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Avoiding caregiver stress and burnout

23 January 2020

Even though more than 2.2 million Australians provide unpaid care for an adult loved one, many family caregivers tend to feel isolated and alone. This is not surprising since most face their responsibilities with little to no help from other family members or outside support. If the majority of your...

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2019 Christmas celebrations at HillView

12 December 2019

After months of planning and excitement, HillView has wrapped up another year of wonderfully festive Christmas parties. Our Lifestyle, Catering and Environment teams worked tirelessly to create a Christmas to remember for our aged care residents and their families, with beautiful decorations, table settings, entertainment, music and delicious food on...

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HillView Times - December Newsletter

11 December 2019

Each quarter at HillView we publish a newsletter for our resident's and their families to update them on the latest news at our communities. Click below to read the latest news from HillView. Download the latest newsletter  

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Residential Aged Care for Couples

5 December 2019

It's not something anyone wishes for; but at some point, it is likely the day will arrive when you may have to make the very difficult decision to move your parents into an aged care facility. Many people reach this decision when they realise they can no longer practically provide...

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How therapy dogs are changing lives at HillView

21 November 2019

Written by Sarah Cabral Expert Dog Trainer Found by the Hound There is something truly special about dogs. People from all walks of life relish in the happiness that dogs bring to their day. Our four-legged friends have a natural ability to bring a sense of calm and ease while providing emotional support...

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Caring for someone with dementia

6 November 2019

Alzheimer’s disease is characterised by the progressive decline of cognitive function including language, behaviour, emotions, judgement and the ability to do complex tasks. As the disease progresses, so too does the level of assistance your loved one requires. Placement into an aged care home is often necessary. Making your aged care...

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From Germany to Australia; the Adventurous Life of Mechtilde

24 October 2019

HillView resident Mechtilde was born in Germany as the eldest daughter of a family of 15 siblings. At a very early age Mechtilde took on the role of mothering her younger sisters and brothers during the war years. That meant “hard work and no play”; she barely experienced pleasant childhood memories. Her...

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When your caring role changes

24 October 2019

What should you do when it is no longer possible for you to give your ageing loved one the care they need?  You might not think of yourself as a carer. In truth many carers see themselves as a family member who looks after a person they love, not as a...

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Fathers of HillView: Ellis the Inventor

29 August 2019

To celebrate Father's Day this year, we invited families to write stories about growing up with their dads. This is Tracy's story about her dad Ellis. How can I possibly sum up in a few sentences just how lucky I am to have gone about this funny old journey called life...

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Pet Therapy Sessions with Furry Friends

17 July 2019

It's been all about our furry friends at HillView recently, with residents being treated to a special pet therapy session in July. During the pet therapy session put on by Harmony Hooves, residents were able to get up close and personal with a herd of ponies, dogs, goats, chickens and other...

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High Tea and Headpieces for HillView Residents

8 July 2019

The grounds of HillView Merrimac were a buzz with chatter, tea cups clinked and the scent of baked goods wafting through the halls. The day had come for the much anticipated Down Town Abbey themed high tea. With the special high tea in celebration of the launch of the Downtown Abbey...

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The Power of Music in Aged Care

11 June 2019

When you hear a song from your favourite band from your 20's, from your wedding day or special time in your life, what does it do for you? Does it take you back to that moment and help you remember the day or time in your life? More and more...

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