Ozheart of the Month - Rob Murray

Ozheart of the Month - Rob Murray

This month’s Ozheart award goes to Rob Murray, Senior Support Worker at South Brisbane Hostel. Rob was nominated by his supervisor Kelly Sciacca for his ability to develop and maintain professional boundaries in a role where it is not always easy to. The relationship between a support worker and a client in a hostel environment is essentially one of trust and this can lead to situations where there is a level of emotional dependence on the support worker. Rob strikes just the right balance, embracing Ozcare’s values and coming from a place of compassion and respect when interacting with clients.…

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My Story: Getting Out of Domestic Violence

Read the inspirational story of one woman's journey to lead a life free of domestic violence, as part of Domestic & Family Violence Prevention Month.…

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Angels in Disguise Bring Hope to People in Need

“If it wasn’t for this lot, I probably wouldn’t be here.” Strong and somewhat confronting words from Brisbane resident Andy, who lives alone and was struggling to manage his diabetes on his own. “I overdosed intentionally years ago… I didn’t want to be here. The hospital didn’t trust me to administer my insulin so they put me on to Ozcare.”…

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Bringing Hope and Leaving Sunshine

It’s National Volunteer Week from 8-14 May and an opportunity to thank our wonderful volunteers. At Ozcare we have 400 volunteers working across a range of our services. They help make a difference in the lives of the people we care for and their support to our staff is invaluable. This National Volunteer Week we spoke to a group of volunteers from our Palm Lodge Aged Care Facility to find out why they chose to volunteer at Ozcare.…

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Why Sleep is the Fountain of Youth

Scientists now believe that sufficient sleep may be the fountain of youth we have all been searching for. Researchers from the University of California argue that a lack of sleep in older populations elevates the risk of memory loss as well as mental and physical disorders.…

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Ozheart of the Month – Kerry Frost

He’s described as “fantastic”, “helpful”, “a real go getter”, and “someone who lights up the room”; all admirable qualities and most definitely qualities worthy of an Ozheart award - congratulations to Kerry Frost our Ozheart for April.…

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65 Years’ Wedding Anniversary for Geoff & Peg

After 65 years of wedded life together, Peg and Geoff Jameson still have eyes only for each other. The couple celebrated their milestone wedding anniversary with family at Ozcare Noosa Heads Aged Care Facility recently with real feeling for one another.…

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Clontarf Aged Care Facility Unveils Private Rooms & Dementia Wing

Our Ozanam Villa Aged Care Facility in Clontarf has opened the doors to a new 36 bed extension. Designed with maximum comfort in mind, the three story, $9 million extension offers single rooms with private ensuites, secluded balconies, cosy lounge rooms and intimate dining areas.…

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Dementia and the Magic of Routine

Anyone who cares for someone living with dementia knows just how important routine and familiarity are. Gold Coast business owner, Lyn, has been caring for her 73 year old husband, Barry, who lives with dementia for the past six years.…

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Ozheart of the Month – Leah Tasker

A heartfelt congratulations to Leah Tasker, cook at our Keith Turnbull Place Aged Care Facility on the Gold Coast, for winning the Ozheart award for March. Leah was nominated by her manager for the effort she has put into creating moulded texture C (smooth pureed) foods for her facility. Refusing to let her residents eat bland and boring texture-modified meals, Leah has spent her own time visiting other facilities, attending demonstration courses and researching online to learn how to use food moulds to recreate the look of a meal rather than serving all the components with a spoon.…

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