Ozheart Winter Winner - Karen Russell

Ozheart Winter Winner - Karen Russell

Our heartfelt congratulations to Karen Russell, Client Services Assistant at our Port Douglas Aged Care Facility, on winning the Ozheart Winter award. Karen received 11 nominations for the Ozheart award last quarter, from both staff and clients, and all nominations received were very complimentary of Karen's efforts in her role in the laundry. Karen's win demonstrates how our support staff, who do most of their work behind the scenes, play an invaluable role in making a difference in the lives of our clients.…

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

15 June marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), officially recognised by the United Nations in 2011. On this day individuals and organisations worldwide highlight the importance of the rights of older people, as prevention against the mistreatment and harm occurring in their communities.…

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Six Tips For Staying Happy & Healthy This Winter

When the days get shorter and colder, it can be harder to stay happy and healthy. This can be the case for older Queenslanders as the winter leads to less activity and more time away from social networks. But there are ways to counter the winter blues. Ozcare’s Head of Aged Care, Lanna Ramsay, has these winter warmers – six tips for staying on top of physical mental health during this Queensland winter. The good news is, they’re all fun:…

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Allen Bishop Named NQ Volunteer of the Year

Allen Bishop, who has given 10 years of his life to volunteering at our Villa Vincent aged care facility in Townsville, has been recognised for his efforts when he was named North Queensland Volunteer of the Year in an awards celebration last week.…

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Ozcare Loves Our Volunteers - National Volunteer Week, 20-26 May 2019

This National Volunteer Week, 20-26 May 2019, we have taken the opportunity to thank the more than 400 volunteers who generously donate their time across over 30 services throughout Ozcare. Our volunteers greatly assist our staff and help brighten the lives of our clients, and for this we are very grateful. Our services thanked volunteers with a morning tea and presented them with a gift as a small token of our appreciation. To shine a light on the high calibre of volunteers we are lucky enough to have at Ozcare, we would like to share the story of Angela McDonald, volunteer at Ozanam Villa Clontarf and nominee for the 2019 Queensland Volunteering Awards.…

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Ozcare Mackay Aged Care Facility Opening Mid-2020

More than 270 jobs will be created as part of a landmark project to deliver a revolutionary new aged care facility in Mackay. Once completed, Ozcare’s 120-bed facility, built by Woollam Constructions, will be one of the largest construction projects in the region in recent years, delivering 150 jobs in construction and 120 jobs during its operation.…

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International Nurses Day - 12 May 2019

International Nurses Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our nurses and recognise the invaluable contribution they make to the health of our community. Ozcare has over 470 nurses, including Clinical Nurse Managers, Clinical Nurses, Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses working across our services. From delivering specialist nursing services to people in their homes, to working in our homeless hostels and outreach services, to providing expert care to seniors living in our residential aged care facilities, our highly skilled and qualified nurses help our clients manage a range of health conditions and improve their quality of life. Our Nurse Immunisers are busy at this time of year, delivering influenza vaccinations to workplaces, schools and individuals most at risk in the community, in preparation for the upcoming flu season. In honour of International Nurses Day, we would like to showcase how our expert nurses are providing influenza vaccinations for Rockhampton's most vulnerable residents.…

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Soldiers reunite with 98-year-old Townsville flood victim

Some of the heroes of Townsville’s flood response have reunited with a 98-year-old man they helped pluck from rising waters at the height of the city’s disaster. More than two months on from the dramatic rescue, the soldiers of 4th Regiment, The Royal Australian Artillery, have presented David Shannon with a T-shirt from their regiment, wrapping their arms around him once more after the ex-railway worker lost almost everything he owned in the disaster.…

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Stop The Flu In Its Tracks

While last year’s influenza season saw relatively low levels of activity compared to recent years, we know that flu strains change every year so annual immunisation is necessary. With winter approaching now is a great time to prepare yourself for this year’s flu season.…

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Villa Vincent Furniture Helps in Flood Recovery Effort in Townsville

A convoy of trucks arrived at Ozcare’s Villa Vincent aged care facility to begin the process of donating hundreds of pieces of furniture to Townsville’s flood recovery effort. Earlier this month, St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland took delivery of over 500 pieces of furniture, including couches, dining chairs, tables and outdoor furniture, in an effort to help out hundreds of families struggling to refurnish their homes.…

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