Southern Cross Care News

May 26, 2023

News, Events

National Reconciliation Week 2023

Today marks the start of National Reconciliation Week 2023. The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2023, Be a Voice for Generations, urges all Australians to use their power, their words, and their actions to create a more just, equitable and reconciled country for all. At Southern Cross Care (WA) we know our country’s past cannot […]

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May 26, 2023

News, Home Care

Home care clients and families invited to join discussion group

Home Care clients and families invited to join discussion groups   How will research be conducted?    Research will be conducted in two stages which will include discussion groups, telephone interviews and an online survey.   Stage 1 – Discussion Groups  The discussion groups will be held at the SSC Tony Quinlan Respite Centre, the SCC Donovan Respite […]

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May 18, 2023

Aged Care|Media release

Housing the elderly homeless at Villa Pelletier  

For most of us, having a roof over our heads, a full fridge and access to a shower is a given, but unfortunately it is something many people go without. These basic needs shouldn’t be a luxury. Everyone deserves safe and secure housing, no matter their age, demographic or financial status.    Sadly, elderly people […]

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April 11, 2023

Aged Care|Events|Residential Care

Connect the 40%

We know that as people get older they can become lonely due to change in lifestyle, loss of independence and mobility, and even a lack of connection with family and the wider community. But did you know up to 40% of older people living in residential aged care homes do not receive regular visitors? In […]

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April 6, 2023

Events, Volunteers

Consumer Advisory Committee

Expressions of interest are now open for Southern Cross Care (WA)’s new Consumer Advisory Committee We are seeking interested clients, residents, carers and family members to join our Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC). Nominations are now open! Would you like to be a part of improving the aged care, mental health and retirement living sectors? Would […]

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December 22, 2022

Aged Care|News

Nominations for the 2023 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards are now open!

Nominations for the 2023 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards are now open! We are inspired by the work our extraordinary nursing staff do to provide the best care for our residents and think we have many worthy recipients. Our nursing staff not only play a vital role in responding to the health needs of […]

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April 4, 2022

Care Advice|Southern Plus

Accessing home care – the ‘how to’

As you age, living independently in your own home can become more difficult. If you’re finding it harder to do the things you used to, support at home might be just what you need. Home care refers to the wide range of services that support the independence of over 65s to age well in the […]

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February 10, 2022

Aged Care|News|Residential Care

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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February 2, 2022

Aged Care|Media release

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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February 2, 2022

Aged Care|Events|Volunteers

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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February 2, 2022

Aged Care|Mental health|News|Southern Plus

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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February 2, 2022

Aged Care|Dementia|Health and wellness|Mental health|News

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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