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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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New Greenhouse at HillView

29 April 2019

Here at our HillView communities we are continually striving to enhance our residents and their loved ones living experiences. In addition to being mindful of our sustainability. HillView Care has just completed the building of a Green House to establish a growing nursery for both Merrimac & Ashmore communities. The addition...

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HillView Residential Aged Care's Own War Hero

23 April 2019

Like most ANZAC Veterans the memory of lush tropical jungles, damp humid air and small spaces are all too familiar for HillView Residental Aged Care resident Chris.  The only difference is Chris has memories of the dense jungle canopies of Papua New Guinea from 10,000 feet above. Chris served as...

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Guide to Choosing Aged Care Gold Coast

11 March 2019

When considering residential aged care for yourself or a loved one it can be a very daunting concept as it can be such a life changing decision. There are many considerations to be made. As a result we have put together a guide to Residential Aged Care on the Gold...

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Life of love for HillView residents John & Marion

7 February 2019

HillView Merrimac residents John and Marion have shared over 50 years together. There are not many more equipped to pass on advice for a lasting relationship this Valentines Day. For John and Marion the key to their successful marriage is tolerance, kindness and above all being there for each other...

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The Importance of Financial Assessments in Aged Care

21 January 2019

For Australians there is a high possibility they will need to access some sort of care assistance over their lifetime. Whether it is help around the house, moderate care in the home, or residential aged care. These options can look pricey on the surface, whether it is a $550,000 Deposit...

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