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Dispelling Food Myths in Aged Care

Dispelling Food Myths in Aged Care

We’ve all heard of the hospital horrors when it comes to the food. Thanks to the IHHC (Institute of Hospitality in Health Care), a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the professionalism and quality of support services in the Health and Aged Care Industry, there has been a shift of late particularly in the aged care industry. The IHHC has been steadily raising the bar through ...

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Catholic Homes’ Brightest Star

Catholic Homes’ Brightest Star

We’re thrilled to announce that on 28th August Marist Lodge Chef Parween Ramsahye took home the Brightest Star Award at the 2019 National Institute of Hospitality in Healthcare Excellence Awards (IHHC) held in Melbourne at 38th National IHHC Conference. On 5th July Parween won the Brightest Star Award at the 2019 Western Australian Sub Branch IHHC Awards alongside Catholic Homes’ Manager ...

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Home Care Success Story: Welcome James Than-Tun

Home Care Success Story: Welcome James Than-Tun

  Please enjoy this interview with one of our delightful Home Care clients James Than-Tun, pictured with his carer Jennifer Sweet. James shares, "Not once has Catholic Homes ever missed an appointment. I as so thankful when Murray, the gardener organised by Catholic Homes, cleaned the gutters even though it wasn't even his job." Please click here to for the full story.   

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A day in the life at Ocean Star

A day in the life at Ocean Star

All of our sites are a hive of activity on any day of the week, so here's a sneak peak into the workings of Ocean Star in Bunbury.   Graeme Wills, President of the Independent Living Villas, regularly takes residents out and about, including a recent holiday to Albany One of our Independent Living Villa residents heading out on a shopping expedition Our residents enjoying ...

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Dementia Support Group - 21st August 2019 at Castledare Village

Dementia Support Group - 21st August 2019 at Castledare Village

  - NEXT SESSION RUNS 21ST AUGUST 6.30 - 8.00PM AT CASTLEDARE VILLAGE - . We’re thrilled to share that the Dementia Support Group is now open to the public. Previously, the group was only available within the Catholic Homes’ community, but welcoming the public helps to build a network of support to the carers and family members of those living with dementia. Dementia educator ...

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Home Care is now in the Wheatbelt

Home Care is now in the Wheatbelt

Did you know that as well servicing the metropolitan area and Mandurah, our Home Care team also visit the Wheatbelt.  We offer a wide variety of tailored services through funded Home Care packages, Private Services, Pastoral Care, Volunteers in Place service, Day Therapy as well as Short Term Restorative Care and Respite Services to help prevent delay or reverse the need to enter long term care....

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A Double Win at Institute of Hospitality in Healthcare Excellence Awards

A Double Win at Institute of Hospitality in Healthcare Excellence Awards

We always knew we had stars in the making with a double win at the 2019 Western Australian Sub Branch Institute of Hospitality in Healthcare Excellence Awards (ICCH) on 5th July 2019 at the Pagod Resort and Spa in Como. Marist Lodge Chef Parween Ramsahye won the Brightest Star Award and was nominated for being "a fabulous employee and a huge asset to Catholic Homes." The celebrations continued ...

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iCare with Purpose

iCare with Purpose

Congratulations to Castledare Village for being the first of our sites to go live with the new iCare Medication Management system. The feedback from staff and residents has been very positive. One resident advised that staff seem more professional and comfortable in his care. Staff have also reported using the mobile devices to administer medication is faster, progress note entries can be completed more quickly and the ipads are easy to use....

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2019 ACSA Aged Care Awards Nomination

2019 ACSA Aged Care Awards Nomination

On Friday 12th July 2019, the ACSA Aged Care Awards for Western Australia were held at Frasers Restaurant in Kings Park. It was an event to celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions made by organisations, teams and individuals in the aged care industry throughout the year. Catholic Homes was nominated the Wellness Clinic at Ocean Star, which has been providing support to our care partners....

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Building a New Way of Living at St Vincent's

Building a New Way of Living at St Vincent's

The St Vincent’s redevelopment is powering ahead and due for a 2019 completion. The new two-storey building includes 86 single bedrooms with ensuites and one couples suite with a double bed, sitting room and ensuite, WiFi, TVs and individual temperature controls. “The new facility might be modern but we will still have the same friendly Catholic Homes staff,” says Michelle Barrow, Executive Manager of Residential Services....

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The Power of Music

The Power of Music

Music is an integral part of our lives at any age. From when we’re in our mother’s womb listening to her heartbeat, to the accompanying soundtrack as young adults and then enjoyed in our later years. The health benefits of singing or playing a musical instrument are plentiful and include increased blood flow, stress reduction, endorphin release and improved attention and memory. Friendships, ...

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Happy 20th Anniversary Castledare Village

Happy 20th Anniversary Castledare Village

When the Fleming Family procured 83 acres on the banks of the Canning River in 1895, they would have had no idea the original buildings would be so prolific to aged care in Perth. Of course the site that would become Casteldare Village had a long way to go before settling into its caring role as an aged care site with 46 Independent Living Villas and 73 private residential rooms. On 14th May 2019 Castledare ...

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