Open Day for Hervey Bay Aged Care Facility – Register Now

Open Day for Hervey Bay Aged Care Facility – Register Now

The wait is almost over! Our Hervey Bay Aged Care Facility is opening its doors in October 2017 and we invite seniors who are looking to move into residential care to bring their family and tour our brand new facility on Saturday 7 October.…

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Ozheart of the Month - Adonna Ruff

The Ozheart winner for September is Adonna Ruff, clinical nurse (CN) with our Rockhampton branch who was nominated by clinical nurse manager Vicky Alley after receiving a particularly special thank you card from a client’s family. In fact, the branch consistently receives compliments about Adonna’s services to her clients. This feedback shows that Adonna’s work makes a huge difference in the lives of her clients, and goes above and beyond what is expected of her as a clinical nurse.…

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Dementia Awareness Month - Harold's Story

One of the biggest issues that people diagnosed with dementia face is loneliness: for many, keeping up with regular groups and activities becomes harder, and friends tend to drop away. But long-time Mackay resident and Ozcare client Harry Bishop has shown that, with a positive attitude and a good support network, loneliness is avoidable for people living with dementia.…

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Seniors Week 2017

It may be winter but our aged care services have gone troppo for Seniors Week, holding tropical themed parties to celebrate seniors in our community. This week is one of our favourite weeks of the year, where we get to recognise the contribution that seniors have made - and continue to make! So dust off your Hawaiian shirts, warm up those hula hips, and join us at one of our aged care facilities or day respite centres for our Seniors Week events from 20-26 August.…

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Ozheart of the Month - Deborah Leeds

This month we were deeply moved by the outstanding Ozheart nomination we received for Deborah Leeds, Support Worker at Madonna House Women’s Refuge. Deb’s joint nomination from her supervisor, colleague and client was so heartfelt that she was unanimously voted this month’s Ozheart winner.…

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Homelessness Week 2017

Last year we supported more than 3,500 people in our homeless hostels, family accommodation, and women’s refuges. With the right support, and the right mindset, homelessness doesn’t have to be a life-long affliction, but a temporary problem that can be solved. During homelessness week, we want to shine the spotlight on the variety of programs open to people in Queensland who are struggling to find or keep housing.…

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Toowoomba Aged Care Facility Officially Starts Construction

Last week our chief executive officer Tony Godfrey travelled to Toowoomba for the official ground-breaking of our new 150 bed aged care facility, and to see the earthworks which began on 10 July. The facility will follow our new best practice design introduced in Hervey Bay, being predominantly four storeys and featuring single rooms each with its own private ensuite and balcony. The views will be spectacular from all storeys in the semi-rural setting which overlooks the picturesque valley.…

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Ozheart of the Month - Mary Hopf

This month, the accolade for the Ozheart Award goes to Mary Hopf from our Ipswich branch. Mary’s nominations were hard to go past; Mary recently turned 70 but shows no signs of slowing down. Mary says she’s often asked when she’s going to retire. “My answer is always: I will know when it is time, but at the moment I think I have lots to offer my clients and lots to offer Ozcare.”…

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Behind the Scenes – Our Wonderful Aged Care Clients

Working at Ozcare we are privileged to provide care and support for thousands of seniors around Queensland, and this month we had the honour of speaking with some of our wonderful aged care clients and staff as we filmed a video about our aged care services. Every time we visit our clients we are struck by the unique stories they have to share about the fascinating lives they have led, the families they have created, and the memories they cherish. Today we’d like to share some of these stories with you, and the way Ozcare improves their life.…

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NAIDOC Week 2017 – The Story of Bruce Little

Ozcare outreach support worker Bruce Little has been a mainstay of the Indigenous community in Bundaberg for the past three decades. This NAIDOC week, he is one of two men nominated for the Elder of the Year award in the Bundaberg region.…

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