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Posts by Jenni-Lee Hoffman

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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Living with rheumatoid arthritis

Associate Professor Therese O’Sullivan, an accredited practicing dietician and lecturer at Edith Cowan University, recently shared some helpful tips with us, for those living with rheumatoid arthritis.   Rheumatoid arthritis, also known as RA, is the second most common arthritis after osteoarthritis. It affects more women than men, and is most likely to start at…

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SCC’s Paradise Quays development update

The City of Swan has acknowledged that it faces a shortage of aged care facilities and services into the future, and has appointed Southern Cross Care to develop an integrated aged care precinct in response to the City’s needs for the City of Swan community. The precinct will combine the very best in contemporary aged…

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Strength training for seniors

Senior couple walking with dumbells

By Denis Taaffe, Professor Exercise Gerontologist, Edith Cowan University Normal ageing is characterized by a reduction in muscle mass and strength, which can compromise an older person’s functional performance, such as the ability to climb stairs or rise from a chair, independence, and quality of life. Moreover, the decline in muscle strength contributes to poorer…

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Celebrating Christmas with dementia

Christmas is just around the corner and caring for people with dementia around this time can be challenging, however with the appropriate dementia care strategies in place, you and your loved ones can enjoy the festive season. Our Dementia Services Manager, Rejane Le Grange, has some tips and ideas caring for people with dementia to help…

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Celebrating our volunteers

On Thursday 29th November, we got together at the Riverside Woodbridge Cafe and paid tribute to SCC’s 200 selfless volunteers who generously give their time to volunteer at our various sites.   Our volunteers perform a variety of roles including religious care (our clergy from different denominations), pastoral care and social visits that go a…

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