In mid-March, our long-standing CEO, Jon Campbell, left Carinity after more than a decade in the role. Please rest assured that all of us at Carinity remain fully focussed on delivering the highest quality care and service during this management transition.
Six years ago Margaret made the decision to retire in Bundaberg, making her one-bedroom unit in the Carinity Kepnock Grove retirement village home. While Margaret is still adjusting to life off the land, Kepnock Grove is her safety net.
Memory loss and changes in how our brain works can be a normal part of growing older. Sometimes these small frustrations can happen more often as we get older. There are a number of easily accessible resources and networks available to give carers the vital support they need.
Residents living in all Carinity aged care communities now have access to the life-like therapeutic toys which sound and move like real animals. Donations to our Christmas Appeal have assisted Carinity to purchase one dozen new robotic companion pets for seniors in our care to enjoy.
Carinity’s chaplains reach beyond the walls of our buildings to have a positive impact on people in need in hospitals across the state. “Chaplains give the patient the opportunity to verbalise and express their feelings, their faith and their doubt.”
We all know the importance of keeping our bodies healthy, but did you know that looking after the mind is just as vital? Good mental health is essential at every stage of life as it impacts your thoughts, behaviours and emotions.
They say it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become a master. One of Carinity’s longest serving hospital chaplains, the late Mr Gordon Dobbin, invested hundreds of thousands of hours visiting more than 80,000 people at the Princess Alexandra Hospital over 25 years.