A Lifelong Love of Art and Passion for Painting

A Lifelong Love of Art and Passion for Painting

Ozanam Villa resident Terri Hocking celebrated her 90th birthday in May with an exhibition of her own original artwork within the residents lounge at the Clontarf Aged Care facility. Terri Hocking has been an artist from her earliest days growing up in Scotland, studying Art at the Glasgow School of Art and the local Technical College.…

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National Volunteer Week, 18 - 24 May 2020

This National Volunteer Week, we say thank you to our 300 volunteers across Ozcare for their generosity, selflessness and thoughtfulness. Our volunteers make a huge difference in the lives of our clients and they greatly assist our staff. In celebration and honour of the invaluable contribution made by our volunteers, read the story of North Queensland volunteer John Morton, who transforms the lives of the people around him with his kindness and dedication.…

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International Nurses Day

Ozcare employs over 380 qualified nurses, including Clinical Nurses, Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses, who work tirelessly across our services to provide compassionate and professional nursing care. This International Nurses Day, we would like to recognise the great work of all of our nurses by sharing just one story, of the many stories we hear, of how our nurses help clients like Christine manage health conditions and improve their quality of life.…

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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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Beachside setting created by seniors as Anzac Day brings back memories

Gold Coast beach closures on Anzac Day have inspired a group of seniors to bring the beach to them in a project that has lifted spirits ahead of commemorations. Her husband Don served in WWII and Faye Mead, 90, is amongst those residents from Ozcare’s Burleigh Heads Aged Care Facility remembering the nation’s fallen on April 25th. It will be an Anzac Day like no other across the coast and Australia as veterans face the challenges of physical distancing on a day traditionally about unity.…

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Seniors finding joy in ‘simple things’ during COVID-19 isolation

The delicious aroma of home-baked goodies from a portable oven is flooding the corridors of an aged care facility in one of Queensland’s remote tropical areas as staff focused on lifting the spirits of those seniors in isolation due to the virus crisis. Staff at Ozcare Port Douglas in Far North Queensland have baked scones and cheese and herb biscuits for residents in the corridors of the facility as a way of bringing the smell of “home baked goodness” to them while they are unable to gather with more than five residents at a time.…

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Burleigh Aged Care Residents Spread Hope

While they may be unable to feel the touch of their loved ones, a group of Ozcare residents has been spreading a sense of hope from their aged care home via heartfelt videos and message boards.…

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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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