Advance Care Planning – are you prepared for the future?

Advance Care Planning – are you prepared for the future?

  More and more people are choosing to prepare an Advance Care Plan that reflects their health goals, values and beliefs, that could be used to make decisions if due to advanced age, illness or cognitive impairment they are unable to make decisions for themselves.   The following information from Advance Care Planning Australia, an organisation that is dedicated to…

Government launches new elder abuse hotline

Government launches new elder abuse hotline

  The Federal Government has launched a new elder abuse hotline in its fight against elder abuse, ensuring seniors can have access to information and referrals to protect themselves.   Elder abuse can include incidents of a physical, psychological, sexual and financial nature. While the Government is also commissioning a national study to work out how widespread elder abuse is,…

Introducing the New Quality Standards

Introducing the New Quality Standards

  The Australian Government has set some new standards that clearly define what good care should look like. All aged care providers including Southern Cross Care and Southern Plus will have to use them from 1 July 2019.   The new standards make it easier to check that you are receiving good care and that providers are meeting your individual…

World Cancer Day 2019 – “I am and I will”

World Cancer Day 2019 – “I am and I will”

  Every year on February 4, World Cancer Day empowers communities across the world to show support and raise the profile of cancer in a positive and inspiring way.   The campaign theme for World Cancer Day 2019 is ‘I Am and I Will’. Regardless of who you are, you have the power to reduce the impact of cancer for…

Southern Cross Care to develop an innovative aged care community in Ballajura

Southern Cross Care to develop an innovative aged care community in Ballajura

  Southern Cross Care is excited to announce the development of an innovative aged care community in Ballajura.   In contrast to the current offerings in the aged care and accommodation sector, our innovative integrated hub offering provides a well-planned community environment comprising a broad range of contemporary accommodation options alongside the necessary amenities to support the complex health and…

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…