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Stay up to date with all the latest Aged Care and Home Care Services and Resources from Catholic Homes and beyond.

Intergenerational Interactions

We had our inaugural Intergenerational Playgroup at St Vincent’s recently, and if the smiles are anything to go by, it was a hit! Running fortnightly on a Thursday, meaningful connections established across generations were delightful to observe and it was lovely to listen to the stories of previous generations and the raising of their family

Executive Team gives thanks

An informal thanksgiving was held to acknowledge Castledare’s hard work in maintaining its accreditation, following a recent spot check from the aged care regulator. In February the residence passed two standards related to care and governance —a significant reason to celebrate. “This is an outstanding result, congratulations to everyone involved,” Chief Executive Darren Cutri said.

Holden down but not out for Ian

Resident Ian Pottage is such a massive Holden fan, you could not miss it when you see him at Archbishop Goody Hostel. Every wall of his room is a shrine to the iconic car brand and merchandise from driving icons like Peter Brock takes pride of place. The former mechanic has owned 20 Holdens, from

Enjoy your favourite meals even more!

Nourish to Flourish is our exciting new home-cooked meal service for you at home so you can love what you eat. How does it work? The first step is a simple assessment with us to identify your dietary needs, preferences and any nutritional requirements. Once done, we’ll arrive for meal preparation at the time best

Two ladies laughing and smiling at a shared table with balloons behind.

Care with Purpose – the Catholic Homes difference

Catholic Homes brings a distinct approach to aged care and living well that is making a positive impact on older people’s lives. Called Care with Purpose, our care model focuses on the individual: our qualified, experienced staff help our residents and clients reach their goals by letting them take reasonable risks and make the choices

Happy residents around a table at Trinity Village celebrating its recent birthday.

Happy 30th Birthday Trinity!

Trinity’s 30th anniversary was a heartwarming celebration of community and joy. Residents, staff, and families gathered amidst blooming flowers, sharing cherished memories and experiences. Laughter echoed through the air as generations connected, celebrating the vibrant tapestry of Trinity’s legacy. With gratitude for the past and excitement for the future, the garden party epitomised the enduring

Catholic Homes Care Model Coordinator Stephanie

Introducing Stephanie

Meet our new Care Model Coordinator, Stephanie. Based at Head Office, her role is to coordinate and promote ‘Care with Purpose’ throughout Catholic Homes.  Describe yourself in three words Friendly, warm and loving. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?  I live to travel and next on my list is Lapland and to

Ian enjoys the plants he tends at Archbishop Goody Hostel

Site audit success for Archbishop Goody

The regulator visited recently for a three-day accreditation audit at East Perth and we came through with flying colours! Executive Manager Donna Kelly said Archbishop Goody Hostel met all eight standards — in full. “(This is) absolute testament to the hard work, care and commitment for the residents at AGH, Amazing work Noelene, MJ and team,”

Catholic Leader brings wisdom and wit

Who would have thought that a well-run organisation is like a cheese board? Catholic Homes recently had the honour of hosting noted leader Ms Eva Skira AM as part of an ongoing focus on leadership, and governance. Central to this is formation, or preparation for service, which are top level sessions that are help guide

Prevent falls and be safe and happy at home

Falls are common in adults over the age of 65 and can cause serious injury and be life-threatening. In addition to reducing confidence, accidents can limit daily activities, increase care needs and hospital visits. Understanding what may increase seniors’ risk of falls and taking some simple actions can help reduce falls risks. Get moving! Do

Importance of diet and nutrition for seniors

As we age, our bodies undergo several changes that can significantly impact our health and well-being. One of the most critical aspects of maintaining good health in older age is diet and nutrition. In this blog, we will explore the importance of diet and nutrition for older individuals. Imagine a retiree named Sarah. She’s in

Catholic Homes Home Care Services

What home care is right for me?

Our Home Care is designed to support you to live the life you choose in your home. To determine what level of Home Care is right for you, there are a few things you need to do. We’re happy to answer any questions you have and guide you along the way, so that you’re confident

Meet Moyra and her passion to paint

Moyra started painting at the age of 56 without any training. She loves the beauty of art and works in oils, watercolors, acrylic, and pastel mediums but says her favourite would have to be oils. Moyra loved painting in a quiet place by herself because she found it relaxing. Moyra enjoys all her paintings, but

Head office gets walkin’

September turned into Step-tember as Head Office staff took up the challenge to walk each day to boost fitness and have fun. Organised by Wellness Facilitator Caris O’Dea, staff formed several teams to step into glory. The ultimate ‘winner’ was “We Will Walk You” team with over 1.4 million steps closely followed by “Witness Fitness”

Home Care worker talking through private home care services with clients

Home Care Assessment and Eligibility

Getting the right aged care help at home for you Home Care need not be difficult to organise, knowing that a quality aged care provider like Catholic Homes is here to help. Here we explain the process so you can get the service you need to stay in your home longer. Aged care services eligibility

Meaningful Careers in Aged Care with Catholic Homes

Are you searching for a career that truly makes a difference? With a legacy of compassionate service spanning more than five decades, Catholic Homes is proud to invite you to join our dedicated team of care workers, nurses, and allied health practitioners. Our home care is available to seniors in the Wheatbelt, Midwest, Great Southern

Care with Purpose in action

Out and About – News from our residences

Out and About is our monthly newsletter with highlights of our Care with Purpose approach. You are invited to read more about our unique model of care.