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Pet therapy warms the hearts of residents

May 23 2017

Charles O'Neill Hostel takes happiness to a new height with the introduction of their pet therapy program.

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Resident celebrates 105 amazing years

May 18 2017

IT’S a tight squeeze inside the foyer of Joseph House, one of the nine residential cottages at Holy Spirit, Croydon. The room, spacious and fit for 30-plus residents is rarely populated by so many guests at once; all bearing gifts of flowers, balloons and framed certificates of achievement.

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McQuoin Park adds finishing touches

May 17 2017

THE finishing touches are being added to the new McQuoin Park development in Waitara, as the service prepares to accommodate more than 120 residents in state-of-the-art surroundings.

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40 years of compassion: our longest-serving nurse celebrates International Nurses Day

May 11 2017

Eileen McKeown will celebrate her 40th year of employment as an Enrolled Nurse (EN) with Catholic Healthcare this year, currently existing as the longest-serving nurse employed by the organisation.

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Volunteer retires after nearly two decades of service

May 10 2017

Volunteer of the Year Nominee, Jocelyn Jackett bids her friends at George Mockler House a 'see you soon' after 17 years of service to the residents of the home.

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St Catherine's opens its doors

Apr 21 2017

RESIDENTS are settling into their brand new home, following the opening of new St Catherine's aged care service in Bathurst.

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Jemalong Residential Village expansion approved

Apr 03 2017

THE expansion of Catholic Healthcare’s Jemalong Residential Village and its merger with Mater Aged Care has been officially approved.

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New funding provides support for Sydney’s west and the Illawarra

Mar 10 2017

PEOPLE who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, will benefit from funding awarded to Catholic Healthcare under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).

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Opening doors to retirement living

Mar 01 2017

Are you looking to become a part of an active and connected retirement community but don’t know where to begin?

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Industry changes to Home Care Packages

Mar 01 2017

Home are packages have changed. From 27 February 2017, funding for your in home care now stays with consumers, giving you control over how your care is delivered and who provides it.

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Transition unit welcomes residents

Feb 20 2017

AGED care and mental health were the focus of a blessing in the Hunter last week, with Catholic Healthcare and Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) opening the first Mental Health Aged Care Partnership Initiative (MHACPI) transition unit in the region.

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Older Australians benefit from tailored technology solutions

Jan 09 2017

A new software making it easier for older Australians to access the Internet is being pilot-tested.

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Recapturing the passion

Jan 06 2017

FOR talented artist Ursula, the support of her family and the assistance of Catholic Healthcare's Community Services team has meant she can continue to follow her passion for painting and focus on the things she loves.

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We are open over the holidays

Dec 22 2016

From everyone at Catholic Healthcare we would like to wish you and your loved ones a happy and safe holiday season.

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New academic role to research quality aged care

Dec 08 2016

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by Charles Sturt University (CSU) and Catholic Healthcare to further quality research into residential aged care.

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Australian-first connected tablet solution to help transform care services

Nov 24 2016

Catholic Healthcare, Breezie Inc and Samsung collaborate to deliver Breezie for our community clients, enabling them to easy connect to services and reduce isolation and boredom.

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Construction commences on integrated aged care development in Ipswich

Nov 23 2016

Catholic Healthcare celebrated the commencement of construction on a new integrated aged care development at the new Villa Maria Centre, Eastern Heights in Queensland.

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Supporting people living with a mental illness

Nov 14 2016

Catholic Healthcare is delighted to now be preparing to operate a 10 person Mental Health Aged Care Partnership Initiative (MHACPI) transition unit within its Charles O’Neill Hostel at Mayfield West in Newcastle.

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Restorative care conference: functioning independence of the frail elderly

Nov 04 2016

JOIN Catholic Healthcare and Professor Lee-Fay Low (Associate Professor in Ageing and Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney) to be among the first to hear the positive trends in 'Lifeful', a restorative care and reablement program.

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St Catherine’s Aged Care turns 50

Nov 01 2016

CARING for the local community of Bathurst since 1966

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Learn more about a career in community work

Oct 24 2016

CATHOLIC Healthcare is hosting a number of information sessions to help highlight a career in community work, and show you how you can make a difference in someone else's life.

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Finish each day knowing you’ve made a difference

Oct 07 2016

AT Catholic Healthcare, we believe work should be more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to make a difference in the community and in the lives of others.

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Physical activity could make all the difference

Sep 28 2016

Researchers analysed the activity levels of one million people from Australia, the US and Western Europe in a bid to work out how many hours of daily physical activity is required to offset prolonged periods of sitting.

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Height of health

Sep 26 2016

In less than two weeks, Catholic Healthcare community worker Mitch Evans will put his training to the test and climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Help for carers gets thumbs up

Sep 22 2016

LOCAL Willoughby resident Frank Attard has been living with dementia for 12 years and has been a client of Catholic Healthcare’s Willoughby Wellness Centre for six years.

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Life inspired art on show

Sep 16 2016

THE art of residents at Charles O'Neill Hostel at Mayfield West was on show for the local community on Wednesday (14 September) at a special art exhibition showcasing the results of the LifeCards Art Therapy Project.

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Exhibition to showcase life inspired art

Sep 07 2016

THE art of residents at Charles O'Neill Hostel will come to life at a special art exhibition on Wednesday 14 September, showcasing the results of the LifeCards Art Therapy Project.

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Celebrating 40 years supporting and caring for Northern Beaches community

Aug 29 2016

ON Friday 26 August, Mona Vale’s local aged care service celebrated its ruby anniversary, having been officially opened by St Vincent de Paul in 1976.

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Therapy dog Jack lends a paw to nursing home residents

Aug 29 2016

IT'S not often we imagine angels with four paws and a wagging tail, but Jack, the eight-year-old cocker spaniel, is a miracle worker of a different kind.

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Plans to redevelop Jemalong

Aug 25 2016

CATHOLIC Healthcare is excited to announce plans to merge two of their long serving Forbes based aged care services – Jemalong Residential Village and Mater Aged Care.

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St Catherine’s Aged Care is Relocating

Aug 18 2016

After 50 years at Busby Street Bathurst, Catholic Healthcare’s St Catherine’s Aged Care will be relocating to Gorman’s Hill Road, in early 2017.

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Villa Maria finalist in Quality Practice Award

Aug 17 2016

CATHOLIC Healthcare's Villa Maria Centre at Unanderra has been announced as one of six finalists in the 2016 Meaningful Ageing Australia Quality Practice Award, which recognises innovation and excellence in the spiritual care of older people.

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A safe place to call home

Aug 15 2016

Kristen Grainger is no stranger to the aged care industry, with more than 20 years’ experience and 12 years dedicated to the residents from Charles O’Neill Hostel in Newcastle.

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Be wise about medicine

Aug 12 2016

DO you need help remembering to take your medication? Take charge and keep your medicines under control with help from Catholic Healthcare’s Community Services.

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New Aged Care Development for Casula

Aug 04 2016

Catholic Healthcare is excited to announce the successful purchase of a large block of land on the Hume Highway between Marsh Parade and Lang Road, Casula.

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Lifeful

Aug 03 2016

NOT even pelting rain could deter people attending Catholic Healthcare’s Restorative Care seminar at the Medical Education Centre, Concord Hospital.

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Dental tips for better teeth

Aug 01 2016

TODAY marks the start of Dental Health Week, an annual initiative of the Australian Dental Association, that is this year, focused on women and dental health.

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Catholic Healthcare secures prime Maroubra site

Jul 28 2016

FOLLOWING a successful bidding process, Catholic Healthcare is excited to announce it has purchased the former Maroubra RSL Memorial Bowling Club site, situated just 280 metres from Maroubra Beach.

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Putting the patients first

Jul 18 2016

FIRST service location of its kind in Sydney offers respite to families, aims to treat afflicted with care and respect

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Music to lift the spirit

Jul 15 2016

Music can be a very powerful thing. It can inspire, generate emotions, engage and lift a person’s spirit. It’s therapeutic.

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Collaborative initiative set to improve aged care

Jul 08 2016

Catholic Healthcare is excited to embark on a first-of-its-kind initiative with Mundipharma Pty Limited, a leader in chronic pain medication.

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Batehaven couple celebrate 70 years of marriage

Jun 23 2016

In an era when some marriages can’t last 70 weeks, Batehaven’s Norman and Joy Miles are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary.

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New Aged Care Service in Ipswich Approved

Jun 22 2016

Catholic Healthcare has received development approval for their planned residential aged care site in Eastern Heights, Ipswich.

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Celebrating 50 years of supporting and caring for the community

Jun 15 2016

For 50 years, Vincentian Aged Care has been a safe haven to those who sought shelter, a cooked meal or family support with the East Sydney icon, celebrating its Golden Jubilee this week.

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: NSW Elder Abuse Helpline launches identification and response toolkit

Jun 10 2016

June 15 marks the annual, internationally recognised World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). 'It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations.' UN.org NSW Elder Abuse Helpline launches identification and response toolkit

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Enjoy more of life

Jun 10 2016

PHYSICAL strength and mobility, social engagement and stimulating your brain. All important factors at any age, but an absolute key for an ageing population keen to stay independent at home.

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St Vincent’s Auxiliary celebrates 90 years

Jun 09 2016

The St Vincent’s Auxiliary celebrated an impressive ninety years of fundraising support and service to the local Bathurst community since the auxiliary was first established in 1926.

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Construction commences at McQuoin Park Waitara

May 25 2016

Catholic Healthcare has officially commenced work on a new integrated aged care development McQuoin Park.

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Setting new goals with restorative care

May 17 2016

Catholic Healthcare’s community services approach to health and wellness is being embedded across its varying programs and services. In an exciting new restorative care pilot, it is continuing to roll out its Health and Wellness Framework and has shown what’s possible when the senior citizen is empowered and put at the centre of a health coach guided restorative program.

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Pathway Through The Maze - Hoarding and Squalor Conference

May 09 2016

The fourth National Hoarding and Squalor Conference will take place on 29-30 June 2016 at Rydges World Square, Sydney.

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Give Happy Live Happy - National Volunteer Week

May 07 2016

National Volunteer Week May 9 -15 is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers.

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Memories from the frontline - a resident's story

Apr 21 2016

Catholic Healthcare's a resident story - ANZAC Day

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Living Well with Dementia

Apr 14 2016

Invitation to Participate in Research

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New Dementia Unit in Lewisham

Apr 04 2016

A new and secure 16 bed dementia unit is now available on site at Lewisham Nursing Home.

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Aquinas Court Open Day on Saturday April 2, 2016

Mar 23 2016

Join us at the Aquinas Court OPEN DAY on Saturday April 2. Aquinas Court is an intimate boutique style village community in the heart of the lower Blue Mountains.

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Work officially commences on Bathurst Redevelopment project

Mar 22 2016

Tuesday March 22, 2016: Catholic Healthcare celebrated an important milestone with the commencement of construction at St Vincent’s Aged Care, Bathurst. To mark the occasion, a sod-turning ceremony was held at Catholic Healthcare’s St Vincent’s Aged Care.

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NSW Seniors Festival - Get Involved

Mar 21 2016

This year’s NSW Seniors Festival ‘Grow Young’ is a terrific time to get involved and try something new. Catholic Healthcare is offering a range of activities, in a range of areas to help you get involved and enrich your life.

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More than just a job

Mar 14 2016

General practitioners, social workers and hospital discharge planners are just some of the health professionals who play a significant role in helping people select appropriate aged care services for their individual needs.

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Challenging beliefs around ageing - Restorative Care Pilot Program

Feb 23 2016

When the Australian Government announced the release of Restorative Care Packages in February 2016, Catholic Community Services (CCS) commenced a pilot program named Restorative Care, which focuses on restoring quality and function to their clients’ lives.

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Raymond Denman Herps celebrates his 105th Birthday

Feb 08 2016

Raymond Denman Herps celebrates his 105th Birthday

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Beloved Benji – St James Villa’s most popular resident

Sep 27 2015

How a blind, toothless and formerly homeless Pomeranian is transforming lives at St James Villa.

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Excellence in construction at the Brighton recognised

Sep 24 2015

Grindley Construction have scooped two major awards for their work on The Brighton.

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National Award for Charles O'Neill Hostel

Sep 24 2015

Hostel providing accommodation to Newcastle’s most vulnerable wins national aged care award.

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Walk with confidence

Feb 06 2017

Live at home for longer and stay away from hospital with programs like Walking with Confidence, Catholic Healthcare's Community Services falls prevention program.

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