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…

Next generation home care bundles – Care Plus™

Next generation home care bundles – Care Plus™

  As part of our commitment to meeting the health and wellness needs of our home care clients, we have recently launched our next generation home care bundles. While each bundle includes different services, every Southern Plus home care client receives access to a dedicated Wellness Partner, 24/7 access to our concierge service and our Same Face Promise. Julie Arnould,…

Interim Bundles

Interim Bundles

At Southern Plus, our range of in-home health and wellness services help you to remain independent and stay living in the place you love most – home.   We know that when people have been in hospital, their recovery is faster when they choose to recover at home.   That’s where we are a bit different to other providers. We…

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…

Preventing falls in older people

Preventing falls in older people

    Falls are a common cause of injuries in older people, however, they can be easily prevented.  According to a Better Health survey in 2012, falls are the top reason for injury-related hospital admissions in people aged over 65.   Falls can cause fractures, dislocations, abrasions, strains and result in activity restriction.  There are steps that can be taken to…