Five Signs Your Ageing Loved Ones Need Support

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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Chief Cook Named Maggie Beer Foundation's October Masterclass Champion

Kay Gunnarsson, Chief Cook at Ozcare Keith Turnbull Place Aged Care Facility attended the Maggie Beer Foundation two-day cooks and chefs ‘Creating an Appetite for Life’ Education program in Brisbane in April this year. She returned to work determined to put her learnings into practice.…

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Reflections of Dementia Awareness Month From a Student’s Perspective

My name is Sammy Schiller and I have been undertaking Social Work placement with Ozcare's Dementia Advisory & Support Service since the beginning of July, based at Shailer Park. I was therefore involved in helping the dementia advisors during the month of September. I found it important to reflect upon events, what I have learnt and also hopefully pass on to everyone some of my learnings before I leave at the beginning of November.…

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Why We Care - National Carers Week 14-20 October 2018

Anyone at any time can become a carer. Australia's 2.7 million carers make an enormous contribution to our communities. Find out more about Ozcare's range of respite services designed to give carers a break.…

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Case Study - Mental Health Recovery Program

Jane (name has been changed for anonymity) has experienced past trauma, including a stroke and the passing of her husband. Due to Jane's stroke and her husband's passing, her family home was repossessed by the bank and Jane, along with her three daughters, were left homeless and in financial despair. Share in Jane's journey to recovery with the support of Ozcare.…

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