Leading the way in dementia-specific care

Leading the way in dementia-specific care

  Southern Plus East Fremantle is leading the way with the very best in dementia-specific care offering dementia-friendly residential aged care combined with exceptional memory support services.   In addition to the nurses and care teams who provide 24/7 care and support, the highly-trained dementia specialists work with residents, families, and staff to create individualised dementia care plans, reflecting residents’…

Protecting against dementia with exercise

Protecting against dementia with exercise

  Physical exercise is essential for maintaining good blood flow to the brain and may encourage new brain cell growth and survival.   Rejane Le Grange, SCC’s Dementia Services Manager said physical exercise is an important component of a care plan for clients living with dementia   “As part of our commitment to the overall health and wellbeing of our…

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…

Confused about residential care? Read our step-by-step guide

Confused about residential care? Read our step-by-step guide

  Traditionally known as nursing homes, modern-day residential aged care homes are designed to provide elderly residents with not only with care and comfort but also lifestyle activities, outings, and various events to keep them motivated and part of the community.   STEP 1: ACAT Assessment:   The individual seeking care must be assessed by a government-appointed Aged Care Assessment…

Minister Wyatt launches the Charter of Aged Care Rights at Southern Plus East Fremantle

Minister Wyatt launches the Charter of Aged Care Rights at Southern Plus East Fremantle

  We were pleased to welcome the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care to Southern Plus East Fremantle this morning, where he launched the Charter of Aged Care Rights.   The comprehensive new Charter covers 14 fundamental protections – from safe, quality care, to independence, information, personal privacy, control, fairness and choice.   Minister Wyatt…

Shibin Chacko – in giving, he receives

Shibin Chacko – in giving, he receives

  As young boy growing up in India and later working as a civil engineer in Kuwait, Shibin Chacko never thought he would be assisting Australians in their own country, yet that is precisely what he is doing as a volunteer pastoral carer with SCC. Arriving in Australia in 2011, Shibin and his wife settled in Sydney near to his…