Southern Cross Care News

February 20, 2018

Residential Care

What’s good for your heart is good for your head!

Some of the strongest evidence about maintaining your brain links brain health to heart health.  Even though you can’t feel your brain working, it’s one of the most active organs in your body – your heart pumps about 20 percent of your blood to your brain, where billions of cells use about 20 percent of […]

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February 20, 2018

Residential Care

Baby, its hot out there!

Although so far Perth’s summer has been relatively mild, we can still expect some hot weather this time of year. As the hot weather approaches, it’s important to pay attention to the needs of people living with dementia, to ensure they are healthy and safe at all times. So how to deal with some of […]

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February 20, 2018

Residential Care

Don’t let dementia stop you celebrating love this Valentines Day

By Ro Hogan – Head of Clinical Services  In my role at Southern Cross Care, I often see how taking care of someone you love who has Alzheimer’s disease can at times be a difficult and stressful job for carers, however, it can also bring joy into your life and be extremely rewarding if you […]

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November 9, 2017

Events

Southern Cross Kalgoorlie wins Regional Achievement Award

Jessie Ho, Head of Residential Care presents cheque to Kalgoorlie’s Victoria Park Nursing Home Southern Cross Care (SCC), one of Western Australia’s leading aged care providers, has been recognised with a national Regional Achievement and Community Award. SCC’s Kalgoorlie-based team won the Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award on Friday night, thanks to initiatives […]

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October 1, 2017

Retirement Living

New buses for Southern Cross Care

Residents from Southern Cross Care’s  (SCC) Success Retirement Village and Frank Prendergast House can enjoy being able to get out and about, and remain connected to the local community thanks to the purchase of two new buses. The buses, which are driven by SCC volunteers, will be used across all of SCC’s villages and residential […]

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January 15, 2017

Events

Southern Cross Care launches new health and wellness brand in WA

Southern Cross Care (WA) Inc. (SCC), one of Western Australia’s leading providers of quality care, health and lifestyle services has launched a new brand – Southern Plus – which will offer the next generation in health and wellness. SCC Acting CEO, Jane O’Halloran said SCC had developed Southern Plus in response to clients’ increasingly complex […]

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November 24, 2016

Care Advice

Preparing the Elderly for Summer

During summer we are all at risk of dehydration however if you are older you are at more risk of severe heat stress and dehydration. During a heatwave it is vital to monitor fluid intake to ensure you drink cold drinks regularly, such as water and fruit juice. Tea, coffee and alcohol should be avoided. […]

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September 27, 2012

Events

Children’s Book on Dementia Launched

A Southern Cross staff member’s daily contact with the anguish which dementia causes to families has culminated in the launch today (September 26) of a moving children’s book on the subject. Sheryl Munday, a nursing home manager, said she was driven to produce the book after witnessing the confusion experienced by children with relatives suffering […]

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