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McQuoin Park Display Suite Now Open

McQuoin Park Display Suite Now Open

Interested in Retirement Living? A display suite at the new McQuoin Park development is now open for viewing.
Sep 20 2019
September is Dementia Awareness Month

September is Dementia Awareness Month

It's Dementia Awareness Month and this week is Dementia Action Week, including World Alzheimer's Day on 21 September.
Sep 19 2019
Clean mountain air ensures love stays strong

Clean mountain air ensures love stays strong

Bodington couple, Bernice and John, recently celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary!
Sep 17 2019
Melbourne Cup visits St Francis Grafton

Melbourne Cup visits St Francis Grafton

The residents of St Francis Aged Care in Grafton were full of excitement when an Australian icon paid a visit.
Sep 12 2019
Pastoral Care Conference 2019

Pastoral Care Conference 2019

Catholic Healthcare invites you to its Pastoral Care Conference 2019 - Dignity in the Final Journey
Sep 09 2019
The great Catholic Healthcare cook off

The great Catholic Healthcare cook off

Our first Resident versus Chef cook-off took place at Emmaus Village - who has the best baked custard?
Sep 06 2019
Take me out to the ball game

Take me out to the ball game

Bill, a resident of St Peter's Lane Cove North, enjoyed his Win A Wish seeing his beloved Swannies play again...
Sep 05 2019
Dining out at Aria

Dining out at Aria

Continuing with our Win a Wish journeys, we recently organised a ‘Meal to Remember’ for our prize-winning residents, Walter Martin and Jeroslav Zeniseck, from St. James Villa at Matraville.
Sep 04 2019
Ten years of care and friendship at Warnervale Wellness Centre

Ten years of care and friendship at Warnervale Wellness Centre

The Warnervale Wellness Centre is celebrating over 10 years of serving the NSW Central Coast community
Aug 30 2019
How ageless play benefits residents and children

How ageless play benefits residents and children

Wendy Lawrence, Diversional Therapist at Catholic Healthcare's Villa Maria Centre (Fortitude Valley) speaks to ABC Radio Brisbane about the benefits of inter-generational play
Aug 28 2019
Royal Commission Update September and October Hearings

Royal Commission Update September and October Hearings

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is continuing its work of enquiring into the aged care sector and holding hearings and community forums throughout Australia.
Aug 23 2019
Home Care client Doreen celebrates 100 years

Home Care client Doreen celebrates 100 years

Work on your friendships and family, live life to the full and enjoy it as much as you can… these are the life lessons of Doreen who is turning 100 on 24 August.
Aug 22 2019
A night at the circus

A night at the circus

Jim, a resident from Emmaus Village, enjoyed a special night at the circus
Aug 19 2019
Living the life in retirement

Living the life in retirement

After a lifetime of work, raising a family, living overseas and around Australia, Edith and Barry Mealing are enjoying their good lifestyle at The Brighton in Croydon.
Aug 13 2019
Better Brain Health

Better Brain Health

Should you routinely prescribe exercise? Can people with dementia learn new skills? Does a focus on vascular health benefit brain health? Catholic Healthcare speaks to Associate Professor David Burke, Director of Older People’s Mental Health Services at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney.
Aug 13 2019
Stage One Refurbishment of Charles O’Neill Hostel is Complete

Stage One Refurbishment of Charles O’Neill Hostel is Complete

Aug 13 2019
Pet Therapy pup steals the hearts of residents

Pet Therapy pup steals the hearts of residents

Coming up in September is Pet Therapy Month - meet Catholic Healthcare's own Biscuit who brings joy to residents at St Peter's Lane Cove North
Aug 13 2019
Catholic Healthcare tailors Home Care services for people with dementia

Catholic Healthcare tailors Home Care services for people with dementia

September is Dementia Awareness Month - at Catholic Healthcare our care workers are trained to support people with a dementia diagnosis and identify early signs of cognitive decline
Aug 13 2019
Catholic Healthcare Finalist at the 2019 UDIA NSW Crown Group Awards for Excellence in Urban Development

Catholic Healthcare Finalist at the 2019 UDIA NSW Crown Group Awards for Excellence in Urban Development

Aug 13 2019
A month of celebrations for our silver jubilee

A month of celebrations for our silver jubilee

In July, Catholic Healthcare celebrated its silver jubilee, a remarkable journey in which we now enrich the lives of 6,000 residents and clients, supported by 4,000 employees and 1,150 volunteers.
Aug 08 2019
Closing the generation gap

Closing the generation gap

Catholic Healthcare was delighted to host a group of St Ignatius’ College Riverview boys to Lewisham Nursing Home and Gertrude Abbott Aged Care Surry Hills recently.
Aug 07 2019
Feels like home again

Feels like home again

Our latest Win A Wish profile features Unanderra resident Keith whose wish was to visit the Art Gallery of NSW
Jul 29 2019
High Commendation for Catholic Healthcare at the 2019 NSW/ACT ACSA Aged Care Awards

High Commendation for Catholic Healthcare at the 2019 NSW/ACT ACSA Aged Care Awards

Catholic Healthcare has received a high commendation at the 2019 NSW/ACT ACSA Aged Care Awards for Provider of the Year.
Jul 26 2019
We are Catholic Healthcare - Sister Christina

We are Catholic Healthcare - Sister Christina

Catholic Healthcare resident, Sister Christina, reflects on our 25th anniversary and the importance of following the spirit of Mary MacKillop.
Jul 24 2019
Catholic Healthcare celebrates 25 years

Catholic Healthcare celebrates 25 years

Today, Catholic Healthcare is delighted to celebrate 25 years of health and aged care service right across the organisation.
Jul 22 2019
Win a Wish - Born to be wild

Win a Wish - Born to be wild

Barry's Win A Wish was a motorbike ride... everyone at Bethlehem House had the chance to head out on the highway...
Jul 19 2019
New Aged Care Development in Maroubra Approved

New Aged Care Development in Maroubra Approved

Catholic Healthcare is delighted to announce that its development application for a new residential aged care service in Maroubra has been approved.
Jul 18 2019
Jack Flanagan - Celebrating achievements

Jack Flanagan - Celebrating achievements

We are Catholic Healthcare... Jack Flanagan, former Director and Trustee shares his story...
Jul 17 2019
Win a Wish - The ties that bind

Win a Wish - The ties that bind

A lifelong dream to connect with his mother and visit her final resting place was Skeet's Win A Wish...
Jul 16 2019
Managing Director, David Maher – How Can We Do More?

Managing Director, David Maher – How Can We Do More?

As Catholic Healthcare nears its 25th Anniversary on 21 July 2019, we share the personal story of Managing Director, David Maher.
Jul 12 2019
You’ve Camel a Long Way

You’ve Camel a Long Way

Betty Borwick, resident at Catholic Healthcare’s Emmaus Village in Kemps Creek, chose a camel ride for her Win A Wish - a competition run by Catholic Healthcare to celebrate its 25th anniversary year.
Jul 11 2019
Girls just wanna have fun

Girls just wanna have fun

Catholic Healthcare is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Part of the celebrations is a Win a Wish competition for residents and clients across all Catholic Healthcare's services. A group of residents from St Joseph Aged Care in Hunters Hill had their wish come true - a fine dining experience at the famous Doyles seafood restaurant at Watsons Bay.
Jul 08 2019
Catholic Healthcare’s Mental Health Thought Leadership Dinner

Catholic Healthcare’s Mental Health Thought Leadership Dinner

Catholic Healthcare’s recent thought leadership dinner, The Insight Exchange, was attended by an audience of healthcare professionals including psychiatrists, GPs, social workers, NSW Health, aged care specialists and nurses.
Jul 05 2019
Catholic Healthcare settles on three new aged care development sites

Catholic Healthcare settles on three new aged care development sites

Catholic Healthcare is delighted to announce the settlement of three new aged care development sites, the first tranche in collaboration with Lendlease.
Jul 03 2019
Dove Tales Winter 2019

Dove Tales Winter 2019

The latest edition of Dove Tales has just been published and features some great stories on what's been happening at Catholic Healthcare. Click here to view.
Jul 03 2019
A Ray of Sunshine

A Ray of Sunshine

Last year, Tama won a prestigious Volunteer Gold Dove award for his dedication to volunteering at Catholic Healthcare’s Villa Maria Centre, Fortitude Valley in Queensland.
Jun 21 2019
Why you don’t need to put hoarders in the too-hard basket

Why you don’t need to put hoarders in the too-hard basket

Catholic Healthcare is here to help provide support for people with hoarding disorder and squalor.
Jun 20 2019
Beef and Vegetable Stew Recipe

Beef and Vegetable Stew Recipe

A winter warming beef and vegetable stew
Jun 20 2019
Cybersafety Tips for Seniors

Cybersafety Tips for Seniors

Don’t let the words ‘Cyber Safety’ concern you. Follow these tips to be safe online.
Jun 19 2019
Fighting Parkinson’s disease

Fighting Parkinson’s disease

Stan Franks might be 76 years old, but his boxing gloves are on and he’s ready for a fight. His adversary is Parkinson’s disease, and he’s about to sweat it out in a 90-minute session designed to help him live with the neurological disorder.
Jun 19 2019
Happy kids, happy families at Emmaus Village

Happy kids, happy families at Emmaus Village

Emmaus Village at Kemps Creek in Sydney’s west is like a big family where residents, children, grandchildren and friends are all encouraged to socialise and visit.
Jun 18 2019
Super Mario in the Kitchen

Super Mario in the Kitchen

A passion for cooking, a commitment to providing seasonal variety in all his menus, and making sure residents are happy is what drives Mario Da Silva Reis, Head Chef for St Peter's Residential Aged Care.
Jun 18 2019
10 Tips to Keep Healthy this Winter

10 Tips to Keep Healthy this Winter

Many people stop exercising and turn to comfort food high in sugar, fat or carbohydrates as winter approaches. To stay healthy, follow these 10 expert tips from Teresa Boyce, nutritionist at The Health Whisperer, and Nicola Rosenthal, Catholic Healthcare’s Regional Manager for Home and Community Services.
Jun 18 2019
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Friday, 15 June marks the annual, internationally recognised World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).
Jun 14 2019
Catholic Healthcare Officially Commences Work on New Residential Aged Care Development at Casula

Catholic Healthcare Officially Commences Work on New Residential Aged Care Development at Casula

Catholic Healthcare celebrated the commencement of construction on a new residential aged care development at Casula on Friday 7 June.
Jun 07 2019
Lewisham Nursing Home Residents Celebrate Queens Birthday

Lewisham Nursing Home Residents Celebrate Queens Birthday

In the sunny courtyard of Lewisham Nursing Home, residents celebrated the Queen’s Birthday with a sausage-sizzle BBQ and lively jazz music.
Jun 07 2019
Elvis is in the building... at Holy Spirit, Croydon

Elvis is in the building... at Holy Spirit, Croydon

Providing social and meaningful activities at our Residential Aged Care homes is the Catholic Healthcare approach and we are always looking for new ways to bring residents together.
Jun 06 2019
Celebrating our volunteers who ‘make a world of difference’

Celebrating our volunteers who ‘make a world of difference’

Catholic Healthcare recognises its 1,000 plus volunteers with a special National Volunteer Week morning tea at Macquarie Park
May 22 2019
Personalised Doors at St Francis Aged Care, Orange Help Dementia Residents

Personalised Doors at St Francis Aged Care, Orange Help Dementia Residents

Personalised doors are being installed this week to help residents living with dementia at St Francis Aged Care in Orange.
May 10 2019
Mother’s Day Celebrations at Bethlehem House

Mother’s Day Celebrations at Bethlehem House

The scene was set perfectly with zen music playing softly in the background and the aroma of lavender and rose drifting in the air.
May 07 2019
Catholic Healthcare Celebrates Uniting The Mater With Jemalong Residential Village and Announces Construction of a Retirement Living Village in Forbes

Catholic Healthcare Celebrates Uniting The Mater With Jemalong Residential Village and Announces Construction of a Retirement Living Village in Forbes

May 03 2019
Easter Eggs-citement at St Peter’s Residential Aged Care

Easter Eggs-citement at St Peter’s Residential Aged Care

Residents at Catholic Healthcare’s St Peter’s Residential Aged Care in Lane Cove North celebrated Easter on the Green today with live performances, a kindifarm and face painting for the kids, plus a delicious BBQ
Apr 18 2019
ANZAC Day Commemorated at Macquarie Care Centre Bathurst

ANZAC Day Commemorated at Macquarie Care Centre Bathurst

Macquarie Care Centre honoured the memory of those who paid the supreme sacrifice whilst serving our country in a time of war with a special service for the residents and their families on the grounds.
Apr 18 2019
Catholic Healthcare tailors home care services for people with dementia

Catholic Healthcare tailors home care services for people with dementia

Every Catholic Healthcare home and community services worker is trained to support people with a dementia diagnosis and identify early signs of cognitive decline in those who have not been diagnosed.
Apr 18 2019
Catholic Healthcare Officially Commences Work on New Retirement Living Development at McQuoin Park

Catholic Healthcare Officially Commences Work on New Retirement Living Development at McQuoin Park

Catholic Healthcare celebrated the commencement of construction on a new retirement living development at McQuoin Park, Wahroonga on Friday 12 April.
Apr 15 2019
Family Affair

Family Affair

Michael and Meredith feel lucky to have family so close by and grateful they are receiving quality care at The Haven. They both agree that it’s brought the family closer together.
Apr 10 2019
The Power of Song

The Power of Song

Music has incredible power to affect us both emotionally and physically. Singing is proven to improve your health and wellbeing. In aged care when music therapy is used, it can help improve a resident’s mood, stimulate positive interactions with others, facilitate better brain function, and coordinate motor movements.
Apr 09 2019
TAFE Western, Chinese nurses partnership builds skills

TAFE Western, Chinese nurses partnership builds skills

Chinese delegation made the most of opportunities to learn during a visit to Holy Spirit Dubbo, a Catholic Healthcare aged care facility.
Apr 05 2019
A Four-Legged Friend

A Four-Legged Friend

Lotte, a nine month old chocolate Labradoodle, has been visiting St Francis every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday since she was a little puppy. On these days, with the Home’s Pastoral Care Worker in attendance, Lotte does much of her good work as a trainee therapy dog.
Mar 19 2019
New Sensory Garden Brings Joy

New Sensory Garden Brings Joy

The mental and physical health benefits of a sensory garden are many. Access to nature is proven to help people recover from sickness faster, reduce stress, lower blood pressure and assist in the absorption of vitamin D due to exposure to sunlight.
Mar 19 2019
Ceremony of Transfer of The Haven to Catholic Healthcare

Ceremony of Transfer of The Haven to Catholic Healthcare

An official ceremony of transfer of The Haven Aged Care services to Catholic Healthcare was held today.
Mar 11 2019
A GP's guide to accessing home care

A GP's guide to accessing home care

Assisting patients to access their entitlements can be complicated.
Feb 26 2019
Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

As an organisation committed to delivering quality care to our residents and clients, Catholic Healthcare welcomes the Royal Commission and intends to fully support the Commission in its important work.
Feb 20 2019
Singing Life's Praises

Singing Life's Praises

“I can’t speak highly enough about coming here. I’m so grateful to John and the people in charge for looking after me. From a bloke who thought ‘this is all over for me’ when I first got here, it’s been marvellous."
Feb 12 2019
Enriching My Life

Enriching My Life

It’s a very good service. Without Catholic Healthcare, things would be very hard and I’m very lucky to have their assistance.
Feb 12 2019
Anyone for coffee? How social prescribing improves your patient’s quality of life

Anyone for coffee? How social prescribing improves your patient’s quality of life

Research shows positive outcomes if GPs screen for loneliness, followed by social prescribing and community referral to an appropriate service for those needing it.
Feb 09 2019
Food Glorious Food

Food Glorious Food

It looks like a restaurant, but the delicious meal is part of the new approach to food at Catholic Healthcare’s Bodington Residential Aged Care Home at Wentworth Falls.
Feb 09 2019
Catholic Healthcare Home of the Year

Catholic Healthcare Home of the Year

Feb 04 2019
Extension and Refurbishment of Jemalong Residential Village is Complete

Extension and Refurbishment of Jemalong Residential Village is Complete

Jan 31 2019
What are the benefits of Pastoral Care to hospital patients and aged care residents?

What are the benefits of Pastoral Care to hospital patients and aged care residents?

Jan 30 2019
Catholic Healthcare's Home and Community Region of The Year award

Catholic Healthcare's Home and Community Region of The Year award

Jan 23 2019
Best practice Community Health and Wellness for Older Australians

Best practice Community Health and Wellness for Older Australians

Jan 18 2019
Batehaven centenarians mark milestone 104th birthdays in same month at Maranatha Lodge

Batehaven centenarians mark milestone 104th birthdays in same month at Maranatha Lodge

Jan 15 2019
The Haven transfers to Catholic Healthcare

The Haven transfers to Catholic Healthcare

Catholic Healthcare is delighted to announce that The Haven Aged Care in Wagga Wagga formally became part of the Catholic Healthcare organisation on Friday 15th December.
Dec 17 2018
Bec Bishop "Can-do care"

Bec Bishop "Can-do care"

Boddington Care Worker, Bec Bishop has never been one to accept a narrowly-defined path or role in life. She’s always been curious and determined to grow and learn.
Dec 12 2018
Personalised Door Project for people with dementia an Innovation Award winner

Personalised Door Project for people with dementia an Innovation Award winner

Dec 07 2018
Stay Safe in Summer

Stay Safe in Summer

Staying cool and safe in the Australian summer can be challenging so planning ahead can make all the difference.
Dec 03 2018
Blakeney Lodge a community award finalist

Blakeney Lodge a community award finalist

Tumut’s Blakeney Lodge has been recognized as one of the state’s high achievers at the annual NSW/ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards Presentation Gala in Orange on Friday November 16.
Nov 26 2018
Dogs Bring Cheer To Macquarie Care Centre Before Remembrance Day

Dogs Bring Cheer To Macquarie Care Centre Before Remembrance Day

Nov 09 2018
Jacaranda Festival at St Francis Grafton

Jacaranda Festival at St Francis Grafton

Nov 06 2018
Bodington Spring Fair

Bodington Spring Fair

Oct 29 2018
St. Mary’s Villa Dubbo celebrates 40th year of caring for seniors

St. Mary’s Villa Dubbo celebrates 40th year of caring for seniors

Oct 29 2018
Blast from the past a real thrill for Catholic Healthcare Client

Blast from the past a real thrill for Catholic Healthcare Client

Oct 25 2018
Caring for the Carer

Caring for the Carer

National Carers Week runs from Sunday 14 October 2018 to Saturday 20 October 2018.
Oct 16 2018
Catholic Healthcare residents create Honour Garden for Mental Health Awareness

Catholic Healthcare residents create Honour Garden for Mental Health Awareness

To co-incide with Mental Health Month and World Mental Health Day, Catholic Healthcare residents at Charles O’Neill Hostel and St John’s Villa have created an honour garden, which officially opened to the public on 10th October, for Newcastle’s Calvary Mater Hospital.
Oct 16 2018
Blessing-In-Disguise

Blessing-In-Disguise

Read about how Shirley Dixon-Swift has been making her way to the local Bathurst Parish each Saturday for the last several decades.
Oct 16 2018
Catholic Healthcare wins 2018 Quality Pastoral and Spiritual Care Practice Award

Catholic Healthcare wins 2018 Quality Pastoral and Spiritual Care Practice Award

Sep 20 2018
Media Statement

Media Statement

Sep 18 2018
Catholic Healthcare Leading The Way In Innovative First Class    Strategies For Aged Care Residents

Catholic Healthcare Leading The Way In Innovative First Class    Strategies For Aged Care Residents

Sep 04 2018
50 years of care - Charles O’Neill

50 years of care - Charles O’Neill

Sep 03 2018
Childcare centre welcomes Holy Spirit Revesby residents for playdate

Childcare centre welcomes Holy Spirit Revesby residents for playdate

A Revesby-base childcare centre and the residents of Holy Spirit Croydon embark on a magical partnership.
Aug 23 2018
Newcastle aged care home launches mental health initiative in lead up to Mental Health week

Newcastle aged care home launches mental health initiative in lead up to Mental Health week

In the lead up to Way Ahead Mental Health Week in October, Catholic Healthcare’s Charles O’Neill Hostel has launched an initiative encouraging residents and community members to create and plant artificial Flannel Flowers for increased awareness of mental health.
Jul 27 2018
Catholic Healthcare celebrates 24 years of care

Catholic Healthcare celebrates 24 years of care

Catholic Healthcare celebrated 24 years of providing care and support to clients, residents and patients on 21 July, 2018.
Jul 27 2018
Percy Miles Villa residents are transported to Wonderland

Percy Miles Villa residents are transported to Wonderland

Jun 28 2018
Resident of St Catherine’s Bathurst comes full circle

Resident of St Catherine’s Bathurst comes full circle

Since moving into the new St Catherine’s on Gormans Hill Road in April last year, many of the home’s residents have formed a particularly close connection with the site.
Jun 20 2018
"Laughter is the best medicine” attests 106-year-old St Paul’s resident

"Laughter is the best medicine” attests 106-year-old St Paul’s resident

Jun 05 2018
Pet Therapy pup steals the hearts of residents

Pet Therapy pup steals the hearts of residents

May 29 2018
Western Sydney University releases research report revealing invaluable impact of volunteers on the vulnerable elderly

Western Sydney University releases research report revealing invaluable impact of volunteers on the vulnerable elderly

May 23 2018
McQuoin Park welcomes representatives to official opening

McQuoin Park welcomes representatives to official opening

May 14 2018
From one home to another: Lendlease resident makes homemade twiddle muffs for Catholic Healthcare clients

From one home to another: Lendlease resident makes homemade twiddle muffs for Catholic Healthcare clients

Apr 30 2018
Northbridge resident “thrilled” after receiving war memorabilia 75 years after being sent

Northbridge resident “thrilled” after receiving war memorabilia 75 years after being sent

Apr 24 2018
International Fundraising Choir tugs the heartstrings of Lane Cove Aged Care residents

International Fundraising Choir tugs the heartstrings of Lane Cove Aged Care residents

Apr 10 2018
Blakeney Lodge Registered Nurse recognised in Local Seniors Achievement Awards

Blakeney Lodge Registered Nurse recognised in Local Seniors Achievement Awards

Apr 06 2018
St Peter’s Lane Cove receive an eggs-cellent donation

St Peter’s Lane Cove receive an eggs-cellent donation

Apr 05 2018
Brush Park Bowling Club packs a punch

Brush Park Bowling Club packs a punch

Apr 03 2018
Diehard Knights fan invited behind the scenes to meet the team

Diehard Knights fan invited behind the scenes to meet the team

Mar 28 2018
MHACPI unit celebrates one year of success

MHACPI unit celebrates one year of success

Mar 26 2018
Specialist care for dementia residents in aged care shows drastic behavioural improvement

Specialist care for dementia residents in aged care shows drastic behavioural improvement

Mar 13 2018
International Women’s Day: the women taking their careers by the reins

International Women’s Day: the women taking their careers by the reins

Mar 08 2018
Rising star artists showcase aged care residents in their submissions to Young Archie

Rising star artists showcase aged care residents in their submissions to Young Archie

Mar 06 2018
Never walk alone with Catholic Healthcare’s Walking with Confidence program

Never walk alone with Catholic Healthcare’s Walking with Confidence program

Feb 27 2018
Volunteers’ quilts keep Catholic Healthcare residents warm

Volunteers’ quilts keep Catholic Healthcare residents warm

Feb 20 2018
Aged Care home reunites couple for Valentine’s Day after years apart

Aged Care home reunites couple for Valentine’s Day after years apart

Feb 12 2018
Globetrotting Sister Sheelah is Australia Day honoree

Globetrotting Sister Sheelah is Australia Day honoree

Feb 07 2018
Bunnings Kotara give local aged care home a "green thumbs up"

Bunnings Kotara give local aged care home a "green thumbs up"

Feb 05 2018
St Peter's aged care give residents a "ripper" Australia Day barbie

St Peter's aged care give residents a "ripper" Australia Day barbie

Feb 01 2018
New home for Villa Maria Centre, same care and love

New home for Villa Maria Centre, same care and love

Jan 24 2018
Hoarding and squalor clients’ relationship ‘saved’ by Home and Community Services

Hoarding and squalor clients’ relationship ‘saved’ by Home and Community Services

Dec 18 2017
St Anne’s Aged Care residents ‘relive their youth’ with weekly visits from local high school

St Anne’s Aged Care residents ‘relive their youth’ with weekly visits from local high school

Dec 07 2017
Annual Review

Annual Review

Our Annual review highlights our Mission and Values in action - lived out every day by our dedicated staff members.
Dec 05 2017
Opera Night at Lane Cove

Opera Night at Lane Cove

Sophistication was at its finest on Friday, 24 November – where operatic tones emanated through the northern Sydney suburb of Lane Cove, thrilling the residents of St Peter’s Aged Care home.
Nov 28 2017
McQuoin Park welcomes residents

McQuoin Park welcomes residents

Residents of Wahroonga's newest aged care service moved into their new rooms this week, taking with them memories, tokens and even physical pieces of the original service they were residing in prior to the move.
Nov 02 2017
Mozart fixes everything

Mozart fixes everything

RESIDENTS at Catholic Healthcare's Gertrude Abbott Aged Care home were treated to a little taste of Mozart yesterday, with a piano recital from renowned pianist and resident Don Maynard.
Oct 26 2017
Nursing interns get new perspective

Nursing interns get new perspective

EIGHT new nursing interns have arrived at St Peter's at Lane Cove, one of Catholic Healthcare’s residential aged care services, with some saying they’ve gained ‘new perspectives on life’ since stepping into the world of aged care.
Oct 20 2017
Newcastle resident flies high

Newcastle resident flies high

NORMAN Jones may be 86-years-old, but his years of experience have hardly dampened his hunger for adrenaline.
Oct 09 2017
Snell family spring into action

Snell family spring into action

Compassion and care clearly run deep in the Snell family, with talented volunteer Dale Snell contributing her time and efforts to various Catholic Healthcare residents alongside the organisation’s Chief Information Officer, her son - Corey Snell.
Sep 11 2017
“Thank you for giving me my husband back”

“Thank you for giving me my husband back”

“Warm hearted”, “gentle” and “incredibly enthusiastic” are just some of the many kind words used to describe Walter Thomasson, long-standing employee and life-changing activities officer at Catholic Healthcare’s Maranatha Lodge.
Sep 07 2017
Walking with Confidence - success in numbers

Walking with Confidence - success in numbers

The Brighton residents are brimming with confidence after Catholic Healthcare’s Health and Wellness group exercise program
Sep 01 2017
Awarded finalist at International Eldercare Awards

Awarded finalist at International Eldercare Awards

Catholic Healthcare has been internationally recognised for its success in supporting ageing-in-place with its Breezie software offered to clients utilising Home Care packages.
Aug 23 2017
St Joseph's staff member receives National Education prize

St Joseph's staff member receives National Education prize

Catholic Healthcare staff member receives National Education prize
Aug 21 2017
Olympian visits Holy Spirit Croydon

Olympian visits Holy Spirit Croydon

Jana Pittman visits Holy Spirit Croydon
Aug 17 2017
Dubbo's unsung hero

Dubbo's unsung hero

Who do you define as a hero? Is it someone famous? A celebrity maybe. Or perhaps an inspirational leader in the public eye, a politician at the frontline of their party, vowing to change the world for the better?
Jul 31 2017
Catholic Healthcare celebrates 23 years of service

Catholic Healthcare celebrates 23 years of service

Catholic Healthcare celebrates 23 years of service
Jul 28 2017
Intergenerational care paves the way for a positive future

Intergenerational care paves the way for a positive future

The Fortitude Valley Aged Care service holds a weekly playgroup session mixing those young in age to those young-at-heart, proving integrated aged care benefits both children and adults.
Jul 18 2017
Aquinas Court celebrates 25 years of service

Aquinas Court celebrates 25 years of service

Jean Yarker can tell you all about the Aquinas Court Retirement Village. Speaking from her experience as their longest-living resident, Jean tells all about her home in Springwood on this special 25th anniversary of the village - about why she came, and why 20 years on, she "simply wouldn't live anywhere else".
Jul 11 2017
Catholic Healthcare wins ACSA for Excellence in Cultural Competency

Catholic Healthcare wins ACSA for Excellence in Cultural Competency

Catholic Healthcare has taken away an industry-leading award at this year’s annual Aged and Community Services Awards (ACSA) night, held in June this year.
Jul 02 2017
Fifty-one years of helping the homeless

Fifty-one years of helping the homeless

The iconic Vincentian Aged Care service in East Sydney reached a proud 51 years of service this past week, celebrating their achievements in providing roofs over the heads of hundreds of residents in marginalised communities for over half a century.
Jul 02 2017
The power of the written word

The power of the written word

THE phrase “age is just a number” has never been a more relevant than when intergenerational interaction occurs at St. Raphael’s Primary School in South Hurstville.
Jun 20 2017
Hunter region sees success in first MHACPI transition

Hunter region sees success in first MHACPI transition

In a first for the Hunter region, the Mental Health Aged Care Partnership Initiative (MHACPI) unit has had it's first successful resident transition, moving from specialist care to mainstream residential care.
Jun 13 2017
Preventing risk through research

Preventing risk through research

Residential aged care services and models of care will be the focus of a new research project, developed in conjunction with Macquarie University.
Jun 06 2017
Changing lives... one picture at a time

Changing lives... one picture at a time

AN art therapy program at St Joseph’s Residential Aged Care in Coffs Harbour has swept the pool at the local show, winning three awards and highlighting the amazing work the program does.
May 29 2017
Pet therapy warms the hearts of residents

Pet therapy warms the hearts of residents

Charles O'Neill Hostel takes happiness to a new height with the introduction of their pet therapy program.
May 23 2017
Resident celebrates 105 amazing years

Resident celebrates 105 amazing years

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.
May 18 2017
McQuoin Park adds finishing touches

McQuoin Park adds finishing touches

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.
May 17 2017
40 years of compassion: our longest-serving nurse celebrates International Nurses Day

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

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.
May 11 2017
Volunteer retires after nearly two decades of service

Volunteer retires after nearly two decades of service

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.
May 10 2017
St Catherine's opens its doors

St Catherine's opens its doors

RESIDENTS are settling into their brand new home, following the opening of new St Catherine's aged care service in Bathurst.
Apr 21 2017
Jemalong Residential Village expansion approved

Jemalong Residential Village expansion approved

THE expansion of Catholic Healthcare’s Jemalong Residential Village and its merger with Mater Aged Care has been officially approved.
Apr 03 2017
New funding provides support for Sydney’s west and the Illawarra

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

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).
Mar 10 2017
Opening doors to retirement living

Opening doors to retirement living

Are you looking to become a part of an active and connected retirement community but don’t know where to begin?
Mar 01 2017
Industry changes to Home Care Packages

Industry changes to Home Care Packages

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.
Mar 01 2017
Transition unit welcomes residents

Transition unit welcomes residents

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.
Feb 20 2017
Walk with confidence

Walk with confidence

Live at home for longer and stay away from hospital with programs like Walking with Confidence, Catholic Healthcare's Community Services falls prevention program.
Feb 06 2017
Older Australians benefit from tailored technology solutions

Older Australians benefit from tailored technology solutions

A new software making it easier for older Australians to access the Internet is being pilot-tested.
Jan 09 2017
Recapturing the passion

Recapturing the passion

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.
Jan 06 2017
We are open over the holidays

We are open over the holidays

From everyone at Catholic Healthcare we would like to wish you and your loved ones a happy and safe holiday season.
Dec 22 2016
New academic role to research quality aged care

New academic role to research quality aged care

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by Charles Sturt University (CSU) and Catholic Healthcare to further quality research into residential aged care.
Dec 08 2016
Australian-first connected tablet solution to help transform care services

Australian-first connected tablet solution to help transform care services

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.
Nov 24 2016
Construction commences on integrated aged care development in Ipswich

Construction commences on integrated aged care development in Ipswich

Catholic Healthcare celebrated the commencement of construction on a new integrated aged care development at the new Villa Maria Centre, Eastern Heights in Queensland.
Nov 23 2016
Supporting people living with a mental illness

Supporting people living with a mental illness

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.
Nov 14 2016
Restorative care conference: functioning independence of the frail elderly

Restorative care conference: functioning independence of the frail elderly

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.
Nov 04 2016
St Catherine’s Aged Care turns 50

St Catherine’s Aged Care turns 50

CARING for the local community of Bathurst since 1966
Nov 01 2016
Learn more about a career in community work

Learn more about a career in community work

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.
Oct 24 2016
Finish each day knowing you’ve made a difference

Finish each day knowing you’ve made a difference

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.
Oct 07 2016
Physical activity could make all the difference

Physical activity could make all the difference

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.
Sep 28 2016
Height of health

Height of health

In less than two weeks, Catholic Healthcare community worker Mitch Evans will put his training to the test and climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
Sep 26 2016
Help for carers gets thumbs up

Help for carers gets thumbs up

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.
Sep 22 2016
Life inspired art on show

Life inspired art on show

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.
Sep 16 2016
Exhibition to showcase life inspired art

Exhibition to showcase life inspired art

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.
Sep 07 2016
Celebrating 40 years supporting and caring for Northern Beaches community

Celebrating 40 years supporting and caring for Northern Beaches community

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.
Aug 29 2016
Therapy dog Jack lends a paw to nursing home residents

Therapy dog Jack lends a paw to nursing home residents

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.
Aug 29 2016
Plans to redevelop Jemalong

Plans to redevelop Jemalong

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.
Aug 25 2016
St Catherine’s Aged Care is Relocating

St Catherine’s Aged Care is Relocating

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.
Aug 18 2016
Villa Maria finalist in Quality Practice Award

Villa Maria finalist in Quality Practice Award

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.
Aug 17 2016
A safe place to call home

A safe place to call home

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.
Aug 15 2016
Be wise about medicine

Be wise about medicine

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.
Aug 12 2016
New Aged Care Development for Casula

New Aged Care Development for Casula

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.
Aug 04 2016
Lifeful

Lifeful

NOT even pelting rain could deter people attending Catholic Healthcare’s Restorative Care seminar at the Medical Education Centre, Concord Hospital.
Aug 03 2016
Dental tips for better teeth

Dental tips for better teeth

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.
Aug 01 2016
Catholic Healthcare secures prime Maroubra site

Catholic Healthcare secures prime Maroubra site

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.
Jul 28 2016
Putting the patients first

Putting the patients first

FIRST service location of its kind in Sydney offers respite to families, aims to treat afflicted with care and respect
Jul 18 2016
Music to lift the spirit

Music to lift the spirit

Music can be a very powerful thing. It can inspire, generate emotions, engage and lift a person’s spirit. It’s therapeutic.
Jul 15 2016
Collaborative initiative set to improve aged care

Collaborative initiative set to improve aged care

Catholic Healthcare is excited to embark on a first-of-its-kind initiative with Mundipharma Pty Limited, a leader in chronic pain medication.
Jul 08 2016
Batehaven couple celebrate 70 years of marriage

Batehaven couple celebrate 70 years of marriage

In an era when some marriages can’t last 70 weeks, Batehaven’s Norman and Joy Miles are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary.
Jun 23 2016
New Aged Care Service in Ipswich Approved

New Aged Care Service in Ipswich Approved

Catholic Healthcare has received development approval for their planned residential aged care site in Eastern Heights, Ipswich.
Jun 22 2016
Celebrating 50 years of supporting and caring for the community

Celebrating 50 years of supporting and caring for the community

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.
Jun 15 2016
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: NSW Elder Abuse Helpline launches identification and response toolkit

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

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
Jun 10 2016
Enjoy more of life

Enjoy more of life

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.
Jun 10 2016
St Vincent’s Auxiliary celebrates 90 years

St Vincent’s Auxiliary celebrates 90 years

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.
Jun 09 2016
Construction commences at McQuoin Park Waitara

Construction commences at McQuoin Park Waitara

Catholic Healthcare has officially commenced work on a new integrated aged care development McQuoin Park.
May 25 2016
Setting new goals with restorative care

Setting new goals with restorative care

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.
May 17 2016
Pathway Through The Maze - Hoarding and Squalor Conference

Pathway Through The Maze - Hoarding and Squalor Conference

The fourth National Hoarding and Squalor Conference will take place on 29-30 June 2016 at Rydges World Square, Sydney.
May 09 2016
Give Happy Live Happy - National Volunteer Week

Give Happy Live Happy - National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week May 9 -15 is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers.
May 07 2016
Memories from the frontline - a resident's story

Memories from the frontline - a resident's story

Catholic Healthcare's a resident story - ANZAC Day
Apr 21 2016
Living Well with Dementia

Living Well with Dementia

Invitation to Participate in Research
Apr 14 2016
New Dementia Unit in Lewisham

New Dementia Unit in Lewisham

A new and secure 16 bed dementia unit is now available on site at Lewisham Nursing Home.
Apr 04 2016
Aquinas Court Open Day on Saturday April 2, 2016

Aquinas Court Open Day on Saturday April 2, 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.
Mar 23 2016
Work officially commences on Bathurst Redevelopment project

Work officially commences on Bathurst Redevelopment project

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.
Mar 22 2016
NSW Seniors Festival - Get Involved

NSW Seniors Festival - Get Involved

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.
Mar 21 2016
More than just a job

More than just a job

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.
Mar 14 2016
Challenging beliefs around ageing - Restorative Care Pilot Program

Challenging beliefs around ageing - Restorative Care Pilot Program

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.
Feb 23 2016
Raymond Denman Herps celebrates his 105th Birthday

Raymond Denman Herps celebrates his 105th Birthday

Raymond Denman Herps celebrates his 105th Birthday
Feb 08 2016
Beloved Benji – St James Villa’s most popular resident

Beloved Benji – St James Villa’s most popular resident

How a blind, toothless and formerly homeless Pomeranian is transforming lives at St James Villa.
Sep 27 2015
Excellence in construction at the Brighton recognised

Excellence in construction at the Brighton recognised

Grindley Construction have scooped two major awards for their work on The Brighton.
Sep 24 2015
National Award for Charles O'Neill Hostel

National Award for Charles O'Neill Hostel

Hostel providing accommodation to Newcastle’s most vulnerable wins national aged care award.
Sep 24 2015
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