Hervey Bay Aged Care Facility - Early Applications Now Open

Hervey Bay Aged Care Facility - Early Applications Now Open

On the countdown to the opening of our brand new aged care facility in Hervey Bay, we are very pleased to announce we are now accepting early applications for residential care. Opening in spring this year, the facility is ideally situated close to Stocklands shopping centre, and features three levels of private single rooms, including two secure wings for people living with dementia.…

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Ozheart of the Month - Ted Sheehan

A big congratulations to Ted Sheehan, Bus Driver at our Day Respite Centre in Burleigh Heads on winning this month’s Ozheart award. Ted is our first winner that was nominated by a client. The nomination was made by Margaret Fletcher, who is fondly known at our centre as “Fletch”. Her nomination was worded so beautifully we would like to share it with you word for word.…

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No Excuse for Elder Abuse

There is nothing more special to us at Ozcare than our residents and clients, which is why we support World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15. Whether you are a senior, carer, aged care worker, friend, or relative, it’s important to know the warning signs of elder abuse and how to get help.…

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Volunteers June & Janice Recognised for Hearts of Gold

In typically modest fashion, June Quinlan and Janice Bishop were surprised to be awarded for their volunteering recently, but they are known to us at Ozcare as the epitome of the volunteering spirit. The pair of Townsville residents are regulars at Ozcare’s Villa Vincent Aged Care Facility helping out with activities, organising morning teas, and spending time with residents with tireless energy and a friendly word for all. We share the stories of these two exception women who bring such joy to our residents.…

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Helping Our Homeless – Q Shelter Conference

Ozcare is a proud gold sponsor of The Future of Australian Housing 2017 conference, a partnership between Q Shelter, Brisbane Development Association and Future Housing Taskforce. Run over two days, the conference will deliver a unique program for delegates and provide a platform for sponsors, speakers, and attendees to connect with a broader range of stakeholders.…

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Ozheart of the Month - Rob Murray

This month’s Ozheart award goes to Rob Murray, Senior Support Worker at South Brisbane Hostel. Rob was nominated by his supervisor Kelly Sciacca for his ability to develop and maintain professional boundaries in a role where it is not always easy to. The relationship between a support worker and a client in a hostel environment is essentially one of trust and this can lead to situations where there is a level of emotional dependence on the support worker. Rob strikes just the right balance, embracing Ozcare’s values and coming from a place of compassion and respect when interacting with clients.…

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My Story: Getting Out of Domestic Violence

Read the inspirational story of one woman's journey to lead a life free of domestic violence, as part of Domestic & Family Violence Prevention Month.…

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Angels in Disguise Bring Hope to People in Need

“If it wasn’t for this lot, I probably wouldn’t be here.” Strong and somewhat confronting words from Brisbane resident Andy, who lives alone and was struggling to manage his diabetes on his own. “I overdosed intentionally years ago… I didn’t want to be here. The hospital didn’t trust me to administer my insulin so they put me on to Ozcare.”…

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Bringing Hope and Leaving Sunshine

It’s National Volunteer Week from 8-14 May and an opportunity to thank our wonderful volunteers. At Ozcare we have 400 volunteers working across a range of our services. They help make a difference in the lives of the people we care for and their support to our staff is invaluable. This National Volunteer Week we spoke to a group of volunteers from our Palm Lodge Aged Care Facility to find out why they chose to volunteer at Ozcare.…

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Why Sleep is the Fountain of Youth

Scientists now believe that sufficient sleep may be the fountain of youth we have all been searching for. Researchers from the University of California argue that a lack of sleep in older populations elevates the risk of memory loss as well as mental and physical disorders.…

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