Scenario Exercises in our Residential Homes and Community Centres


As part of SCC’s efforts to prepare for a COVID-19 outbreak under the direction and guidance of our skilled incident management team, led by Matt Helstrip, we have been recently completed Incident Management Training and Scenario Exercises at our residential aged care homes and Community Options Centres. This training will ensure that our staff have…

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Aida Keeps Her Independence at 82


Aida first encountered the Allied Health team at Southern Plus 18-months ago. Her primary concerns were related to a stroke which she experienced many years earlier. During the early phase of recovery Aida needed to relearn to walk, talk and remember things. She was successful in this part of her recovery. However, Aida never made…

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Keeping Safe in a COVID-19 World


While we have been lucky in Western Australia to have avoided community spread of COVID-19, we can’t afford to be complacent. It is a good time to remind everyone to follow the health advice – maintain physical distancing wherever possible, practise good hand hygiene and stay home if sick and get tested. Remember to also…

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Children Share Words of Care and Comfort


To celebrate International Day of Older Persons 2021, staff and students at Goldfields Child Care Centre put together a collection of care packs and artworks to put a smile on the faces of our Victoria Park Nursing Home residents in Kalgoorlie. Each year the students usually present a sing-along concert to the residents, followed by…

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Tips for Keeping Your Mind Active


Being brain healthy is relevant at any age, whether you are young, old or in between. However, it is particularly important once you reach middle age as this is when changes start to occur in the brain. Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain that affect thinking, behaviour…

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Pets Providing Companionship for SCCWA Residents and Clients


Ageing can be a challenging stage for many older Australians, with isolation and a loss of social interaction being a common experience. Many studies have shown that pets can be a source of companionship that benefits seniors in countless ways. This companionship has proven to ‘cheer up’ lonely seniors and enhance their quality of life.…

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Volunteers Thanked for Their Continued Efforts


Volunteers are the mainstay of many organisations and at Southern Cross Care (WA), our volunteers prove every day how special they are in their role of helping to make a real difference to the lives of our residents and clients. We value all our volunteers and as a gesture of thanks for their generosity of…

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