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Posts by Jenni-Lee Hoffman

Alma’s holiday dream comes true

Victoria Park Nursing Home

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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Living with dementia series: what dementia feels like

Living with dementia series

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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What is 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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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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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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The sky’s the limit for aviation enthusiast Arthur

Arthur Conwell in plane

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

SCC Water Corporation Award

 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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You are what you eat – healthy recipes for seniors

The human gut is home to trillions of microbes or ‘good bacteria’. The food that we eat everyday feeds these microbes or microbiota and therefore what we eat can influence the health of our gut.  Foods that are high in fibre, particularly resistant starch, support a healthy gut.  Potato, sweet potato, legumes and beans as…

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