NDIS Success Story – Tyson from Mackay

NDIS Success Story – Tyson from Mackay

We’ve all felt that desire to get out of the house and go and have adventures, to take advantage of the beautiful weather and get into nature by fishing on the beach or camping in the forest. For Tyson Jansen that pull is even stronger, but always out of reach since the 32-year-old has been in a wheelchair since the age of five. Enter Mandy Brown, occupational therapist with Ozcare.…

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Dementia Videos for the Deaf

Carina couple Vera and Keith Walsh say they didn’t know anything about dementia until Keith was diagnosed with it last year – and even then it has been very hard to find out what this diagnosis means. The struggle for information is a common one for people living with dementia and their families – but even harder for people who are deaf. Vera and Keith are both deaf, and both use sign language (Auslan) to communicate.…

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Spotting the Warning Signs at Christmas with Seniors

If you’ve noticed changes with your relative, what are some of things you can watch out for during this Christmas season, and what support can they access? We highlight ten of the most common issues for seniors and how to get help.…

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Malanda Residents Celebrate Award-Winning Veggie Garden

A group of residents at Malanda Aged Care Facility have proved you’re never too old to try something new, becoming award winning vegetable gardeners after seeing a TV segment about a vegetable gardener growing giant vegetables in New South Wales.…

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Shouting out about dementia-friendly communities

Ozcare’s Dementia Advisory and Support Service is working hard to get the word out that it is possible to live well with dementia, and a diagnosis of dementia doesn’t mean that everything has to stop. It is possible to support people to live well in their own communities – especially if we work with local communities to become ‘dementia-friendly’.…

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Social Inclusion Week 2017

Each and every year Ozcare gets on board with Social Inclusion Week to help all Australians feel included and valued. It’s a small part of our year-round efforts to work with Queenslanders who need a little support to participate fully in society.…

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Ozheart of the Month - Michele Roche

Our November Ozheart Michele Roche makes it clear that she wants to challenge the way diversional therapy is delivered in aged care. Michele is the mastermind behind an innovative new program where residents of Ozanam Villa Burleigh Heads visit Japan for one day every month without even leaving their sitting room.…

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Bringing Cultural Diversity to Older Generations

You’re never too old to make new friends – just ask the Gold Coast aged care residents who are Skyping their counterparts in Japan as part of an innovative new Ozcare program bringing cultures together.…

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Ozheart of the Month - Rita English

We received an overwhelming number of nominations from colleagues and residents at Keith Turnbull Place for Rita English, who celebrates 30 years as a dining room attendant this month. A fixture of the Keith Turnbull Place food services team, Rita was the clear winner this month - staying as committed and passionate about her job as she was on her first day.…

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How a 16 Year Old Helped the Homeless – Sophia’s Story

Every now and then we are contacted by a special person, a person who goes over and above to give back to their community and help those less fortunate to themselves. Today we want to share the story of one such person, Sophia, a 16-year-old student from Ipswich.…

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