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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…

Delivering the next-generation of residential aged care

Delivering the next-generation of residential aged care

Having purchased the former Kaleeya Hospital site in 2014 from the State Government, Southern Cross Care began the redevelopment of the site in 2016, and it is due to open in 2018. Southern Cross Care CEO Errol Turner said nearly every aspect of the site is being redeveloped and renovated to create an outstanding innovative aged care centre. The key…

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…

Merry Christmas from Southern Plus

Merry Christmas from Southern Plus

Every one has a Christmas tradition or two, and very often the festive moments we treasure most include sharing something delicious to eat while we spend time with our loved ones. A member from the Southern Cross Care family has kindly shared a recipe that is particularly important to her. We hope you consider making this easy recipe, and that…

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 prevent…

Preparing for summer

Preparing for summer

  During summer we are all at risk of dehydration. However, if you are older you are at more risk of severe heat stress and dehydration. As this week marks the first days of summer, there are a few important tips to be conscious of as the temperature increases. During a heatwave it is vital to monitor fluid intake, so…

Sweet Christmas Recipes

Sweet Christmas Recipes

Meringue Christmas Wreaths, courtesy of Donna Hay. INGREDIENTS 150ML EGGWHITES (APPROXIMATELY 4 EGGS) 1 CUP (220G) CASTER (SUPERFINE) SUGAR 1 TEASPOON WHITE VINEGAR METHOD Preheat oven to 100°C (250°F). Place the eggwhites in the bowl of an electric mixer and whisk until stiff peaks form. Gradually add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, waiting 30 seconds before adding more.…