What is dementia?

What is dementia?

What is dementia? Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a number of illnesses that affect the brain. It is not one specific disease. Dementia causes a progressive decline in a person’s functioning and affects a person’s thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks.   Who gets dementia? Dementia can happen to anybody, but it…

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…

Celebrating Christmas with dementia

Celebrating Christmas with dementia

  Christmas is just around the corner and caring for people with dementia around this time can be challenging, however with the appropriate dementia care strategies in place, you and your loved ones can enjoy the festive season. Our Dementia Services Manager, Rejane Le Grange, has some tips to ensure your family has a merry Christmas, and dementia doesn’t need…

Safe Space Art Exhibition

Safe Space Art Exhibition

  Are you are looking for something fun to do this weekend?   To celebrate @MentalHealthWeekWA, why not visit the 2018 Mental Health Art Exhibition. The exhibition is a collaboration between The Arts & Mental Health Network and Western Australian Association for Mental Health and showcases a collection by artists with lived experience of mental health which visually explores their…

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…

2018 Care and Ageing Expo

2018 Care and Ageing Expo

  Southern Plus spent the weekend at the Care and Ageing Expo held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.   The expo was a showcase of products, services, technology, information and education and provided an opportunity for people to have an informed choice about aged care. With a focus on innovation, there were over 80 exhibitors on show and…

A better life is closer than you think

A better life is closer than you think

Are you looking for a new place to call home? Are you seeking a connected and supportive community? Moving to Southern Cross Care Success Village is a move to a better life without leaving the location you know and love. Set amongst landscaped gardens, there are a range of beautifully designed two and three-bedroom homes to choose from, plus plenty…

Exciting News for Southern Cross Care

Exciting News for Southern Cross Care

  We have recently received some exciting news for our Victoria Park Nursing Home in Kalgoorlie… It has been announced that we are a finalist for the Prime Super Employee Excellence in Aged Care award, as part of the 2017 WA Regional Achievement and Community Awards. The WA Regional Achievement and Community Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward…

Observations from the finish line

Observations from the finish line

Someone I admire and respect described life once as a race. It’s a great description and one that has relevance for us no matter our age. I used to imagine the race to be a sprint, but I am more inclined these days to view it as a marathon. My efforts, lately, have placed me at the finish line in many respects. I work now in aged care, or more specifically in pastoral care in aged care. I get to join people for part of their race, especially as they near the finish line. Perhaps it might help to share some observations from there.