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Celebrating Castledare's residents birthdays in style

Celebrating Castledare's residents birthdays in style

One thing some of our residents miss when they make Catholic Homes their new home is the opportunity to dine out in restaurants on a regular basis. What better opportunity to create a restaurant experience than on their birthdays with a pop-up restaurant serving the food, music and guest of their choice, under the culinary expertise of our award-winning chef Kris Gorayah of course.   Resident ...

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The Montessori Approach at Catholic Homes

The Montessori Approach at Catholic Homes

We talk a lot about the Montessori Approach at Catholic Homes but have you ever wondered what that means in aged care? For many living with dementia, the loss of independence is one of the many casualties of having an impaired memory. Since remembering information for any length of time is challenging, the Montessori method for dementia focuses on putting key information into the environment.  For ...

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Actively Ageing

Actively Ageing

When you think about it, ageing provides the perfect opportunity to take up new activities. As we get older, there are less commitments on our time and enjoying a lifestyle that's socially, mentally and physically active as we age helps to maintain wellbeing across all aspects of life. Physical activity also allows us to remain engaged while socialising and meeting new people. For example, joining a Pilates, yoga or ballroom dancing class is a great way to connect....

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Avoiding the Flu this Winter

Avoiding the Flu this Winter

Just because the flu season is will soon be upon us doesn’t mean you have to succumb to its misery. The 2019 National Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program will soon be available, and is especially advisable for people over 65-years-of-age. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a few tips to help you avoid coming into contact with the dreaded lurgy: 1. Avoid close contact when you or someone else is sick....

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Where to start with Home Care

Where to start with Home Care

If you’re over 65-years-of-age and need some help navigating your way through an Aged Care Assessment, our Home Care team are here to help with the following steps: Call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to register and arrange an ACAT, Receive a letter from My Aged Care with your approval for a Home Care Package or other package of care (e.g. Short Term Restorative Care Package), Do your ...

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Getting your affairs in order

Getting your affairs in order

At Catholic Homes, we believe that all residents have the right to make decisions affecting their own lives. We respect the choices and decisions you make about your care. If you have special preferences regarding your health and treatment during serious illness, it’s important to inform in advance those who look after you or your affairs. Putting in place some of the following options ...

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Making the move into aged care

Making the move into aged care

When you join an aged care provider, it’s only natural to have questions about your new home. There are so many things to consider even before making the transition. Catholic Homes has been caring for Western Australians since 1965 and we understand that moving into one of our residences doesn’t mean all the things you enjoyed before need to stop. In fact, you might even discover new passions through our lifestyle programs....

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Summer issue of Dove Magazine is out now!

Summer issue of Dove Magazine is out now!

Christmas may be over for another year, but the Summer Issue of Dove is still a great read, if we do say so ourselves! In this issue, we cover the inspiring Curtin Digital Life Stories Project, which was in collaboration with Curtin University and documents the fascinating lives of some of our residents through the art of storytelling and the magic of movies. We celebrate Trinity Village's 25th ...

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