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ACAT assessment and funding types you might be eligible for

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An ACAT assessment plays a crucial role in determining the appropriate level of government funding and subsidies for aged care services available to you.

Nov 1, 2023

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

A senior couple on the compupter with a tagline 'ACAT Series'

The ripple effect of the Red Bag Appeal

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With more than 3.7 million Australian households experiencing food insecurity and more than 60% of households reliant on Jobseeker payment , Wesley Mission Queensland (WMQ) has set out to distribute more than 3,000 Red Bags for food relief leading up to Christmas.

Oct 26, 2023

Tags: Crisis relief, Fundraising

Indigenous Voice to Parliament Referendum result

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Through our work, we continue our long-standing commitment to enhancing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and celebrating diversity and we remain committed to supporting the full implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Oct 19, 2023

Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Reconciliation

Hummingbird House volunteer ‘Grumpy’ wins 2023 Westfield Local Hero

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Thanks to Grumpy's unwavering dedication, Hummingbird House can now allocate essential resources to enhance its nursing services, benefiting children and families as Queensland’s only children’s hospice.

Oct 17, 2023

Tags: Hummingbird House, Children

Hope, honesty and a touch of humour: Lessons learnt in a hospice

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Opinion pieced by Bek Beechey, Clinical Nurse - Care Coordination at Hopewell Hospice.

Oct 13, 2023

Tags: Palliative and Hospice Care, Hopewell Hospice

Living Well Respite residents holding hands

Hummingbird House celebrates seven years of care

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This week, Hummingbird House celebrates its 7th birthday. As Queensland’s only children’s hospice there is much to celebrate about what Hummingbird House has been able to achieve for the children and families it supports.

Oct 11, 2023

Tags: Hummingbird House

WMQ recognised as an Advanced Workplace in the Mental Health First Aid Recognition Program

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Wesley Mission Queensland (WMQ) is currently one of less than 20 organisations in Australia to receive the recognition.

Oct 11, 2023

Tags: Wesley Mission Queensland

Keep cool this summer with tips from our ageing well experts

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Our Ageing Well team shares practical tips to help you find the balance between fun and safety.

Oct 10, 2023

Tags: Ageing well, Retirement Living

Ladies from Rosemount Retirement Village enjoying the outdoors on a summer day

The tenth Coles Hummingbird House appeal has started - let's make it the best year yet!

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Support Hummingbird House children and families by purchasing a $2 donation card at Coles checkout. These cards have been designed by four very special families in memory of their children.

Sep 21, 2023

Tags: Fundraising, Hummingbird House

Coles-Hummingbird House Appeal 2023

Aged care respite stories: where fun meets care

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From craft clubs and a men's shed to a day trip to Shorncliffe Pier, our respite care centres offer fun options for all tastes. Take a peek!

Sep 4, 2023

Tags: Ageing well, Respite, Hadden Place, Hyland House

Big smile from a resident from Hyland House Respite Centre shows what ageing well means at Wesley Mission Queensland.

Pam's journey at Hopewell Hospice

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Pam shares her heartfelt experiences, highlighting the remarkable care and support she has received from the staff and volunteers at Hopewell Hospice.

Aug 8, 2023

Tags: Palliative and Hospice Care, Hopewell Hospice

Pam shares her heartfelt experiences at Hopewell Hospice

Aged Care Employee Day - in the words of our residents

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On Aged Care Employee Day, our residents share their thoughts on what their carers mean to them. Thank you to all WMQ aged care workers!

Aug 7, 2023

Tags: Ageing well, Home Care, Residential Aged Care

WMQ aged care worker plays puzzle with a resident

Celebrating Wheller on the Park's 'originals'

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The very first residents of Wheller on the Park celebrate 15 years of calling this retirement village home.

Jul 20, 2023

Tags: Retirement Living, Wheller on the Park

First residents of Wheller on the Park celebrate 15 years in the retirement village

Hummingbird House raises more than $400,000 in Sponsor a Nurse campaign!

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Thanks to the generosity of our amazing community, a whopping $421,427 was raised in Hummingbird House's recent Sponsor a Nurse campaign!

Jul 17, 2023

Tags: Hummingbird House

Eight women and a men stand with an oversized novelty cheque in front of a building with Hummingbird House signage

Partnership with UQ to address workforce challenges

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Wesley Mission Queensland has announced a promising new partnership with The University of Queensland's (UQ) Healthy Ageing Initiative.

Jul 5, 2023

Tags: Ageing well

Student engaging with an older gentlemen in gentle exercise
Jun 20, 2023

Tags: Residential Aged Care, Parkview Aged Care Community

12 tips for an active lifestyle in independent living homes: nurturing mind and body

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Whether you're an avid fitness enthusiast or you're simply looking to incorporate more movement into your daily routine and keep your mind sharp, we've got you covered.

Jun 19, 2023

Tags: Ageing well, Retirement Living

The heated outdoor pool at Rosemont Retirement Village will help you stay active and meet new people.

WMQ supporting minds at the Gold Coast Pride

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WMQ teamed up with the Ultraviolet Expressions Program to co-facilitate a mindfulness and mental well-being tent at this year’s Gold Coast Pride.

Jun 8, 2023

Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Mental Health, LGBTIQAP+

Team from Supporting Minds and Ultraviolet Expressions Program at Gold Coast Pride 2023

Initiatives to support First Nations people into careers in health

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Wesley Mission Queensland has introduced new initiatives to encourage and support First Nations people into a career in the health sector.

Jun 1, 2023

Tags: Careers, Reconciliation

Three Indigenous men in a training exercise on a dummy on a hospital bed

New report highlights benefits of Youth Foyers for helping youth in crisis

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Wesley Mission Queensland’s Logan Youth Foyer recently hosted the launch of a new report on youth homelessness, Under One Roof, which highlights the impact that youth foyers can have in changing outcomes for young people who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

May 31, 2023

Tags: Housing and homelessness

Four middle aged women standing in front of two pull banners outside with green shrubs in the background

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