Southern Cross Care News

December 1, 2023

Aged Care, Dementia

Supporting dementia clients through Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

Over 33,000 West Australians live with dementia. Southern Cross Care (WA) is working to slow the progression of the disease for its clients and support the dementia community through its new Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) program. Run in partnership with the dementia support service Memory Nurture, the 16-week CST program has involved residents living at […]

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November 28, 2023

Connect the 40%|Housing the Homeless

Gift a moment of joy to residents like Stewart this Christmas

Meet Stewart, one of our long-term residents at Villa Pelletier. Stewart was a helicopter engineer in his former life. When he expressed to our pastoral care team how much he missed flying, we reached out to gift-giving platform Connect the 40% platform to make his wish come true. Thanks to a generous donation from a […]

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October 30, 2023

Aged Care|Events|Residential Care

Creating intergenerational connections to reduce isolation 

Intergenerational visits between children and aged care residents are not only a heart-warming initiative but one with profound benefits for both the elderly and the young. The simple joy and laughter that children bring naturally uplifts the mood of older people, often diminishing feelings of loneliness or boredom.    In celebration of International Day of the […]

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October 20, 2023

Care Advice|Health and wellness

Five essential tips for managing Osteoporosis  

Osteoporosis is a medical condition that affects millions of people around the world. It is characterised by decreased bone density and weakened bones, which can lead to an increased risk of broken bones. Living with osteoporosis can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to control your life. This World Osteoporosis Day, Physiotherapist and Manager of […]

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October 15, 2023

Carers

National Carers Week 2023 | A Million Reasons to Care

National Carers Week, celebrated from Sunday, 15 October to Saturday, 21 October, is a special time for us here at Southern Cross Care (WA) (SCC (WA)). It’s a time when we recognise and celebrate the tireless efforts of unpaid carers and the services that support them.   Our extraordinary carer communities provide vital support to those […]

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October 11, 2023

Health and wellness|Southern Plus

World Arthritis Day | Five helpful tips for managing Arthritis 

Arthritis is a leading cause of pain and dysfunction worldwide. In honour of World Arthritis Day on October 12, Physiotherapist and Manager of our Health and Wellness Centre, Mary-Ann Monteath, has gathered some essential tips to help you manage and relieve arthritis symptoms.  1. Understand your condition  Knowledge is power, particularly when it comes to […]

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October 7, 2023

Events|Mental health

Celebrating our impact this Mental Health Week 2023 

October is a significant month for mental health awareness, with the celebration of Mental Health Week from 7 to 14 October, including World Mental Health Day on 10 October.   At Southern Cross Care (WA) (SCC (WA)), we understand the importance of mental health and the role it plays in our overall well-being. That’s why we’re […]

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August 8, 2023

Events|Residential Care

Oldest Southern Cross Care resident Lillian turns 107

Born on 7 August 1916, Lillian is our oldest resident at Southern Cross Care (WA). She grew up in England and immigrated to Australia with her husband in the early 1950s. On arrival in Australia the couple moved to Melbourne and lived in the Camberwell and Box Hill area. Lillian now lives at SCC (WA)’s […]

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August 7, 2023

Aged Care|Careers

Celebrating our extraordinary people this Aged Care Employee Day

At Southern Cross Care (WA), our people are at the heart of our organisation. Today, and every day, they make an extraordinary impact to the lives of the clients and residents we care for – and for that, we say a heartfelt thank you. From nurses to personal care workers, allied health professionals to lifestyle […]

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August 1, 2023

News, Aged Care|Events|Volunteers

Contribute to shaping the future of aged care services 

Southern Cross Care (WA) are seeking consumer input into our aged care service model and design. We want to plan for a future aged care model and design that is: We would like to hear consumers ideas and opinions about what is important to them, both in the way care is managed and organised, and […]

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July 25, 2023

Aged Care|Media release, Aged Care|Residential Care

Southern Cross Care (WA) is proud to affirm the rights and needs of LGBTIQ+ people in aged care

Joint Statement between LGBTIQ+ Health Australia and Australia’s Aged Care Sector on LGBTQI+ rights in aged care. Part of the statement reads: “It is everybody’s business − across all aged care services throughout Australia − to ensure that the rights and freedoms of LGBTI older people are upheld. This requires inclusive and respectful aged care […]

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July 14, 2023

Uncategorized, Aged Care|News

Celebrate the extraordinary impact of our people this Aged Care Employee Day

Everyday Southern Cross Care (WA) (SCC(WA)) aged care workers support people to live an extraordinary life connected to communities.   Every individual at SCC (WA) plays a significant role in making a meaningful difference to our resident’s and client’s lives. From nurses to personal care workers, allied health professionals to lifestyle coordinators, hospitality teams, drivers, cooks, […]

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