued to implement a rigorous recruitment and training program across the organisation. In doing so we are ensuring that our staff are experienced and highly trained and able to deliver the best possible care and support to our […]

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June 20, 2019

Aged Care|Residential Care

How do I get started with residential care?

Traditionally known as nursing homes, modern day residential aged care homes are designed to provide elderly residents with not only with care and comfort but also lifestyle activities, outings and various events to keep them motivated and part of the community. STEP 1: ACAT Assessment: The individual seeking care must be assessed by a government-appointed […]

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June 13, 2019

Our Clients|Residential Care

The sky’s the limit for aviation enthusiast Arthur

Arthur Cornwell, a 96-year-old aviation enthusiast and resident at SCC’s Joseph Cooke House in Shelley, has proven that you’re never too old to fulfill your dreams, after his recent flight with the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia. The idea for the flight was thanks to Ian Simms, SCC’s Head of Pastoral Care and Volunteers […]

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May 3, 2019

Events|Media release

Southern Cross Care recognised by Water Corp for commitment to reducing water waste

 Southern Cross Care (SCC), has been recognised at the Water Corporation’s 2019 Waterwise Recognition Event as a ‘Gold Waterwise Business’ for our outstanding commitment to reducing water waste at our retirement village and residential care facility in Success.   SCC received the award for water management initiatives implemented at SCC’s Success Village and Frank Prendergast […]

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