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Balmoral Grove Enjoys German Themed Afternoon

December 21, 2017 12:04 pm Published by Comments Off on Balmoral Grove Enjoys German Themed Afternoon

Here at Japara we endeavour to celebrate significant days in our homes. In recognition of the German celebration of Oktoberfest, Residents and staff at our Balmoral Grove home, near Geelong, enjoyed a German style afternoon. Roccoco Facility Manager, Steve Smith, who was filling in for the day enjoyed some non-alcoholic beer, whilst staff and residents…


Collaborative Approach to Dementia Care at Noosa

December 20, 2017 4:03 pm Published by Comments Off on Collaborative Approach to Dementia Care at Noosa

A mix of new technology, team effort and facilities is making a real difference. Supported by dementia champions Wendy McCutcheon and Shelly Lind, these changes represent an exciting step forward for Noosa. With a new, 10-bedroom dementia hub, including a sensory courtyard and central living area, the home will be able to elevate its already…


MP for Light Tony Piccolo, volunteer Ian Sandeman Dementia Champion Nadia Stankevicius.

Dementia Awareness Month Recognised at Japara Trevu House

December 20, 2017 4:54 pm Published by Comments Off on Dementia Awareness Month Recognised at Japara Trevu House

Led by Dementia Champion, Nadia Stankevicius, the home in Gawler East, South Australia, celebrated the month with a range of activities. September was Dementia Awareness month. At Trevu, Nadia decided that they would recognise the month consistently. The men’s woodwork group, and female residents both chipped in, with the men painting 68 purple figurines, with…


Dementia Champions Helping Create Real Change

December 20, 2017 4:38 pm Published by Comments Off on Dementia Champions Helping Create Real Change

Since the introduction of an innovative role, change has been noticeable. One of the key ideas that Dementia Strategist Ben Gatehouse has implemented at Japara since joining has been the role of Dementia Champion. Dementia champions are responsible for ensuring that their home is doing everything possible to help create an environment in which those…


Japara Dementia Strategist, Ben Gatehouse

Dementia Strategist Ben Gatehouse Relishing Role

December 20, 2017 3:38 pm Published by Comments Off on Dementia Strategist Ben Gatehouse Relishing Role

1,300 people in Australia develop dementia each week, and this number is expected to rise to 7,400 with a total of 1.1 million Australians living with Dementia in 2050. The opportunity to be able to formulate a company-wide Dementia strategy, with these facts front of mind, was one of the main reasons Ben decided to…


Dining room at Japara Noosa aged care home with elderly female resident and nurse

Extraordinary high standards of care and attention at Noosa

April 20, 2018 11:17 am Published by Comments Off on Extraordinary high standards of care and attention at Noosa

Our Noosa care home received a letter from Fay, the daughter of a resident who sadly, recently passed away. Fay had so many kind things to say about the home, we wanted to share them with you.   Dear Heather and Kylie, On behalf of our family I just wanted to convey our sincere thanks…


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