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Retiree shows a love heart craft at Wesley Mission Queensland aged care respite centre
9 tips to start the conversation about aged care homes News

Raising this topic can be both emotional and challenging. These tips can help you break barriers, ease concerns and potential anxiety around future changes.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Gloria at her home at Anam Cara Aged Care community - 2024
New Ice-Cream Social at Cooper House Aged Care Community News

The Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinators also prepared table decorations with 50s milkshake bar vibes and great music videos.

Tags: Ageing well, Residential Aged Care, Story

Ice-cream Social at Cooper House Residential Aged Care Community - April 2024
Afternoon tea in the garden at St Marks Residential Aged Care community News

Sneak peek time! Sponge cake and cappuccinos in the fresh air offered by the Lifestyle Team.

Tags: Residential Aged Care, Story

Tea in the gardens of St Marks Aged Care Community
Embracing a new life in an aged care community: Gloria's story News

Learn how Nikki convinced her mum Sylvia to move to residential aged care. From being lonely at home, Sylvia found friends for life in Anam Care community.

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Sylvia and Gloria sewing team! At Anam Cara Aged Care Home.
Emma Memma visits children's hospice Hummingbird House News

Emma took the time to talk to all of the children, take photos with them and sang songs including "Wombat Wednesday" and "Hello, How Are You?".

Tags: Hummingbird House

Emma plays with kids at  Hummingbird House
Chloe's story. A response to increased suicidal thoughts in children under 12 News

Chloe, now 21 years old, shares her struggles with mental health as a child and simple tips for parents on how to really listen.

Tags: Mental Health, Children

Photo by Eric Ward on Unsplash
Video story - Why we celebrate women every day News

Hear from our amazing clients, residents and staff about why we celebrate women every day.

Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Wesley Mission Queensland, Video story

Our head chef shares his favourite easter recipe for over 50s News

As we approach Easter, we've curated three delightful recipes tailored for those aged 50 and above.

Tags: Ageing well

Avocado Mousse recipe for seniors by Aged Care communities Head Chef, Russell Kearney
Enhancing aged care wellbeing through dining News

Russel's team produce thousands of nutritious meals per week to feed our hungry aged care residents!

Tags: Ageing well

Food and dining by our aged care head chef Russell
Love and friendship this Valentine’s Day at Anam Cara Aged Care Community News

The two inseparable friends in their 80s were strangers when they arrived at Anam Cara just over a year ago.

Tags: Ageing well, Residential Aged Care

Our aged care residents go behind the scenes of WMQ's food and dining News

Residents meet the team responsible for producing thousands of nutritious meals per week to feed our hungry communities!

Tags: Residential Aged Care

Residents from Anam Cara Aged Care smiling during a visit yo WMQ Dining Services kitchen
Unlocking the potential: activities in specialist disability accommodation News

The emphasis on inclusivity, communal engagement, and the celebration of individual interests makes specialist disability accommodation (SDAs) a vibrant and supportive community for individuals with disabilities.

Tags: Disability and NDIS, Specialist Disability Accommodation

Residents at our specialist disability accommodation can enjoy activities outside the community. Image shows the bus at Asher House.
Braving the storm: Wesley Mission Queensland’s unsung legends News

How staff and residents, many living with disabilities, endured a difficult night without power.

Tags: Wesley Mission Queensland

Meet Jacquie, resident at specialist disability accommodation Wynnum Apartments News

Join Jacquie as she shares why WesleyCare Wynnum community has become an integral part of her life.

Tags: Disability and NDIS

Jacquie, resident at Wynnum Apartments
Meet Viv and Anoop, from WesleyCare Tewantin Specialist Disability Accommodation News

How personal carer Anoop creates a supportive environment that goes beyond accommodation, in a SDA that truly feels like a home.

Tags: Disability and NDIS

Viv and Anoop, from the disability accommodation WesleyCare Tewantin, chating and smiling.
Questions to ask your parents to evaluate the need of aged care News

Unsure about how to start the conversation about professional aged care with your parents? Here are some questions you might ask.

Tags: Ageing well, Home Care, Residential Aged Care, Respite

Aged care worker helping a retiree prep food and cook meals.
What to expect when receiving home and community aged care News

By knowing what to expect from aged care at home, individuals and their families can navigate this transition with confidence.

Tags: Home Care

Aged Care worker having tea with a retiree at his home for some companionship.
Key signs that it might be time to consider residential aged care for your loved ones News

While the specific circumstances can vary from one family to another, here are some major signs to look for.

Tags: Ageing well, Home Care, Residential Aged Care

Aged care worker with a resident in one of our residential aged care homes
Stay fit and fabulous over the indulgence season News

Discover the path to smart indulgence, fresh choices and healthful celebrations tailored for seniors.

Tags: Ageing well, Staying Healthy

Christmas morning tea at Rosemount retirement village, in Brisbane
How to make the most of your Home Care Package (HCP) News

A list of tips and strategies to help you, or your loved one, maximise the benefits of your Home Care Package (HCP)

Tags: Ageing well, Home Care, Home Care Packages

Home Care Package hydrotherapy session at Fulton Wellbeing Centre

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