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Enabling Meaningful Participation in Our Homes

Enabling Meaningful Participation in Our Homes

Currently Area Chef Manager at St Catherine's, Renier features in an article about how organisational changes can produce unexpected, positive experiences
Oct 21 2021
Meet Niv Srivastava

Meet Niv Srivastava

This week, meet Niv Srivastava, Volunteer Coordinator for Home & Community Services, Northern Sydney region.
Oct 20 2021
Catholic Healthcare Pastoral Care  Online Conference 2021 - Reaching Out

Catholic Healthcare Pastoral Care Online Conference 2021 - Reaching Out

Catholic Healthcare’s pastoral and palliative care specialists gathered to attend the Pastoral Care Online Conference 2021 - Reaching Out.
Oct 19 2021
A Life Dedicated to Service

A Life Dedicated to Service

Sister Joan Farrell, a resident at St Catherine’s Aged Care in Bathurst, passed away peacefully on 23 September, aged 94 years.
Oct 18 2021
HESTA Compassion in Action Social Justice Awards Finalist 2021

HESTA Compassion in Action Social Justice Awards Finalist 2021

Catholic Healthcare are delighted to have been shortlisted as one of the finalists in the HESTA Compassion in Action Social Justice Awards 2021.
Oct 15 2021
Creating Meaning in Our Daily Lives

Creating Meaning in Our Daily Lives

A recent article by ABC journalist Eric Tlozek reported on new research into how leisure, housework, physical and cognitive activities impact an older person’s emotions.
Oct 15 2021
Music to Our Ears - Online Music Concerts

Music to Our Ears - Online Music Concerts

The Home & Community Services team have hosted our inaugural online music concerts in September to great reception
Oct 15 2021
Webinar - A Compassionate Approach to Leadership in Aged Care

Webinar - A Compassionate Approach to Leadership in Aged Care

Catholic Healthcare are hosting a webinar ‘A compassionate approach to leadership in aged care’ on Wednesday 3 November
Oct 15 2021
Honouring the past at MacKillop House

Honouring the past at MacKillop House

Catholic Healthcare’s newest Residential Aged Care Home, MacKillop House in Norwest, will be welcoming residents from November. As part of the commissioning MacKillop House Norwest, a local company has been sourced to install historical artworks in the Home
Oct 15 2021
New Home Video Tour – Gertrude Abbott Aged Care, Surry Hills

New Home Video Tour – Gertrude Abbott Aged Care, Surry Hills

Take a video tour of Gertrude Abbott Aged Care, a welcoming Home with a friendly atmosphere
Oct 14 2021
Living Well, Dying Well Webinar Video

Living Well, Dying Well Webinar Video

The Living Well, Dying Well webinar video is now available to view
Oct 14 2021
Ageing Well Online Webinar Videos

Ageing Well Online Webinar Videos

Catholic Healthcare is proud to be a part of the Ageing Well Online Masterclass Webinar Series. Watch the videos which are now available for all Masterclasses.
Oct 14 2021
Volunteer Phone Call Service

Volunteer Phone Call Service

Catholic Healthcare’s Volunteer Phone Call Service provides additional support for Home Care clients who are experiencing social isolation
Oct 14 2021
Meet John Moran

Meet John Moran

This week, meet John Moran, Diversional Therapist at St Catherine’s Residential Aged Care in Bathurst.
Oct 13 2021
Dove Tales Spring 2021 Edition Out Now

Dove Tales Spring 2021 Edition Out Now

The latest edition of our flagship magazine, Dove Tales, is out now.
Oct 11 2021
Celebrating Carers - Our Unsung Heroes

Celebrating Carers - Our Unsung Heroes

From 10-16 October is National Carers Week - an initiative of Carers Australia. Meet Rob and Judy, two of our carers
Oct 08 2021
New Thought Leadership White Paper Released

New Thought Leadership White Paper Released

Catholic Healthcare’s latest Thought Leadership White Paper: 'Improving wellbeing for seniors through social connection' features an interview with Dr Julie Bajic Smith
Oct 07 2021
Meet Geralyn Ong

Meet Geralyn Ong

This week, meet Geralyn Ong, Care Advisor for Home & Community Services, in the Northern Sydney Region
Oct 06 2021
Mental Health Month 2021

Mental Health Month 2021

October is Mental Health Month - an important time to raise awareness and promote better mental health - particularly for older people and aged care workers
Oct 05 2021
Celebrating the International Day of Older Persons 2021

Celebrating the International Day of Older Persons 2021

Today, 1 October, is the International Day of Older Persons. The theme is ‘Digital Equity for All Ages’. Read how our residents have been embracing learning new technology
Oct 01 2021
Fun and Festivities at Villa Maria Fortitude Valley

Fun and Festivities at Villa Maria Fortitude Valley

It was a two-for-one deal at Villa Maria Fortitude Valley last week, with residents and staff coming together to celebrate the Home’s unique cultural diversity!
Sep 30 2021
Meet Kath Readford

Meet Kath Readford

This week, meet Kath Readford OAM, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Lourdes Hospital & Community Health Service, Dubbo who retires this week after 28 years service providing dementia services to the community
Sep 29 2021
Living Well Dying Well Webinar

Living Well Dying Well Webinar

We invite you to join the upcoming Living Well, Dying Well webinar on Thursday 7 October, at 11.00am
Sep 29 2021
Mary's Milestone

Mary's Milestone

The team at St Paul’s Residential Aged Care in Northbridge were able to make Mary’s 100th birthday special by organising a beautiful celebration!
Sep 27 2021
Wagga Wellness Centre Olympics Extravaganza!

Wagga Wellness Centre Olympics Extravaganza!

Clients from the Wagga Wagga Wellness Centre participated in a belated Olympics extravaganza event, after training hard and preparing for many weeks!
Sep 24 2021
Meet Djulijana Alachkoska

Meet Djulijana Alachkoska

This week, meet Djulijana Alachkoska, Registered Nurse for the Home & Community Services team based at Waterloo in south east Sydney.
Sep 22 2021
The Grant McBride Virtual Memory Walk and Jog

The Grant McBride Virtual Memory Walk and Jog

Want to participate in a virtual fundraising event for dementia - join the Catholic Healthcare team in the Grant McBride Memory Walk and Jog this Saturday, 24 September
Sep 21 2021
Celebrating Foundation Day at Catholic Healthcare

Celebrating Foundation Day at Catholic Healthcare

Today we acknowledge our 27th birthday on Catholic Healthcare’s Foundation Day.
Sep 21 2021
Manuela Celebrates a Milestone - 40 Years of Service at Catholic Healthcare

Manuela Celebrates a Milestone - 40 Years of Service at Catholic Healthcare

Manuela Teasdale celebrates 40 years of service with Catholic Healthcare this year. She is the longest-serving staff member in this year’s pool of award recipients.
Sep 21 2021
Rae-Marie Parker Celebrates 30 Years with Catholic Healthcare

Rae-Marie Parker Celebrates 30 Years with Catholic Healthcare

Rae-Marie celebrates 30 years with Catholic Healthcare this year. Rae-Marie is an Assistant in Nursing at The Haven in Wagga Wagga.
Sep 21 2021
Edith Celebrates 30 Years with Catholic Healthcare

Edith Celebrates 30 Years with Catholic Healthcare

Edith Rogers, a Personal Care Assistant based at St Joseph Residential Aged Care Home in Hunters Hill, celebrates 30 years of service this year.
Sep 21 2021
Vicki Spackman Celebrates 35 Years with Catholic Healthcare

Vicki Spackman Celebrates 35 Years with Catholic Healthcare

Vicki Spackman has been loyal to Catholic Healthcare’s Lourdes Hospital and Community Health Services in Dubbo, working as a Hospital Assistant for 35 years.
Sep 21 2021
Dementia Action Week 2021 - A little support makes a lot of difference

Dementia Action Week 2021 - A little support makes a lot of difference

Dementia Action Week is running from 20 – 26 September with the theme Dementia. A little support makes a lot of difference.
Sep 20 2021
Ageing Well Online Masterclass Webinar Video

Ageing Well Online Masterclass Webinar Video

The first of the Ageing Well Online webinars, Social Connection and Psychological Wellbeing is now available for viewing.
Sep 16 2021
Honey Heroes

Honey Heroes

Robyn, a Personal Care Assistant at Emmaus Village in Kemps Creek, was nominated as a Honey Hero by her son.
Sep 14 2021
Ever thought about becoming a Foster Carer?

Ever thought about becoming a Foster Carer?

Today marks the start of Foster Care Week! If you have ever considered becoming a Foster Carer, read on for more information.
Sep 13 2021
Catholic Health Australia's Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill Video Launch

Catholic Health Australia's Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill Video Launch

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) has launched a video ahead of the debate on Queensland’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill, in Parliament next week.
Sep 10 2021
Railway Hero Warren Turns 100!

Railway Hero Warren Turns 100!

This week, Warren, resident at Our Lady of Loreto Gardens on the NSW Central Coast, celebrated his 100th birthday!
Sep 10 2021
Regina Celebrates a 'Red' Milestone!

Regina Celebrates a 'Red' Milestone!

Regina, resident at St Mary's in Berkeley, loving her 100th birthday celebrations
Sep 09 2021
Meet Renier du Pleiss

Meet Renier du Pleiss

We’d like to introduce you to Renier du Pleiss who is the Area Chef Manager at St Catherine’s, Bathurst
Sep 08 2021
Meet Alexina Arnold

Meet Alexina Arnold

This week, meet Alexina Arnold, Aged Care Assessment Services Manager for Home & Community Services.
Sep 06 2021
R U OK? Day

R U OK? Day

This week, on Thursday 9 September is R U OK? Day
Sep 06 2021
Meet Tracy Nyashanu

Meet Tracy Nyashanu

This week, meet Tracy Nyashanu, Residential Manager at St James Villa in Matraville
Sep 01 2021
Welcome Karen Borg to Catholic Healthcare

Welcome Karen Borg to Catholic Healthcare

This week we welcome Karen Borg as the new Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Healthcare
Aug 31 2021
Ageing Well Online Masterclass Webinar Series

Ageing Well Online Masterclass Webinar Series

Catholic Healthcare is proud to be involved in the Ageing Well Online Masterclass Webinar Series.
Aug 31 2021
Home Care Staff Vaccinations Update

Home Care Staff Vaccinations Update

Staff update on COVID-19 vaccinations in Home Care
Aug 26 2021
Meet Leo Chen

Meet Leo Chen

This week, meet Leo Chen, Payroll Services Manager, in the Finance team at Macquarie Park, Sydney.
Aug 25 2021
Marvellous Hand Work

Marvellous Hand Work

The Blakeney Lodge residents have been keeping busy and engaged making personalised hand moulds.
Aug 23 2021
Ageing Well – Looking after yourself while caring for others

Ageing Well – Looking after yourself while caring for others

While caring is rewarding and can be seen in a positive light, the physical and mental health implications can sometimes take a toll
Aug 19 2021
Health for the Mind, Body and Spirit

Health for the Mind, Body and Spirit

Catholic Healthcare recognises these are challenging and uncertain times as we continue living through the COVID-19 pandemic - our Pastoral Care team shares spiritual support and resources
Aug 19 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar

COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar

Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines? Join Professor Bennett, Chair in Epidemiology, Deakin University for this evidence-based and informative webinar recording.
Aug 19 2021
Tips for Staying Safe During Self‐Isolation

Tips for Staying Safe During Self‐Isolation

Tips for older people who may be receiving offers of assistance at this time - it's important to be safe
Aug 16 2021
Meet Ash Pascoe

Meet Ash Pascoe

This week, meet Ash Pascoe, Community Worker for Home & Community Services, South Team.
Aug 16 2021
Meet Kelly Howarth

Meet Kelly Howarth

This week, meet Kelly Howarth, Home Care Administration Officer based in Bathurst.
Aug 11 2021
Catholic Healthcare Appoints New CEO

Catholic Healthcare Appoints New CEO

The Catholic Healthcare Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Karen Borg as Catholic Healthcare’s new Chief Executive Officer
Aug 10 2021
Celebrating Aged Care Employee Day!

Celebrating Aged Care Employee Day!

Aged Care Employee Day was a big celebration across Catholic Healthcare, with staff receiving flowers and treats as well as Homes organising their own fun activities, thank you breakfasts and BBQs.
Aug 10 2021
Thanks for Caring!

Thanks for Caring!

Aged Care Employee Day is being celebrated today - Saturday 7 August.
Aug 07 2021
Meet Karina Gabiola

Meet Karina Gabiola

This week, meet Karina Gabiola, Aged Care Funding Instrument Coordinator at Villa Maria Fortitude Valley in Brisbane.
Aug 04 2021
Let the Games Begin!

Let the Games Begin!

The Olympic Games is bringing out a competitive streak in our residents, with many of our Homes staging their own sporting events!
Aug 02 2021
Joyful Village Life at Jemalong

Joyful Village Life at Jemalong

Barry lived and worked in Forbes for 25 years before moving into the Jemalong Retirement Living Village in December 2020
Jul 29 2021
Meet Rebecca Shaw

Meet Rebecca Shaw

This week, meet Rebecca Shaw, Customer Service Operator for Home & Community Services based at St Anne’s in Hunters Hill.
Jul 28 2021
Catholic Healthcare appoints new Chair of the Board

Catholic Healthcare appoints new Chair of the Board

The Trustees of Catholic Healthcare announce that Stephen Teulan has assumed the role as Chair of the Board of Catholic Healthcare Limited
Jul 27 2021
Celebrating the Inaugural World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Celebrating the Inaugural World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

On Sunday, 25 July, the inaugural World Grandparents and The Elderly Day will be celebrated globally.
Jul 23 2021
The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

When the scheduled visit from the local pre-school in Grafton, The Investigators, had to be put on hold the residents of St Francis Aged Care Home were delighted to instead receive some beautiful letters and drawings from the children.
Jul 22 2021
Celebrating Foundation Day 2021

Celebrating Foundation Day 2021

Today, Catholic Healthcare is delighted to celebrate 27 years of providing aged care and health services
Jul 21 2021
Meet Michele Smith

Meet Michele Smith

Michele Smith is the newly-appointed Health Services Manager, based at Lourdes Hospital.
Jul 21 2021
New Online Program of Buried in Treasures Commencing in August

New Online Program of Buried in Treasures Commencing in August

A new series of Catholic Healthcare’s popular Buried in Treasures program starts from Monday 30 August 2021, delivered by Home Care’s Hoarding and Squalor team.
Jul 19 2021
It's a Hat-trick of Celebrations at Jemalong!

It's a Hat-trick of Celebrations at Jemalong!

When the staff and residents got together this week at Jemalong Residential Village, it was a marathon of three celebrations in the one day!
Jul 15 2021
Essential services in the community

Essential services in the community

Home & Community Services has been busy supporting clients and delivering essential Home Care services during the latest lockdown.
Jul 13 2021
Meet Steven Flanagan

Meet Steven Flanagan

At Catholic Healthcare we are shining a ‘light’ on our staff and the exceptional work you are all doing across our services.
Jul 12 2021
Sending Butterfly Kisses Your Way

Sending Butterfly Kisses Your Way

To help residents and families stay connected, many Residential Aged Care Homes have initiated the ‘Butterfly Kisses’ project.
Jul 09 2021
The Lavender Legends of Lourdes

The Lavender Legends of Lourdes

The ‘Lavender Legends of Lourdes’ have been featured in a Dubbo Photo News article showcasing their amazing volunteer work at Lourdes Hospital
Jul 09 2021
Community Spirit Alive and Well at Villa Maria Eastern Heights

Community Spirit Alive and Well at Villa Maria Eastern Heights

Residents at Villa Maria Residential Aged Care in Eastern Heights, Ipswich are enjoying two additional donations from their local community
Jul 08 2021
New Home Video Tour – Villa Maria Eastern Heights, Ipswich

New Home Video Tour – Villa Maria Eastern Heights, Ipswich

Take video tour of Villa Maria Eastern Heights, a state-of-the-art Home with tastefully decorated rooms and indoor living spaces set in picturesque gardens.
Jul 06 2021
New Home Video Tour – Vincentian Residential Aged Care, Darlinghurst

New Home Video Tour – Vincentian Residential Aged Care, Darlinghurst

Take video tour of Vincentian Residential Aged Care Home, a modern Home with a friendly atmosphere
Jul 06 2021
Happy 108th Birthday to Ruby!

Happy 108th Birthday to Ruby!

At Villa Maria Fortitude Valley, staff and fellow residents gathered to wish Ruby a very Happy 108th Birthday!
Jul 06 2021
McQuoin Park a Finalist in The Urban Developer Awards 2021

McQuoin Park a Finalist in The Urban Developer Awards 2021

McQuoin Park Retirement Living Village, Wahroonga, has been selected as a Finalist in the prestigious Urban Developer Awards for Industry Excellence 2021.
Jul 05 2021
MyWish Taronga Western Plains Zoo

MyWish Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Residents from St Mary’s Villa, Dubbo thoroughly enjoyed their recent MyWish excursion to Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Jul 05 2021
Coming Home in Dubbo

Coming Home in Dubbo

Fridays are all about the ‘men’ at the Dubbo Wellness Centre. The ‘Home Club’ meets each Friday in the Wellness Centre space
Jul 02 2021
Dove Tales Winter 2021 Edition Out Now

Dove Tales Winter 2021 Edition Out Now

The latest edition of our flagship magazine, Dove Tales, is out now
Jul 01 2021
Loving in Deeds, Not Just Words

Loving in Deeds, Not Just Words

St Paul’s Residential Aged Care Home in Northbridge loved receiving surprise ‘goodie bags’ from the nearby primary school children
Jul 01 2021
New Home Video Tour – St James Villa, Matraville

New Home Video Tour – St James Villa, Matraville

Take video tour of St James Villa, a welcoming Home with a friendly and homely atmosphere
Jun 30 2021
‘Our Living Gem’ Sister Betty turns 90!

‘Our Living Gem’ Sister Betty turns 90!

The McQuoin Park Retirement Living Village community was delighted to help fellow resident, Sister Betty, celebrate her 90th birthday recently
Jun 30 2021
Here to support you with Home Care Services

Here to support you with Home Care Services

We would like to reassure you that Catholic Healthcare is here to support you with essential Home Care Services
Jun 29 2021
Keeping Us Connected Virtually

Keeping Us Connected Virtually

Villa Maria Eastern Heights in Ipswich was happy to receive a very generous donation of two new iPads recently
Jun 28 2021
New Home Video Tour – Bethlehem House

New Home Video Tour – Bethlehem House

Take a video tour of Bethlehem House, a welcoming Home with a distinct homely feel
Jun 25 2021
The tale of the red shoes

The tale of the red shoes

When Chef Renier donned a bright pair of red sneakers little did he know how much it would impact residents at St Catherine’s in Bathurst
Jun 23 2021
Jo and Kaysie encourage more people to pursue aged care careers

Jo and Kaysie encourage more people to pursue aged care careers

Catholic Healthcare Home Care workers, Jo and Kaysie, featured on Prime7 News Wagga calling for more people to pursue a career in aged care
Jun 23 2021
Thriving by eating well

Thriving by eating well

Good nutrition and a well-balanced diet are important parts of staying healthy as you age - our dieticians and nutritionists bring these skills to Home Care clients helping you prepare nutritious meals to stay healthy and well in your own home
Jun 22 2021
New Home Video Tour - Holy Spirit Dubbo

New Home Video Tour - Holy Spirit Dubbo

Take a video tour of Holy Spirit Dubbo, a welcoming Home featuring beautiful landscaped grounds
Jun 22 2021
Catholic Healthcare releases Modern Slavery Statement

Catholic Healthcare releases Modern Slavery Statement

Catholic Healthcare is proud to release its first Modern Slavery Statement, an initiative aimed at developing a more compassionate and humane society in which the dignity of each human person is respected
Jun 22 2021
A Beautiful Day Celebrating the Blessing of Villa Maria Fortitude Valley

A Beautiful Day Celebrating the Blessing of Villa Maria Fortitude Valley

A beautiful ceremony took place at Villa Maria Fortitude Valley Residential Aged Care to mark the Official Opening and Blessing of the Home with residents, staff, family and community members gathering to celebrate the occasion
Jun 21 2021
Walking with Confidence in Casula

Walking with Confidence in Casula

Local seniors are attending Catholic Healthcare’s Walking with Confidence program, designed to help improve balance and strength in a relaxed and supportive environment
Jun 20 2021
Happy 100th Birthday to Joan!

Happy 100th Birthday to Joan!

Happy 100th birthday to Joan - a resident of Bodington Aged Care in Wentworth Falls. Joan has been living at Bodington over four years and today she turns 100!
Jun 18 2021
Horses make their way back home to Jemalong!

Horses make their way back home to Jemalong!

In 2016 a program was introduced at Jemalong Residential Village in Forbes with adorable miniature horses paying monthly visits. Now the program has been re-ignited much to the delight of residents and staff
Jun 16 2021
Chris Rigby receives Queen's Birthday Honours

Chris Rigby receives Queen's Birthday Honours

Catholic Healthcare congratulates Mr Christopher Rigby AM on his inclusion in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List announced yesterday
Jun 15 2021
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021

Today, 15 June, marks the annual, internationally recognised World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)
Jun 15 2021
Batehaven to Botticelli and Van Gogh

Batehaven to Botticelli and Van Gogh

It was a great MyWish day out for residents and carers of Maranatha Lodge in Batehaven who visited the Botticelli to Van Gogh exhibition in Canberra
Jun 11 2021
Dubbo Insight Exchange Event

Dubbo Insight Exchange Event

Dubbo’s Insight Exchange event - bringing healthcare referrers and Catholic Healthcare’s local team together to enjoy an evening of networking and learning
Jun 09 2021
An exciting new website project kicks off!

An exciting new website project kicks off!

Catholic Healthcare teams are working together on two exciting new digital transformation projects - the next phase of our Customer Relationship Management system roll-out and a new Catholic Healthcare website
Jun 08 2021
The Mater Chapel Blessing – Jemalong Residential Village

The Mater Chapel Blessing – Jemalong Residential Village

Residents, families, local community members and Catholic Healthcare representatives have attended the formal Blessing of the Jemalong Residential Village Chapel in Forbes
Jun 04 2021
New Home Video Tour - Villa Maria Fortitude Valley

New Home Video Tour - Villa Maria Fortitude Valley

Take a video tour of Villa Maria Fortitude Valley Residential Aged Care Home located in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Jun 03 2021
A walk on the wild side

A walk on the wild side

Residents and staff from Percy Miles Villa in Kirrawee took a walk on the wild side for their recent MyWish outing to Symbio Zoo
Jun 03 2021
New Home Video Tour - St Peter's Lane Cove North

New Home Video Tour - St Peter's Lane Cove North

Take a video tour of St Peter's Residential Aged Care in Lane Cove North
Jun 02 2021
Beautiful stained glass cross installed in MacKillop House

Beautiful stained glass cross installed in MacKillop House

Catholic Healthcare’s newest Residential Aged Care Home, MacKillop House, has had its stained glass window feature installed in the Home’s chapel, designed by Stacey Hall of Indigo Stained Glass
Jun 01 2021
Welcoming Seniors to the McQuoin Park Open Day

Welcoming Seniors to the McQuoin Park Open Day

Lovely to welcome so many seniors to our McQuoin Park Open Day
May 28 2021
New White Paper Released

New White Paper Released

Insight Exchange guest speaker, Maree Bernoth, shares her insights into achieving powerful results by encouraging effective participation of older people in decision-making about their care
May 24 2021
David Maher - A Fond Farewell

David Maher - A Fond Farewell

This week we fondly farewelled our Managing Director, David Maher. A special tribute event celebrated David's 20 years with Catholic Healthcare, with the past 10 years as Managing Director
May 21 2021
You're Invited - McQuoin Park Open Day

You're Invited - McQuoin Park Open Day

Our McQuoin Park Seniors Hub located in the Sydney suburb of Wahroonga is holding an Open Day on Thursday, 27 May 2021
May 19 2021
Reconnecting with family across the seas

Reconnecting with family across the seas

With the assistance of staff at St Hedwig Village Aged Care in Blacktown, resident Hellmut has reconnected with his long-lost sister and children in Germany
May 18 2021
Celebrating National Volunteer Week

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week kicks off today and is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteers held from 17 May through to Sunday 23 May
May 17 2021
A Voice to Lead - International Nurses Day 2021

A Voice to Lead - International Nurses Day 2021

Today is International Nurses Day, an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the enormous contribution nurses make to Catholic Healthcare and our communities each and every day
May 12 2021
New Home Video Tours - Hunters Hill

New Home Video Tours - Hunters Hill

Take a video tour of our two Hunters Hill Homes - St Joseph and St Anne's
May 11 2021
Out and About with Catholic Healthcare

Out and About with Catholic Healthcare

The Home & Community Services team for Northern Sydney is excited to be offering weekly social outings for their Home Care Package clients, exploring Sydney as they go
May 07 2021
Cooking up a storm at Villa Maria Fortitude Valley

Cooking up a storm at Villa Maria Fortitude Valley

What started as a monthly activity at Villa Maria Fortitude Valley Residential Aged Care has turned into a special cookbook with residents, staff and families all contributing their family favourite recipes
May 04 2021
Clowns, but not as you know them

Clowns, but not as you know them

The residents of St Paul’s Aged Care in Northbridge have been welcoming a new type of visitor to their Home - they’re clowns, but not as you know them
Apr 28 2021
Acknowledging ANZAC Day 2021

Acknowledging ANZAC Day 2021

Students from Villa Maria Primary School and Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church have knitted and donated ANZAC Day poppies to residents and staff
Apr 23 2021
Healthcare Referrers Exchanging Insights and Welcoming Clients

Healthcare Referrers Exchanging Insights and Welcoming Clients

Following a successful Open Day at The Haven in Wagga Wagga, regional health and aged care professionals gathered to attend our latest Insight Exchange event
Apr 22 2021
Green thumbs at St Peter’s Green

Green thumbs at St Peter’s Green

Residents of St Peter’s Green Retirement Living are enjoying the fruits of their labour with a flourishing vegetable and herb garden
Apr 21 2021
Monet meets friends from St Hedwig

Monet meets friends from St Hedwig

Residents from St Hedwig Village Residential Aged Care in Blacktown had only one excursion in mind for their MyWish - the Monet & Friends Exhibition
Apr 19 2021
Catholic Healthcare Releases Latest White Paper

Catholic Healthcare Releases Latest White Paper

Insight Exchange guest speaker, Maree McCabe CEO Dementia Australia, shares her Thought Leadership White Paper - The Impact of Dementia and Practical Ways You Can Help
Apr 09 2021
Back to the Barracks

Back to the Barracks

It was with much excitement that a group of residents and carers from St Bede’s Residential Aged Care in South Hurstville headed off on Catholic Healthcare’s first MyWish outing for 2021
Apr 07 2021
Easter fun in our Homes

Easter fun in our Homes

Easter was celebrated across our Homes with lots of craft, social activities and visits from family, friends and the Easter Bunny
Apr 06 2021
Dove Tales Autumn 2021 Edition Out Now

Dove Tales Autumn 2021 Edition Out Now

The latest edition of our flagship magazine, Dove Tales, is out now. Read it online here.
Mar 26 2021
New sensory garden sprouts at St Anne’s

New sensory garden sprouts at St Anne’s

At St Anne’s in Hunters Hill, a new sensory experience is sprouting in moveable garden beds
Mar 23 2021
New Home Video Tours - McQuoin Park and St Paul's

New Home Video Tours - McQuoin Park and St Paul's

Take a video tour of two of our Homes located on Sydney's North Shore - McQuoin Park and St Paul's
Mar 22 2021
Welcome Anne Carroll

Welcome Anne Carroll

Welcome to Anne Carroll - a new Director of the Catholic Healthcare Board.
Mar 17 2021
New RAC Tour Videos to View

New RAC Tour Videos to View

We have two new Residential Aged Care Video Tours to share - take a look at George Mockler House in Mona Vale and Lewisham Nursing Home
Mar 11 2021
Warnervale Seniors Hub Now Open

Warnervale Seniors Hub Now Open

Warnervale Wellness Centre in Hamlyn Terrace on the NSW Central Coast has now reopened – providing a friendly, welcoming and busy seniors hub connecting community and clients
Mar 09 2021
Celebrating International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Catholic Healthcare at Macquarie Park was delighted to hold an International Women’s Day event on 8 March with the theme Women in Leadership
Mar 08 2021
Aged Care Royal Commission Final Report Released

Aged Care Royal Commission Final Report Released

Catholic Healthcare Managing Director, David Maher, comments on the release of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety's Final Report
Mar 03 2021
It's Time to Care About Aged Care Campaign

It's Time to Care About Aged Care Campaign

Catholic Healthcare is proud to be joining more than 1,000 organisations in supporting a new campaign titled 'It's Time to Care About Aged Care'.
Feb 17 2021
Catholic Healthcare's Summer Respite Offer 2020/21

Catholic Healthcare's Summer Respite Offer 2020/21

Catholic Healthcare's Summer Respite Care offer has been extended until 31 March 2021
Feb 12 2021
Happy 101st Birthday Annemarie!

Happy 101st Birthday Annemarie!

The Vincentian Aged Care community was delighted to celebrate resident Annemarie’s 101st birthday
Feb 12 2021
Wellness Centres for Holistic Care

Wellness Centres for Holistic Care

Our Wellness Centres focus on enriching your health, wellbeing, and lifestyle - find a Wellness Centre near you.
Feb 11 2021
More Than a Menu

More Than a Menu

In our Homes, food is one of the highlights of the day - discover how we cater to the needs and tastes of our residents and meet new Head Chef for Holy Spirit, Casula
Feb 11 2021
Support with life’s journey

Support with life’s journey

Pastoral Care is an integral component of Catholic Healthcare's services. They are a dedicated team providing comfort, healing, or a comforting face in times of change, illness or loss.
Feb 10 2021
New Residential Aged Care Home videos

New Residential Aged Care Home videos

Catholic Healthcare is delighted to share with you our new Residential Aged Care Home videos.
Feb 04 2021
Catholic Healthcare Opens its Newest Home, Holy Spirit in Casula

Catholic Healthcare Opens its Newest Home, Holy Spirit in Casula

Celebrating the official opening and blessing of our newest Residential Aged Care Home, Holy Spirit in Casula
Feb 02 2021
Care and Connection at Coolamon Villa

Care and Connection at Coolamon Villa

Moving into Residential Aged Care, a family shares their journey
Jan 29 2021
A tough goodbye, but she’ll be back

A tough goodbye, but she’ll be back

One of our long serving and much loved staff members, Joan Sweetnam of St Catherine’s in Bathurst, received some local publicity recently on the eve of her retirement
Jan 27 2021
Happy Australia Day!

Happy Australia Day!

Jan 25 2021
New online Buried in Treasures program starting in February

New online Buried in Treasures program starting in February

A new online series of our Buried in Treasures program starts from 22 February - find out more
Jan 20 2021
Rajender Lamont - a lifetime of care

Rajender Lamont - a lifetime of care

Registered Nurse, Rajender Lamont, was enjoying her well-deserved retirement when the call to return to nursing brought her to St Francis Aged Care in Grafton
Jan 13 2021
New year, new volunteering opportunities

New year, new volunteering opportunities

Are you, or someone you know, looking for new volunteering opportunities? We are seeking volunteers for our Community Visitors Scheme
Jan 12 2021
Happy 100th Hazel!

Happy 100th Hazel!

Resident Hazel, from Percy Miles Villa Aged Care in Kirrawee, celebrated her 100th birthday recently
Jan 08 2021
New Videos on the Benefits of a Home Care Package

New Videos on the Benefits of a Home Care Package

Check out this new series of videos featuring the benefits of a Home Care Package.
Jan 07 2021
Bringing the bush to the beach

Bringing the bush to the beach

Residents from George Mockler Home in Mona Vale were delighted to welcome some very different visitors
Jan 06 2021
A Christmas Message from David Maher

A Christmas Message from David Maher

A Christmas message from David Maher, Managing Director, Catholic Healthcare
Dec 21 2020
Dove Tales Summer 2020 Edition Out Now

Dove Tales Summer 2020 Edition Out Now

The latest edition of our flagship magazine, Dove Tales, is out now. Read online here.
Dec 21 2020
From Bondi to Coffs with Bailey

From Bondi to Coffs with Bailey

Meet Eliza Walter, Catholic Healthcare’s new Human Resources Business Partner for the Mid NSW North Coast
Dec 18 2020
Gold Dove Award Winners 2020

Gold Dove Award Winners 2020

Announcing our 2020 Gold Dove Award winners - Catholic Healthcare's employee and volunteer recognition awards
Dec 18 2020
Twiddlemuffs Go North

Twiddlemuffs Go North

Residents from Mullumbimby to Sydney have been enjoying individually designed and decorated ‘twiddle muffs’
Dec 18 2020
Catholic Healthcare Supporting Seniors to Live Life on Their Terms

Catholic Healthcare Supporting Seniors to Live Life on Their Terms

Jane Dobrovits, Care Advisor for the Northern Sydney region, shares two recent stories of how Catholic Healthcare is supporting seniors to live life on their terms, so they continue living life to the full
Dec 17 2020
McQuoin Park awarded Home of the Year

McQuoin Park awarded Home of the Year

McQuoin Park Residential Aged Care Home in Wahroonga celebrate their well-deserved award
Dec 17 2020
Thank you for Caring!

Thank you for Caring!

All Home Care Community Workers were gifted new Catholic Healthcare backpacks and sunscreen
Dec 16 2020
Companionship makes life better

Companionship makes life better

We've launched a new Companionship service to support our Home Care clients’ emotional and physical wellbeing
Dec 15 2020
South West Region wins Home & Community Services Region of the Year

South West Region wins Home & Community Services Region of the Year

Catholic Healthcare is delighted to announce the 2020 Home & Community Services Region of the Year is South West NSW
Dec 14 2020
New Catholic Healthcare White Paper Released

New Catholic Healthcare White Paper Released

Insight Exchange guest speaker, psychiatrist Dr Roderick McKay, shares his Thought Leadership White Paper, Maintaining Hope with Older People
Dec 14 2020
Meet St John’s Villa Resident, Iris

Meet St John’s Villa Resident, Iris

Resident, Iris, from St John’s Villa in New Lambton is energetic and spritely, has many interests and likes to be kept busy. St John's Villa is offering respite care this summer.
Dec 11 2020
Making Laurie's dreams come true

Making Laurie's dreams come true

At Coolamon Villa Residential Aged Care in Mullumbimby, resident Laurie had his My Wish granted... a hot air balloon ride over the Byron Bay hinterland
Dec 10 2020
Making a difference for seniors in the community

Making a difference for seniors in the community

A new Volunteer video promoting the Community Visitors Scheme has been launched featuring Catholic Healthcare volunteers and clients - check it out!
Dec 09 2020
While the sun shines

While the sun shines

Our Lady of Loreto Gardens Aged Care held its annual gardening day recently, helping bring to life the Home’s namesake by maintaining and improving the lovely garden
Dec 08 2020
Providing Social Connections to Keep Our Clients Healthy and Happy

Providing Social Connections to Keep Our Clients Healthy and Happy

Meet Melinda Mahon, Community Worker Team Leader and Administration Officer for Home Care on the NSW Mid North Coast
Dec 08 2020
A new era for St Hedwig Village

A new era for St Hedwig Village

Catholic Healthcare was delighted to welcome representatives from PBS Building to its Macquarie Park offices, to officially sign a new construction contract for the Stage 1 development of St Hedwig Village
Dec 03 2020
Bridging the old and new

Bridging the old and new

A special ceremony recently took place at Villa Maria Eastern Heights in Ipswich, symbolically joining the old and the new Villa Maria Homes
Dec 02 2020
2019-2020 Annual Review now live

2019-2020 Annual Review now live

Catholic Healthcare's 2019-2020 Annual Review is now live on our website - read the digital edition
Nov 27 2020
A token of thanks

A token of thanks

RAC staff on the frontline were delighted to receive MooGoo pamper gift packs in recognition of their dedication, compassion and commitment through Covid-19
Nov 24 2020
Care Runs Deep - Meet Annette

Care Runs Deep - Meet Annette

For Community Worker Annette - Care Runs Deep is the truth of how she lives her life
Nov 23 2020
A major milestone for Liz

A major milestone for Liz

Elizabeth Zachulski, Residential Manager of St Catherine's in Bathurst has celebrated 40 years working at the Home
Nov 16 2020
Care Runs Deep - Meet Mandi Douglas

Care Runs Deep - Meet Mandi Douglas

With the inspiration for Care Runs Deep coming from our dedicated staff, meet Mandi, Community Worker, Southern Highlands
Nov 13 2020
Remembrance Day 2020

Remembrance Day 2020

This Remembrance Day, Catholic Healthcare pays respect to women and men everywhere who have died and served in war - and we reflect on the symbol of the poppy
Nov 11 2020
Care Runs Deep - a purpose driven career in care

Care Runs Deep - a purpose driven career in care

Meet Bonnie Ratcliff who has moved from Catholic Healthcare marketing to start a new career with the Home Care team
Nov 09 2020
Care Runs Deep - Meet Angie Simon

Care Runs Deep - Meet Angie Simon

Care Runs Deep with Angie Simon, Senior Community Worker in the South East Sydney region
Nov 06 2020
My Care Runs Deep

My Care Runs Deep

In the first of our Care Runs Deep people profiles - meet Cathy Strachan, Pastoral Care Coordinator, Northern Sydney
Nov 05 2020
New Home Care Campaign Launches Today

New Home Care Campaign Launches Today

Care Runs Deep - our new campaign promotes our deep commitment to care for clients and each other
Nov 04 2020
CHA Launches Videos to Thank Aged Care and Health Workers

CHA Launches Videos to Thank Aged Care and Health Workers

Catholic Health Australia, of which Catholic Healthcare is a member, has paid tribute to its aged care and hospital employees
Oct 30 2020
Maranatha Lodge Residents Celebrate with the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Maranatha Lodge Residents Celebrate with the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Delighted residents from Maranatha Lodge Residential Aged Care in Batehaven were recently treated to a lavish lunch followed by a spectacular movie concert
Oct 29 2020
A Memorable Horse Drawn Carriage Ride for Jemalong Residential Village Residents

A Memorable Horse Drawn Carriage Ride for Jemalong Residential Village Residents

Delighted residents from Jemalong Residential Village in Forbes were recently treated to a horse drawn carriage ride through the countryside as part of Catholic Healthcare’s My Wish program
Oct 27 2020
Happy Grandparents Day!

Happy Grandparents Day!

Happy Grandparents Day to all the grandparents and older people in our communities - we hope you had a great day! Check out our intergenerational virtual playgroup in action...
Oct 26 2020
Quick Mince and Vegetables

Quick Mince and Vegetables

What's for dinner? Here's a quick and easy mid-week meal idea...
Oct 21 2020
How to choose a Residential Aged Care Home

How to choose a Residential Aged Care Home

Choosing a Residential Aged Care Home for you or a loved one is a big decision. Bina Brown, Contributor for the Australian Financial Review asserts it is what is going on inside the Home that really counts.
Oct 19 2020
Listening to our customers

Listening to our customers

Our Home Care team recently held a Customer Advisory Panel to gain a deep understanding of our clients' journey as well as how we can improve our service delivery and support
Oct 19 2020
Marketing and Communications Team Win 2020 AMI Award for Marketing Excellence

Marketing and Communications Team Win 2020 AMI Award for Marketing Excellence

The NSW Award was won in the Not for Profit Marketing category at the 2020 Australian Marketing Institute Awards for Marketing Excellence
Oct 16 2020
Macquarie Care Centre a Winning Team

Macquarie Care Centre a Winning Team

Catholic Healthcare’s Macquarie Care Centre team in Bathurst has done it again, winning first prize in the city’s Bathurst 1000 window display competition
Oct 16 2020
Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is

This Carers Week we acknowledge and thank the many carers across Australia - like Ann and Steve who care for their Mum at home while being supported with a Home Care Package
Oct 14 2020
Celebrating National Carers Week

Celebrating National Carers Week

From 11 to 17 October, National Carers Week is a time to recognise the 2.65 million Australians who provide care and support to a family member or friend
Oct 09 2020
Villa Maria in Fortitude Valley Opens Brisbane’s newest Memory Support Unit

Villa Maria in Fortitude Valley Opens Brisbane’s newest Memory Support Unit

Catholic Healthcare is proud to be opening Brisbane’s newest Memory Support Unit at Villa Maria in Fortitude Valley
Oct 09 2020
A Journey with Catholic Healthcare

A Journey with Catholic Healthcare

Yvonne shares her journey with Catholic Healthcare from a Home Care client living at Lendlease's Henry Kendall Gardens Retirement Living Village to Our Lady of Loreto Gardens Aged Care on the NSW Central Coast
Oct 07 2020
An Absolute Privilege - Meet Community Worker, Jenny Worley

An Absolute Privilege - Meet Community Worker, Jenny Worley

Jenny Worley has spent over 30 years serving the Hunter region in residential aged care and the community. She is passionate about helping others and says her current role as a Community Worker with Catholic Healthcare, assisting clients to stay independent at home for as long as possible, is an absolute privilege.
Oct 06 2020
Dove Tales Spring 2020 Edition Out Now

Dove Tales Spring 2020 Edition Out Now

The latest edition of our flagship magazine, Dove Tales, is out now. Read online here.
Sep 30 2020
Vote Now - Top 100 Classic Albums of All Time

Vote Now - Top 100 Classic Albums of All Time

This October Long Weekend, Catholic Healthcare is excited to sponsor the 2CH Top 100 Classic Albums of All Time!
Sep 29 2020
Thelma's well-deserved WW2 recognition

Thelma's well-deserved WW2 recognition

Villa Maria Fortitude Valley resident Thelma has received a Commemorative Medallion and Certificate for her service in the Australian Armed Forces during WW2
Sep 25 2020
Helping residents living with dementia with twiddle muffs

Helping residents living with dementia with twiddle muffs

This Dementia Action Week we thank the Holy Name of Mary Parish for their kind donation of 30 individually decorated and colourful ‘twiddle muffs’
Sep 24 2020
Behind the Mask

Behind the Mask

Staff at George Mockler House in Mona Vale have come up with an innovative way for residents to recognise them more easily when wearing their face masks
Sep 23 2020
Dementia Action Week - A little support makes a lot of difference

Dementia Action Week - A little support makes a lot of difference

Dementia Action Week starts today - meet Kath Readford and Monique Edwards, Dementia Counsellors for Catholic Healthcare based in Dubbo, NSW
Sep 21 2020
Small acts of kindness, big smiles

Small acts of kindness, big smiles

Thank you to the children of St Philip Neri school for their kind gifts to the residents and staff of St Paul's, Northbridge
Sep 18 2020
A Life on the Railways

A Life on the Railways

Our Lady of Loreto Gardens resident, Warren Snare turned 99 on 8 September 2020. He shares his story and reflects on 41 years of life in the Railways.
Sep 16 2020
Home Care Package Fees – Accurate Facts

Home Care Package Fees – Accurate Facts

A media statement from Catholic Healthcare
Sep 11 2020
McQuoin Park Retirement Living Village Welcomes New Residents

McQuoin Park Retirement Living Village Welcomes New Residents

Catholic Healthcare is excited to announce the opening of McQuoin Park Retirement Living Village in Wahroonga
Sep 08 2020
Aged Care Development in Lewisham Approved

Aged Care Development in Lewisham Approved

Catholic Healthcare is delighted to announce that its development application to renew an existing aged care home in Lewisham has been approved.
Sep 04 2020
Buried in Treasures online support program starts 7 September

Buried in Treasures online support program starts 7 September

Find out more about our upcoming Buried in Treasures support program by watching this explainer video
Sep 03 2020
Bernis Parikh, Making the Right Career Moves

Bernis Parikh, Making the Right Career Moves

Bernis joined Catholic Healthcare in 2009 and has never looked back - she shares her career journey and the importance of making the most of new opportunities
Aug 24 2020
New Wellness Centre opens in Wagga Wagga

New Wellness Centre opens in Wagga Wagga

Providing services and support for CHSP and Home Care clients in the Riverina Murray region
Aug 20 2020
10 Years of St Peter’s

10 Years of St Peter’s

St Peter's Residential Aged Care at Lane Cove North celebrates 10 years
Aug 18 2020
Caring for your carer

Caring for your carer

Catholic Healthcare can provide respite care for Home Care clients and their carers
Aug 18 2020
Finding a way through the clutter

Finding a way through the clutter

Buried in Treasures - new online program providing hoarding help and support
Aug 12 2020
People Spotlight - Narelle Sturm, Deputy Residential Manager, The Haven

People Spotlight - Narelle Sturm, Deputy Residential Manager, The Haven

Following on from Aged Care Employee Day - we profile Narelle Sturm from The Haven in Wagga, Wagga
Aug 10 2020
Volunteer Roles Available

Volunteer Roles Available

Do you enjoy reading and discussing books, or are you a musician? Our Community Visitors Scheme is seeking volunteers.
Aug 07 2020
Aged Care Employee Day - Thanks for Caring!

Aged Care Employee Day - Thanks for Caring!

Today we say a warm and heartfelt THANKS FOR CARING to all our aged care workers
Aug 07 2020
Homelessness Week 2020

Homelessness Week 2020

At Catholic Healthcare we are committed to supporting vulnerable members of our community, providing much needed accommodation for those who are experiencing or facing homelessness
Aug 05 2020
Mad Science at Villa Maria

Mad Science at Villa Maria

Villa Maria Eastern Heights residents and staff have been having some fun and laughs creating science experiments in the Home. A bit different from the lifestyle activities usually on offer.
Aug 04 2020
Interested in volunteering?

Interested in volunteering?

We are seeking volunteers to provide one-on-one phone calls, face-to-face visits or letter writing to clients in the community.
Jul 28 2020
Residents making a difference in the community

Residents making a difference in the community

A second delivery of hand made blankets and beanies from St Paul’s Aged Care in Northbridge has been donated to Wayside Chapel in Sydney.
Jul 24 2020
McQuoin Park Retirement Living Taking Shape

McQuoin Park Retirement Living Taking Shape

Over 100 future residents of McQuoin Park Retirement Living enjoyed a hard hat tour of the almost complete complex
Jul 22 2020
Celebrating our birthday on Foundation Day

Celebrating our birthday on Foundation Day

Today, Catholic Healthcare is delighted to celebrate 26 years of providing health and aged care services to residents, clients and patients.
Jul 21 2020
Catholic Healthcare appoints new Chair Designate

Catholic Healthcare appoints new Chair Designate

Non-executive director Stephen Teulan has been appointed Chair Designate of Catholic Healthcare Limited
Jul 20 2020
Construction of Charles O’Neill Home is Complete

Construction of Charles O’Neill Home is Complete

The Home's extension and renovation is now complete and welcoming new residents
Jul 16 2020
Winter Wonderland in Bathurst

Winter Wonderland in Bathurst

Check out the beautiful winter display
Jul 15 2020
Breakfast power for the weekend

Breakfast power for the weekend

Try this tasty porridge recipe for a healthy breakfast
Jul 10 2020
Happy 107th Birthday to Ruby!

Happy 107th Birthday to Ruby!

Villa Maria Fortitude Valley resident, Ruby, celebrated her 107th birthday on 4 July
Jul 06 2020
Getting the Balance Right

Getting the Balance Right

Avoiding falls, removing the fear, maintaining confidence and independence
Jul 03 2020
Construction on Stage One of Jemalong Retirement Living Village is Complete

Construction on Stage One of Jemalong Retirement Living Village is Complete

Joyce and Rex are excited to be moving into Jemalong Retirement Village in Forbes
Jul 02 2020
Delicious and nutritious

Delicious and nutritious

French Toast - a delicious and nutritious way to start a winter’s day
Jul 01 2020
Happy Hour with a Twist

Happy Hour with a Twist

At St Peter’s Green Retirement Village in Lane Cove, Happy Hour makes a comeback
Jun 26 2020
Dove Tales Winter 2020 Out Now

Dove Tales Winter 2020 Out Now

The latest edition of Dove Tales is now available to view online
Jun 23 2020
People Spotlight - Ola Samuel

People Spotlight - Ola Samuel

Pastoral Care Coordinator, Ola, loves working with the residents, staff and families of The Haven in Wagga Wagga
Jun 18 2020
Catholic Healthcare supports Fight for Better Aged Care Campaign in Eden-Monaro

Catholic Healthcare supports Fight for Better Aged Care Campaign in Eden-Monaro

Catholic Healthcare is delighted to support a new campaign, Fight for Better Aged Care
Jun 17 2020
Keep on moving - staying active and independent at home

Keep on moving - staying active and independent at home

As we get older it's important to maintain physical and mental health - here's some tips to build 30 minutes of activity into your day
Jun 17 2020
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020

Today, 15 June, marks the annual, internationally recognised World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).
Jun 15 2020
Blakeney Lodge mural commemorates huts history

Blakeney Lodge mural commemorates huts history

Two new murals at Blakeney Lodge bring history to life
Jun 09 2020
Congratulations Liz!

Congratulations Liz!

Liz Zachulski, Residential Manager St Catherine's Bathurst, receives an OAM
Jun 08 2020
Pen Pals making a comeback

Pen Pals making a comeback

St Ignatius' College Riverview boys are participating in a Pen Pal program with aged care residents
May 24 2020
Volunteering today - community outreach continues in creative ways

Volunteering today - community outreach continues in creative ways

Our volunteers are amazing - finding new ways to connect with residents and clients
May 20 2020
Changing Communities, Changing Lives

Changing Communities, Changing Lives

This National Volunteer Week (18 - 24 May) we celebrate and acknowledge our 1,100 plus volunteers
May 18 2020
Catholic Healthcare Providing Essential Health and Wellbeing Support for Seniors at this time

Catholic Healthcare Providing Essential Health and Wellbeing Support for Seniors at this time

If you are a senior who is staying at home, it's now more important than ever to look after your health and wellbeing
May 14 2020
People Spotlight - Nurse Ruth Davis

People Spotlight - Nurse Ruth Davis

Catholic Healthcare nurse Ruth Davis shares her story on becoming a Home Care nurse and what inspires her every day
May 13 2020
International Nurses Day - A Message of Thanks

International Nurses Day - A Message of Thanks

​Today is International Nurses Day! Thank you to the nurses and other healthcare workers who contribute so much every day
May 12 2020
Making Mother's Day special

Making Mother's Day special

Our Homes celebrated Mother's Day with morning teas, relay races, special gift packs and virtual calls to family
May 11 2020
Connecting and creating for Mother's Day

Connecting and creating for Mother's Day

Mother's Day preparations have been in full swing across our 41 Homes - bringing lots of smiles
May 08 2020
A beautiful donation to George Mockler House

A beautiful donation to George Mockler House

George Mockler House in Mona Vale is looking like an art gallery these days thanks to a generous donation of original paintings by local artist, Bev Duncan
Apr 30 2020
New Residential Aged Care Video Launched

New Residential Aged Care Video Launched

Interested in residential aged care? Would like to find out more? View our new video explaining the support and care provided to residents.
Apr 28 2020
Care when it’s needed the most

Care when it’s needed the most

Meet the Community Palliative Care team of Lourdes Hospital in Dubbo - an integral part of the health precinct for the western NSW region
Apr 27 2020
Acknowledging Anzac Day in our Homes

Acknowledging Anzac Day in our Homes

Anzac Day was acknowledged across Catholic Healthcare homes and retirement living communities
Apr 27 2020
ANZAC Day Message from Catholic Healthcare

ANZAC Day Message from Catholic Healthcare

Therese Adami, GM Home and Community Services, shares a heartfelt message in acknowledgement of ANZAC Day
Apr 24 2020
A day to remember at Bodington

A day to remember at Bodington

Bodington Aged Care Home in Wentworth Falls is preparing for ANZAC Day
Apr 23 2020
The giant Jenga is complete!

The giant Jenga is complete!

At Villa Maria Eastern Heights, residents and staff have designed, built and completed a giant Jenga game
Apr 20 2020
Tips on how to choose a home care package provider

Tips on how to choose a home care package provider

Have you been assigned a home care package? Not sure which provider to choose? Here are some tips to guide you through the process.
Apr 16 2020
Catholic Healthcare’s Lifestyle Program Keeps Residents Socialising and Engaged

Catholic Healthcare’s Lifestyle Program Keeps Residents Socialising and Engaged

The importance of helping residents stay connected with loved ones and ensuring that life remains as vibrant as possible continues
Apr 15 2020
Easter eggs-citement in our Homes

Easter eggs-citement in our Homes

Easter fun all round at our Homes... bunnies, Easter egg hunts, cards and gifts for family and friends
Apr 09 2020
Nothing says Easter like traditional hot cross buns

Nothing says Easter like traditional hot cross buns

With Easter fast approaching this weekend, here’s a tasty Hot Cross Buns recipe you could try at home
Apr 07 2020
St Mary’s Cathedral Easter Services to be broadcast by Channel 7

St Mary’s Cathedral Easter Services to be broadcast by Channel 7

Click here to view broadcasting details
Apr 06 2020
Your Home Care Services and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Your Home Care Services and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID - 19 FAQs for Catholic Healthcare Home Care clients
Apr 03 2020
Dove Tales Autumn 2020 Out Now

Dove Tales Autumn 2020 Out Now

Read the latest edition of Dove Tales now available in print and online
Apr 03 2020
Thriving at Villa Maria Fortitude Valley

Thriving at Villa Maria Fortitude Valley

Residents of Villa Maria Fortitude Valley featured on Channel Nine News Brisbane last night - for all the right reasons!
Apr 01 2020
Inspiring meals every day

Inspiring meals every day

Fresh, nutritious meals are so important in our Homes - chef Joshua Drain shares his secrets inspired by a Maggie Beer masterclass
Mar 30 2020
You are not alone

You are not alone

You are not alone... Catholic Healthcare is here to help with support and care when it's needed most
Mar 27 2020
Brightening the days of residents with letters, cards and chocolates

Brightening the days of residents with letters, cards and chocolates

Students from All Hallows' School in Brisbane making a difference in the lives of residents
Mar 25 2020
Bringing families together

Bringing families together

Residents, like Ray of Villa Maria Eastern Heights, have been enjoying the new tablets to keep in touch with family
Mar 24 2020
Never too old to learn new things

Never too old to learn new things

Villa Maria resident Bill is already an expert with online learning - with the University of the Third Age
Mar 20 2020
St Bede’s Residents unleash their inner Picasso

St Bede’s Residents unleash their inner Picasso

Art classes were in full swing again this week for the residents of St Bede’s Home in South Hurstville.
Mar 17 2020
CEO Magazine profiles David Maher

CEO Magazine profiles David Maher

As the head of Catholic Healthcare, David Maher is committed to providing Australia’s elderly the love and support they deserve.
Mar 16 2020
Wishes come true for a former Mounted Policeman

Wishes come true for a former Mounted Policeman

Catholic Healthcare is granting 10 wishes for residents - the first is a visit to the Mounted Police Stables in Redfern
Mar 12 2020
Bringing her art home

Bringing her art home

Mae is settling into St Augustine’s surrounded by her favourite paintings
Mar 11 2020
Welcome to our new Trustees

Welcome to our new Trustees

We welcome three new Catholic Healthcare Trustees
Mar 11 2020
Catholic Healthcare recognises International Women's Day

Catholic Healthcare recognises International Women's Day

With guest speaker, Dr Andrew Browning AM, from the Barbara May Foundation
Mar 09 2020
The Art of Giving

The Art of Giving

Creativity at St Peter’s Residential Aged Care in Lane Cove is in full swing with art and craft activities taking centre stage.
Mar 06 2020
St Hedwig Village Transfers to Catholic Healthcare

St Hedwig Village Transfers to Catholic Healthcare

We are delighted to welcome St Hedwig Village in Blacktown as the newest member of the Catholic Healthcare family.
Mar 02 2020
Catholic Healthcare's My Lifestyle program enriches lives

Catholic Healthcare's My Lifestyle program enriches lives

Respecting the uniqueness of every resident and creating a 'home away from home' is what Catholic Healthcare's My Lifestyle program is all about
Feb 28 2020
Villa Maria Fortitude Valley Refurbishment Now Complete

Villa Maria Fortitude Valley Refurbishment Now Complete

The renovations are all done and Villa Maria is ready to welcome new residents with an additional 72 places available
Feb 26 2020
A special place...

A special place...

Resident Mary loves to crochet and is making everyone at St Joseph's a blanket for winter
Feb 21 2020
Happy 100th Birthday Anne-Marie!

Happy 100th Birthday Anne-Marie!

Vincentian Aged Care residents and staff all celebrated Anne-Marie's 100th birthday
Feb 19 2020
Longevity: The alternative perspective and impact on ageing

Longevity: The alternative perspective and impact on ageing

Our first Insight Exchange event for 2020 was held in Brisbane with guest speaker Prof. Laurie Buys
Feb 12 2020
Pearl scores 100!

Pearl scores 100!

Happy 100th birthday to Blakeney Lodge resident, Pearl! The local Tumut Blues Rugby League Club's biggest supporter!
Feb 11 2020
Home Care - making everyday tasks easier

Home Care - making everyday tasks easier

Home Care client Suzie loves feeling more in control with Catholic Healthcare's support
Feb 07 2020
Catholic Healthcare Officially Commences Construction on New Residential Aged Care Home at Norwest

Catholic Healthcare Officially Commences Construction on New Residential Aged Care Home at Norwest

The new Residential Aged Care Home will provide 104 resident places and shared amenities
Feb 05 2020
A home away from home - complimentary respite in Dubbo

A home away from home - complimentary respite in Dubbo

For a limited time, we are offering up to 28 days complimentary summer respite at Eleanor and Vona's home - St Mary's Villa in Dubbo
Jan 31 2020
Home Care in Action - living independently for longer

Home Care in Action - living independently for longer

Wooloomooloo resident, Peter, shares how Catholic Healthcare’s Home Care team is helping him live independently for longer
Jan 30 2020
We are all part of the story

We are all part of the story

This Australia Day we celebrate coming together as a community - St Francis Aged Care in Grafton went one step further
Jan 24 2020
Evacuated Residents from Bodington Receive First-Class Care

Evacuated Residents from Bodington Receive First-Class Care

Evacuated residents from Bodington received on-going first-class care when re-located recently
Jan 23 2020
Catholic Healthcare staff ‘shine’ during the bushfires

Catholic Healthcare staff ‘shine’ during the bushfires

Catholic Healthcare aged care teams went above and beyond to help residents, colleagues and the community impacted by the bushfires.
Jan 22 2020
In Praise of Dignity and Appropriate Dementia Care

In Praise of Dignity and Appropriate Dementia Care

Insight Exchange guest speaker, Prof. Susan Kurrle, shares her White Paper - In Praise of Dignity and Appropriate Dementia Care.
Jan 22 2020
The Haven Fighting Bushfires with Seed Bombs

The Haven Fighting Bushfires with Seed Bombs

Residents and staff from Catholic Healthcare’s The Haven in Wagga Wagga are working to regreen and regenerate the environment
Jan 20 2020
Complimentary summer respite in Grafton

Complimentary summer respite in Grafton

To support the Grafton community, Catholic Healthcare is offering up to 28 days of complimentary short-term respite at St Francis Aged Care Home.
Jan 17 2020
Living our Mission and Values

Living our Mission and Values

Catholic Healthcare employees from our homes and services came together to express what our Mission and Values mean to them… we hope their messages inspire you
Jan 15 2020
Jemalong Retirement Village Residences Now Available for Purchase

Jemalong Retirement Village Residences Now Available for Purchase

Residences at the new Jemalong Retirement Village in Forbes now available for purchase
Jan 14 2020
Buried in Treasure group programs

Buried in Treasure group programs

Do you have a tendency to accumulate excessive items or find it difficult to part with them? If so, you may be suffering from a Hoarding Disorder. We will be running Buried in Treasures group programs across NSW to provide strategies and techniques that can support you to declutter and reduce acquiring.
Jan 13 2020
The Haven Provides a Haven to Locals Impacted by the Bushfires

The Haven Provides a Haven to Locals Impacted by the Bushfires

Catholic Healthcare’s The Haven Residential Aged Care Home in Wagga Wagga opened its doors recently to the residents of Blakeney Lodge, Tumut and residents of Tumut, Batlow and Tumbarumba impacted by the bushfires.
Jan 09 2020
Contract Signed for Catholic Healthcare’s New Residential Aged Care Home in Norwest

Contract Signed for Catholic Healthcare’s New Residential Aged Care Home in Norwest

Catholic Healthcare was delighted to officially mark the appointment of Richard Crookes Constructions to construct a new residential aged care home in Norwest.
Jan 07 2020
Lewisham Aged Care Celebrates Home of the Year Award

Lewisham Aged Care Celebrates Home of the Year Award

Lewisham Aged Care was recognised as the winner of the Catholic Healthcare Gold Dove Award '2019 Home of the Year' in a formal presentation held at the Home on Friday (13 Dec 2019).
Dec 17 2019
Dove Tales Summer 2020 Edition Out Now

Dove Tales Summer 2020 Edition Out Now

The latest edition of Dove Tales - Catholic Healthcare's flagship publication - is out now.
Dec 11 2019
Forbes Jemalong Aged Peoples Association Contributes $1.25M Towards Catholic Healthcare’s Jemalong Retirement Living Village

Forbes Jemalong Aged Peoples Association Contributes $1.25M Towards Catholic Healthcare’s Jemalong Retirement Living Village

Catholic Healthcare was delighted to receive a cheque from the former Forbes Jemalong Aged Peoples Association for $1.25 million, contributing towards the development of its Retirement Living Village in Forbes today.
Dec 10 2019
Coming of Age Together

Coming of Age Together

Catholic Healthcare was delighted to sponsor the 52nd Australia Association of Gerontology Conference Coming of Age Together: New ways of knowing and acting held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.
Dec 10 2019
Topping out at McQuoin Park

Topping out at McQuoin Park

Catholic Healthcare and Parkview Constructions gather for a traditional 'topping out' ceremony at McQuoin Park
Dec 10 2019
A new sense of home

A new sense of home

Fraser and Annette Ferguson are preparing to move from their family home in Mount Colah to a brand new, state-of-the-art apartment in Catholic Healthcare’s new retirement community of McQuoin Park, Wahroonga.
Dec 10 2019
The word gets around at Jemalong

The word gets around at Jemalong

A new activity at Jemalong Residential Village in Forbes is proving very popular. Every Sunday afternoon a group of 20 plus residents are meeting have a glass of a favourite tipple and discuss poetry.
Dec 10 2019
Improving Neck and Back Health in Dubbo

Improving Neck and Back Health in Dubbo

Clients of Catholic Healthcare's Neck and Back Health course have been enjoying the six week course developed by qualified physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
Dec 10 2019
Helping with life-changing journeys

Helping with life-changing journeys

Read Christine and Jon's story - who couldn't do without the Home Club in Dubbo
Dec 10 2019
Complimentary summer respite in Dubbo

Complimentary summer respite in Dubbo

To support the Dubbo community, Catholic Healthcare is pleased to offer up to 28 days of complimentary short-term respite at our St Mary’s Villa and Holy Spirit residential aged care homes.
Dec 09 2019
Northern Sydney region awarded Home and Community Services Region of the Year 2019

Northern Sydney region awarded Home and Community Services Region of the Year 2019

Catholic Healthcare is delighted to announce its Northern Sydney region was awarded the 2019 Home and Community Services Region of the Year
Dec 04 2019
2018-2019 Annual Review now live

2018-2019 Annual Review now live

Catholic Healthcare's Annual Review 2018 - 2019 is now available to view online.
Dec 03 2019
Celebrating 100 years

Celebrating 100 years

Lewisham Aged Care resident, Merle, turned 100 on Saturday, 30 November and spent last weekend celebrating her life with family and friends.
Dec 03 2019
Gold Dove Awards 2019

Gold Dove Awards 2019

Announcing our 2019 Gold Dove Award winners - Catholic Healthcare's employee and volunteer recognition awards
Nov 29 2019
Couple from The Haven celebrate 72nd wedding anniversary

Couple from The Haven celebrate 72nd wedding anniversary

A couple at The Haven in Wagga Wagga, Harold and Dossie Corben, have celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary with family, friends and employees.
Nov 25 2019
Connecting clients with loved ones one home care package at a time

Connecting clients with loved ones one home care package at a time

Catholic Healthcare client, Don, recently spent some precious time catching up with his beloved family at Sydney’s Birkenhead Point, and it was all made possible through his Home Care Package.
Nov 21 2019
Aged Care providers rally together

Aged Care providers rally together

The Aussie spirit of helping others in times of need shone through this week when aged care providers in north west Sydney rallied together as the threat of bushfires became all too real.
Nov 14 2019
Age shall not weary them

Age shall not weary them

Today at Holy Spirit Residential Aged Care in Croydon, a touching Remembrance Day service was led by Pastoral Care Coordinator, Tom Hall.
Nov 11 2019
Exchanging Insights

Exchanging Insights

Catholic Healthcare was delighted to host its second Insight Exchange dinner in Sydney with special guest Professor Susan Kurrle.
Nov 07 2019
Letting Go Symposium brings experts together

Letting Go Symposium brings experts together

Catholic Healthcare was delighted to hold its Hoarding and Squalor Symposium, Letting Go on 30 October at NSW Parliament House.
Oct 31 2019
Win A Wish - Skirls and twirls at the Edinburgh Tattoo

Win A Wish - Skirls and twirls at the Edinburgh Tattoo

Vera's Win A Wish was to see the Edinburgh Tattoo - a day of skirls and twirls with her friend Violet from Villa Maria Residential Aged Care in Unanderra
Oct 28 2019
A great time at The Great Race

A great time at The Great Race

It was a dream come true when St Catherine’s resident, John, spent three days at the Bathurst 1000 Supercars Championship.
Oct 21 2019
Dignity in the final journey

Dignity in the final journey

Catholic Healthcare's Pastoral Care and Mission team hosted its biennial Pastoral Care Conference
Oct 08 2019
Win A Wish - Floriade

Win A Wish - Floriade

Our latest Win A Wish winners had their dream of visiting Floriade come true
Oct 04 2019
St Thomas Aquinas Chapel Celebrates its Centenary

St Thomas Aquinas Chapel Celebrates its Centenary

St Thomas Aquinas Chapel in Springwood will celebrate 100 years on 19 October
Oct 01 2019
Dove Tales Spring 2019 Edition Out Now

Dove Tales Spring 2019 Edition Out Now

The latest edition of Dove Tales is out now
Sep 30 2019
Warnervale team supports Grant McBride Memory Walk

Warnervale team supports Grant McBride Memory Walk

The annual Grant McBride Memory Walk took place on the Central Coast and a team of Warnervale Wellness Centre walkers were there to show their support.
Sep 27 2019
Win A Wish - Warnervale High Tea

Win A Wish - Warnervale High Tea

The Warnervale Wellness Centre team and clients enjoy their High Tea Win A Wish!
Sep 26 2019
Letting Go Symposium

Letting Go Symposium

Catholic Healthcare presents 'Letting Go' - please join us for this innovative symposium
Sep 26 2019
Artwork auction now live

Artwork auction now live

A select number of artworks from the Gertrude Abbott and The Sister Anne Court art exhibition are now available for purchase by auction
Sep 26 2019
Gertrude Abbott Art Show a Great Success

Gertrude Abbott Art Show a Great Success

Gertrude Abbott Aged Care and The Sister Anne Court in Surry Hills hosted a residents' art exhibition.
Sep 25 2019
Win A Wish - St Bede's heads to the seas

Win A Wish - St Bede's heads to the seas

The residents of St. Bede's Aged Care Home in South Hurstville submitted an entry to Win A Wish together - a cruise on Sydney Harbour
Sep 23 2019
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
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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