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Hospital annual charity day will boost next stage of growth, expansion of specialised care

St Vincent's Raceday

ST Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane is on the homestretch to host a spectacular fundraising event on Saturday, November 5 at Doomben Racecourse.  The hospital is raising funds for the next stage of its growth and expansion. Inspired by the increasing need for highly specialised care, St Vincent’s Brisbane is planning two new hospital wings that will offer an additional 21 ... Read More »

From bed ridden to swimming laps: How a hydrotherapy pool is changing the lives of aged care residents

hydrotherapy pool

SPONSORED BY ST VINCENT’S CARE SERVICES Last week, Patricia Harding, an aged care resident at St Vincent’s Care Services Southport, was ecstatic as she successfully completed her half hour exercise regime in the pool without skipping a beat.  At 85 years old and sporting new swimmers and a grin from ear to ear, Ms Harding informed her instructor, Adrianna, that ... Read More »

Sisters dedicated to offering “full spectrum” of retirement options

ST Paul de Chartres Residential Aged Care and Retirement Units are owned and operated by the Sisters of St Paul de Chartres – Australia. The sisters are well known in the Brisbane community for their years of dedication serving the aged which has led them to achieve their dream of being able to offer a full spectrum of accommodation options ... Read More »

Aged care is being put on the backburner in Australia

ALMA was told by her daughter it would be a “nice” place.  But when Alma entered the aged-care facility, there was an overpowering stench of urine combined with toilet cleaner.   Alma’s room was tiny with no outlook, the curtains closed. It felt degrading.  She was collected and taken to a common lounge room where she sat all day with ... Read More »

Living with dementia: New Southport facility makes residences feel at home

Dementia

SPONSORED BY ST VINCENT’S CARE SERVICES WITH almost one in 10 Australians living with dementia and the number expected to rise as our ageing population grows, St Vincent’s Care Services is working hard to ensure its services cater for this important and growing group. The aged-care and retirement-living provider is due to welcome 40 additional residents to its Southport facility in August, ... Read More »

Aged care residents receive visits for Year of Mercy

Year of Mercy visits

RESIDENTS at Regis Aged Care, Salisbury, are experiencing the spirit of the Year of Mercy thanks to visits from Year 5 and 6 students from St Pius X Catholic Primary School. Assistant principal for religious education Kelly Short said the students were developing a hands-on understanding of how to provide Christian service for their local community. “By putting social justice ... Read More »

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