Ozcare’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ozcare’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ozcare is closely monitoring the Australian Government Department of Health for the latest updates on COVID-19, as well as following the advice from our federal and state-based health authorities and our peak bodies. We take great pride in providing services within our aged care facilities, day respite centres and to the wider community, and we are committed to minimising the spread of COVID-19. As always, the health and well-being of our clients, staff and volunteers, remains our number one priority.…

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New Aged Care Facility Delivers Jobs Bonanza to Mackay Region

A mini construction boom at Ozcare’s revolutionary new aged care facility in Mackay has led to the creation of four times as many jobs as predicted during the building phase. With the 120-bed facility set to open in June, the widespread economic benefit from the project has included the creation of 600 construction jobs – soaring well above an original estimate of 150 jobs.…

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Innovative retirement community boosts seniors' living on Fraser Coast

Construction is underway on a new multi-million dollar retirement village project set to transform seniors’ living on the Fraser Coast. Village design experts from Ozcare and Woollam Constructions will unveil the state-of- the art design features today as stage one of the six-stage Reflections on the Bay Retirement Village is underway at Kawungan in Hervey Bay.…

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Summer Ozheart - Sheree Jesse

Our Ozheart employee recognition program continues to go from strength to strength. Last quarter we received nearly 200 nominations from our clients, staff and members of the public. We are very grateful to everyone who takes the time to nominate an Ozheart. It is very powerful when we encourage one another and build each other up. Please join us in congratulating Sheree Jesse, Care Assistant at Malanda Aged Care Facility on winning our Summer Ozheart award.…

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Healthy eating focus for Queensland seniors

A real food revolution is being embraced by tens of thousands of ageing Queenslanders as part of a Christmas calendar project which has been rolled out across the state. Recipes designed to be good for the mind and body of seniors are at the heart of the calendar which was delivered in the lead-up to Christmas by Ozcare to over 20,000 people, including many living with dementia.…

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The joy of Christmas past revived for the ageing in a shopping ‘memory’ project

Some of the Gold Coast’s oldest residents, including a 94-year old grandmother who has never had her photo taken with Santa, go on the shopping experience of a lifetime as part of reminiscence therapy for seniors.…

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Proud memories of war service revived for a group of Ozcare residents

Many proud memories of war service were revived for a group of Ozcare residents following Remembrance Day last week, including the remarkable journey of one of Queensland’s last surviving WWII veterans.…

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Spring Ozheart Winner - Leanne Sellwood

Congratulations to Leanne Sellwood, Care Assistant from the Sunshine Coast, on being voted our Spring Ozheart. This is the second time we have awarded an Ozheart to a Care Assistant on the Sunshine Coast as a result of a client nomination. It is great to see that when our staff genuinely love what they do, it makes a big difference in the lives of the people we care for and support. Leanne was nominated by her clients, Barney and Fay, for “all the little things she does to make their days better when she visits.”…

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Aged Care men’s shed provides community connection and mateship for older men with dementia

A newly opened men’s shed at a Glenvale aged care home is helping older men with dementia reconnect with their past and forge new friendships. Toowoomba West Men’s Shed president Murray Trewavas has collaborated with Ozcare Aged Care Facility on Greenwattle Street to provide residents with projects to work on in between his monthly visits to the onsite men’s shed, known as “The Folly”.…

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National Carers Week 2019

Throughout Queensland, it is estimated there are around 474,000 carers who take care of a family member or friend without being paid for the care and support they provide. From 13-19 October, National Carers Week 2019, raises awareness for and celebrates the outstanding contribution of our carers across Australia.…

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