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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 is…

Southern Plus East Fremantle welcomes pet therapy

Southern Plus East Fremantle welcomes pet therapy

  Every fortnight, residents and staff at Southern Plus East Fremantle welcome a very special furry guest, two and half-year-old therapy dog Nema, who along with her owner Julie are providing pet therapy to  Southern Plus East Fremantle residents.         The benefits of pet therapy for residents in aged care homes are widely acknowledged, with research showing…

Carers Day Off

Carers Day Off

We understand the importance for carers to feel supported in their vital role. This includes having a much-needed break or time away to focus on their own health and wellbeing. If you have found yourself saying no to social events, not getting enough exercise or losing touch with your own sense of well-being because you are a carer for an…

Next generation home care bundles – Care Plus™

Next generation home care bundles – Care Plus™

  As part of our commitment to meeting the health and wellness needs of our home care clients, we have recently launched our next generation home care bundles. While each bundle includes different services, every Southern Plus home care client receives access to a dedicated Wellness Partner, 24/7 access to our concierge service and our Same Face Promise. Julie Arnould,…

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…

Interim Bundles

Interim Bundles

At Southern Plus, our range of in-home health and wellness services help you to remain independent and stay living in the place you love most – home.   We know that when people have been in hospital, their recovery is faster when they choose to recover at home.   That’s where we are a bit different to other providers. We…

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…

Staying healthy in winter

Staying healthy in winter

While the cooler weather is often a welcome change for all of us after the warmer summer months, the change in climate can present health risks especially for older people.   The following tips prepared by the WA Department of Health offer some great advice for staying healthy during the winter months.   Preventing colds and flu Colds and flu…

Southern Plus East Fremantle – The best in clinical aged care

Southern Plus East Fremantle – The best in clinical aged care

At Southern Plus East Fremantle, our clients’ health, well-being and happiness is our highest priority, so we are committed to providing exceptional clinical care in a welcoming, home-like environment.   Errol Turner, Southern Cross Care CEO, said the team at Southern Plus East Fremantle had the clinical expertise to care for all residents regardless of their care needs. “Our dedicated, compassionate…