Home care – helping the whole family

Home care – helping the whole family

  We chatted with Mary Butterworth, whose mother Julie is a Southern Plus home care client, to find out about the benefits of home care for not only the recipient but also for their loved ones.   Julie Butterworth is 89 and lives independently at home in Myaree. Happily married to husband Bill for more than 40 years, they lived…

Waiting for home care doesn’t make sense

Waiting for home care doesn’t make sense

  The national home care waitlist – how it works   The Government funds a limited number of Home Care Package (HCP) places in Western Australia.  The national waitlist has received a lot of criticism by the aged care sector, consumers and medical professions.  However, there are some options that you may not have considered or even realised are available…

Managing chronic disease made easy with Southern Plus

Managing chronic disease made easy with Southern Plus

  Australia has a rapidly ageing population with increasingly complex health needs. While the population can, on the whole, look forward to living a longer life, many people will be living with one or more chronic diseases. Chronic disease can have a profound effect on the health and quality of life of seniors, not to mention the financial burden of…

Spring cleaning tips for your home

Spring cleaning tips for your home

  Now that the rain has cleared up and spring is in the air, it is the perfect time for spring cleaning!   Spring is the time to clear out your wardrobe, clean out the garage or get up to speed with the gardening; however caring for a home takes a great deal of time and energy which can become…

Carers Day Off

Carers Day Off

We understand the importance for carers to feel supported in their vital role. This includes having a much-needed break or time away to focus on their own health and wellbeing. If you have found yourself saying no to social events, not getting enough exercise or losing touch with your own sense of well-being because you are a carer for an…

Important Announcement for HACC clients

Important Announcement for HACC clients

  Home and Community Care (HACC) Funding is now known as CHSP   From 1 July 2018, Home and Community Care (HACC) services for older people in Western Australia, will be funded and managed by the Department of Health through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).   If you are currently a Southern Plus client receiving HACC services including domestic…

Bella Italia, Bella Margherita!

Bella Italia, Bella Margherita!

The Mediterranean diet has long been linked to good health and increased longevity and, combined with quality home care from Southern Plus, has helped Northbridge local Margherita Da Campo continue enjoying life at home. Margherita, who recently turned 90, moved from her native Italy to Western Australia in 1963. Like many Italian families at the time, she started working in…