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Travel: WA's Largest Outdoor Gallery

Travel: WA's Largest Outdoor Gallery

Combined with the vastness of our state and our cultural heritage, why not experience WA's largest outdoor gallery on the Public Silo Trail. The trail is a 1,000km self-drive journing linking six remote outback towns spanning from the Wheatbelt all the way to Albany in the Great Southern.  Here are a few discoveries you'll make on the Public Silo Trail.

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Summer Issue of Dove Magazine out now!

Summer Issue of Dove Magazine out now!

Welcome to the Summer Ediition of Dove Magazine. In this issue we celebrate our centenarians and discover their secrets to a long and happy life, introduce Home Care client Ted Warburton, provide some information about some of the Community Support Services available in aged care as well as highlight the technological advances. We also hope you enjoy our interviews with Food Services Coordinator ...

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January 2020 Dove Newsletter out now!

January 2020 Dove Newsletter out now!

Welcome to the first issue of the Dove newsletter for 2020 and please click here for the latest issue. Or if you'd like to receive a copy in your in-box please contact us at communications@catholichomes.com.   In this isse we invite our Home Care clients to join the Old S'Cool Club, share the secrets to a long and happy life, provide information about some of the support services available in the community and at Catholic homes, plus more....

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St Vincent's Reaches Practical Completion

St Vincent's Reaches Practical Completion

It’s with great pleasure that we can announce the new St Vincent’s redevelopment has reached practical completion. Handover from the builder took place on 17th December and while we have now taken possession of the building, set-up activities are still in progress. We would like to extend our congratulations and thanks to all involved and a huge thank you to our Manager of Hotel Services Carey Bray and St Vincent’s Facility Manager Lorraine Wallis....

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At the Technological Forefront

At the Technological Forefront

Catholic Homes is at the forefront of technological and medical advances in aged care ranging from electronic medication management and facial recognition technology for pain assessment.  Our sites are constantly undergoing upgrades too and combined with the latest technology, we continue to place our residents at the centre of their care.   iCare with Purpose. Since the implementation ...

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Home Care: Old S'Cool Club

Home Care: Old S'Cool Club

A recent addition to Home Care’s service is the Old S’Cool Club, which reconnects members with similar interests to the community. The service helps to expand their personal networks and thus reduces the feelings of isolation and loneliness. Each month Catholic Homes sends out a calendar of activities (see the calendar of events for January 2020 below) run in the community such as social ...

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Interview: Board Member Julie Waylen

Interview: Board Member Julie Waylen

Julie Waylen has a long-standing connection with Catholic Homes. When her father Des O'Sullivan was a member of the Board and Catholic Homes Chairperson for 12 years. Julie's connection with CHI deepened when both her parents made Castledare Village their home. Now a Catholic Homes Board Member herself, Julie shares her story.

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The Story of St Vincent's

The Story of St Vincent's

As the St Vincent's redevelopment races to its scheduled December 2019 completion, the site continues to pay homage to its historic and cultural heritage.  While the new building embraces a shift from the traditional aged care model to a modern approach, the contemporary design nestles into its historic Guildford location just as the settlers did in 1829 in the Swan River colony. Please read on for the full story....

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The 100 Club

The 100 Club

 number of Australians living beyond 100 years of age is higher than ever before. Did you know Catholic Homes has its own share of centenarians? We put the question to our very own centenarians and asked: What is your secret to a long and happy life? Castledare resident Betty Cherry turned 100 on 27th September 2019 and shares, “The secret to a long and happy life is to have a good partner beside you....

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Home Care: Welcome Ted Warburton

Home Care: Welcome Ted Warburton

Diagnosed with epilepsy as a young boy, Ted Warburton leads a full life, especially with the benefit of Home Care. Please read on for Ted's story. Do you have a loved one who needs some extra help at home? Please contact our Home Care Team on 1300 244 000 or email homecare@catholichomes.com  

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Interview with Kylie Steele, Executive Manager of Home and Community Care

Interview with Kylie Steele, Executive Manager of Home and Community Care

Join us for an interview with our Executive Manager of Home and Community Care for the low-down on what it takes to work in Home Care.  Why were you drawn to aged care?. When I was training as a nurse 30 odd years ago I really enjoyed working with older patients as they taught me a lot. In comparison aged care takes a more holistic approach to its care than nursing. It can be very rewarding and challenging too, but I love a challenge....

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Interview with Food Services Coordinator Parween Ramsahye

Interview with Food Services Coordinator Parween Ramsahye

Riding on the success of her national win at the Institute of Hospitality in Healthcare (IHHC) Awards and her promotion to Food Services Coordinator, Dove had a chat with Parween Ramsahye to find out more about the woman behind the food. Where did your love of food come from?. My love of food came from my mum and cooking fish samosas always reminds me of her. Family always comes first and food brings everyone together....

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