Ozheart of the Month - Michele Roche

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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Helping carers take a break

15 - 21 October 2017 is National Carers Week and an opportunity to say thank you to the 2.7 million Australians who provide unpaid care and support to a loved one living with disability, mental…

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Helping to shed a more positive light on mental health

At some stage in our lives we will all be touched by mental illness. Whether it’s a personal battle, or something we witness a loved one go through, we’re here to reassure you that there is light at the end of the tunnel.…

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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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