Southern Cross Care News

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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February 2, 2022

Aged Care|Events|News|Residential Care

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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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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January 21, 2022

Aged Care|Southern Plus

Fishing outing a huge success for home care client Robert

Robert, who is one of our Home Care clients, recently enjoyed his first fishing experience through not-for-profit group, Fishability, with support from one of our senior support workers. Initially organised as a trial to see if fishing would be a good fit for clients, the excursion was a huge success with Robert and his support […]

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January 21, 2022

News|Southern Plus

Jill’s secret to a long and healthy life

Southern Plus client Jill recently celebrated her 105th birthday. This is a remarkable milestone, but what makes this an even more amazing accomplishment is the fact that Jill is still living in her own home, safely and independently with the help of Southern Plus. Jill’s secret to a long and healthy life is to live […]

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January 21, 2022

Aged Care|Careers|News|Southern Plus

Kevin brings happiness and joy to home care clients

We recently welcomed Kevin Keen as a qualified home care employee after he completed his traineeship through Southern Cross Care’s partnership with the Australian Medical Association’s training body, Health Training Australia (HTA). The HTA traineeship program allows students to undertake learning to receive a qualification following the completion of the program. Kevin spent just under […]

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September 21, 2021

News

Together we can ensure no one faces dementia alone

Dementia Action Week encourages Australians to become well informed about the struggles, as well as the highlights of dementia throughout September to ensure that people living with the condition feel less isolated and alone. Alongside this enlightening week, today is also world Alzheimer’s Day.World Alzheimer’s Day highlights the need for all of us to reach […]

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March 12, 2021

News

Jeremiah Donovan House residents impart wisdom after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine

On Thursday 12 March 2021, 59 residents at Jeremiah Donovan House took the opportunity to protect their health, receiving the first dose of the ground-breaking COVID-19 vaccine. As part of the Australian Government COVID-19 vaccine rollout, aged care residents are among the priority groups to be vaccinated in phase 1a. For Jeremiah Donovan House resident […]

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November 18, 2020

Residential Care

Victoria Park Nursing Home Residents are treated like family

The team at the Victoria Park Nursing Home were worthy recipients of the Kalgoorlie Boulder Chamber of Commerce’s Community Organisation Not for Profit award at last weekend’s Goldfields Business Awards. The ethos of the team who provide care to the 51 residents of the home is to treat them like family. This was recognised by […]

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May 25, 2020

Volunteers

SCC celebrates National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week occurs from May 18 to May 24, and at Southern Cross Care, it is an opportunity to recognize the amazing and generous contributions of our growing team of volunteers.  We are fortunate to have 220 dedicated volunteers who invest their time to enrich the lives of our residents, through conversation, activities and […]

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January 10, 2020

Health and wellness

Stay healthy this summer

We live in a sunburnt country where hot days and heatwaves can stress our bodies. With hot summers likely to continue, the information provided by HealthDirect Australia shows you how to stay cool and hydrated during the warmer months and what to do if you start to feel unwell. Tips to help you stay well […]

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