Ben at the Controls

Ben at the Controls

Towards the end of 2017, Ozcare’s Nursing Team on the Gold Coast were involved with the palliative care of Ben, an exceptional 17-year-old young man who had been diagnosed with a malignant tumour at the start of the year. Ben underwent many treatments for his condition and the secondary malignancies that developed, but his disease continued to progress. Ben was referred to Ozcare by Paediatric Oncology at Gold Coast Hospital for palliative support, and together with a Paediatric Clinical Nurse and a Consultant from Specialist Palliative Care Service at Robina Hospital, a collaborative approach was developed to care for Ben at home during his final months.…

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Celebrating Love in Dementia

Valentine’s Day is that sweet time of the year where soon-to-be or new couples use the opportunity to declare their love. Couples who have been together longer might joke about not going to too much trouble, but secretly enjoy the excuse for a little romance all the same. Perhaps it involves going out for a meal, giving or receiving flowers, or simply making a point of saying ‘I love you’ or ‘Thank you’ to someone special. If Valentine’s Day is about celebrating the love in your life, what does this mean if you you or someone you love has dementia? What might change if you are living with dementia?…

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Meet the Commissioning Manager - New Toowoomba Aged Care Facility

Our aged care facility at Greenwattle Street, Glenvale is opening this April. Meet the Commissioning Manager, Elizabeth Klein, and read about her role in getting the facility operational and making sure it 'feels like home'.…

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Cameron's Story

Late 2016, just like any other day, Cameron came home from work and greeted his mini poodle, lifting it up for a hug. The next thing he knew he was in hospital and diagnosed as a level 2/3 incomplete paraplegic. Cameron had just suffered a spinal cord injury.…

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Five Signs Your Ageing Loved Ones Need Support

Christmas catch-ups with old friends and relatives are a great way to stay in touch but they can also serve as a way to check on health and wellbeing, according to Queensland aged care provider Ozcare. Ozcare have identified key signs an older person may need support as Christmas brings people together for another year.…

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Summer Ozheart Winner - Emma Orr

Our heartfelt congratulations go to Emma Orr, Care Assistant at Ozanam Villa Clontarf on winning the Summer Ozheart Award! Emma had some stiff competition this quarter, The Leadership Team had four very worthy finalists to pick from and we would like to applaud Amanda Brown, Occupational Therapist at Mackay, Roy Broomhall, Care Assistant at Noosa Heads Aged Care Facility and Stella Wilson, Registered Nurse at Noosa Heads Aged Care Facility, for their wonderful work and superb nominations for having a positive impact on the lives of our clients. However, there can only be one winner, and the majority vote went to Emma Orr for going the extra mile to make a difference in the lives of people living with dementia. Emma works in ‘Wattle’ the special care wing at Clontarf. Hesitant to work in Wattle initially, Emma has taken the opportunity and run with it.…

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Denis' Story

Meet Denis, a Level 4 Home Care Package Client and a self-professed "jack of all trades and master of none." Find out how Denis has continued his brilliant work in the face of quite considerable adversity, with the support of Ozcare.…

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Re-imagining South Brisbane Men's Hostel

Representatives from more than 25 organisations came together in June this year to take a collaborative approach towards homelessness in Brisbane. Initiated by Ozcare, a leading not-for-profit organisation, the focus of the workshop was to generate ideas for how best to optimise Ozcare’s South Brisbane Men’s Hostel, the largest hostel in the state.…

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Recruiting Now - Toowoomba Aged Care Facility

More than 130 jobs will be created when Toowoomba’s revolutionary new aged care facility opens next year. Ozcare’s 150-bed facility near completion at Glenvale, in Toowoomba’s west, is incorporating state-of-the-art design features as demand for residential aged care shifts towards more privacy and staying connected.…

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Maria's Story

In October 2009, Maria had a life changing stroke. The beautiful, young mum had just dropped her 2 year-old at day care and taken her 1-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son to the park, when out of the blue, she collapsed. Read her inspiring story of how she picked herself up and faces life with love and determination.…

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