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Together we can ensure no one faces dementia alone

Together we can ensure no one faces dementia alone

Dementia Action Week encourages Australians to become well informed about the struggles, as well as the highlights of dementia throughout September to ensure that people living with the condition feel less isolated and alone. Alongside this enlightening week, today is also world Alzheimer’s Day. World Alzheimer’s Day highlights the need for all of us to reach out to people with…

Dementia Services Team Reflect on Dementia Action Week

Dementia Services Team Reflect on Dementia Action Week

  Dementia Action Week runs from the 16th – 22nd of September challenging our community’s perceptions around people living with dementia.   Dementia Australia asks “Dementia Doesn’t Discriminate. Do you?”   Southern Cross Care’s Dementia Services Team Manager Rejane Le Grange first-hand experiences with clients and families is that many people feel awkward around a person with dementia, and find it…

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…

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…

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…