Villa Vincent Furniture Helps in Flood Recovery Effort in Townsville

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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Autumn Ozheart Winner – Toni-Lyn Shaw-Linke

We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Toni-Lyn Shaw-Linke, Care Assistant at Ozcare Hervey Bay Aged Care Facility, on winning our Autumn Ozheart award. Toni received two nominations for the Ozheart award last quarter and both nominations spoke volumes about the type of carer she is.…

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Open Weekend for Toowoomba Aged Care Facility – Register Now

*** Sorry this event is now sold out *** If you are interested in seeing our new Toowoomba facility please call 1800 Ozcare (1800 692 273) to organise your personalised tour. __________________________________________ The wait is almost over! Our Toowoomba Aged Care Facility is opening its doors in April and we invite seniors who are looking to move into residential aged care to bring their family and tour our brand-new facility on Saturday 6 April and Sunday 7 April.…

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Bluey's Story

Our Toowoomba Community Care client, Don Shelton, fondly known as Bluey, has a long history with Ozcare. He’s a talented musician who first encountered our services seven years ago as an entertainer. As part of the trio, The Blue Beats, Bluey would regularly sing and play the guitar for clients attending our Oakey and Toowoomba day respite centres. 4 years ago, when Bluey’s wife of more than 40 years, Val, started to experience some health issues. Ozcare stepped in to give Val showers and help out with housework, meal preparation and allied health services.…

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The Importance of Being Me... So Please Take The Time To Get To Know Me

Did you know that detective skills come in very handy when supporting people with dementia? Detective skills are important – not in the sense that something wrong needs to be detected – but in the way that a detective investigates situations and tries to find clues that might explain what has happened and why.…

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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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