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To find new ways of supporting family caregivers, Bolton Clarke Research Institute’s Mind the Gap! Project is working with people living with dementia and their carers to co-design a new approach to care.
The world first use of digital wallpaper in Bolton Clarke’s Galleon Gardens Memory Support Unit on Queensland’s Gold Coast has been shortlisted as a finalist in 2021 Future of Ageing Awards – Dementia Care category.
A new conversation tool designed to help people with dementia navigate risk and exercise greater choice will be rolled out across Bolton Clarke home care services over coming weeks.
Bolton Clarke Fernhill residents with dementia have welcomed some new family members with the arrival of 10 robotic companion pets funded under Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Local Community Support Grant.
Bolton Clarke Research Institute is working with Flinders Caring Futures Institute on a new program to improve quality of life and health for informal carers and people living with dementia by equipping them with skills, knowledge and access to support.
Bolton Clarke Research Institute will lead a four-year pilot project aimed at reducing social isolation, loneliness and depressive symptoms and preventing unnecessary hospitalisation in older people in Melbourne after receiving funding through The Ian Potter Foundation.
For Alma, living by herself can make it challenging to stay in touch with the world but this Neighbour Day, 28 March, she’ll be looking forward to her next phone call.
Bolton Clarke’s InTouch digital independence solution has won Best Solution to Support Ageing in Place at the 8th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards, announced in Singapore this week.
Bolton Clarke’s ‘Lets Dig In’ therapeutic gardening team are celebrating their win of Leading Aged Services Australia Awards for Excellence (Queensland Team category) announced on Aged Care Employee Day, Friday 7 August.
The “Hole in the Wall” café at Bolton Clarke’s Broadwater Gardens retirement village in Port Macquarie has become the caffeine-fueled antidote to social distancing challenges for resident retirees.
For residents at Bolton Clarke’s Macquarie View residential aged care community at lakeside Bolton Point, the ‘Bolton Old Boys Brewery’ provides exactly that opportunity - and their first brewing foray, non-alcoholic ginger beer, is proving to be a hit.
At times like this, the importance of keeping in touch with family and loved ones cannot be understated – particularly for older people. With social distancing, border closures and other protective measures preventing face-to-face contact, Bolton Clarke retirement village residents have turned to technology to keep the connections alive.
Bolton Clarke is working with Eastern Melbourne PHN in a project to provide community-based support to enable people with life-limiting illnesses to remain at home and prevent unnecessary hospitalisation.. May 24-30, 2020 is National Palliative Care Week.
Bolton Clarke’s Moreton Shores residential aged care community at Thornlands has won international recognition after last week being named a finalist for Facility of the Year - Ageing in Place at the 8th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards.
A new project funded under the Dementia Australia Research Foundation will work with people living with dementia and their carers to co-design a new approach to short-term residential respite care and transition into permanent care.
Bolton Clarke Research Institute (BCRI) will work with Melbourne’s Northern Hospital and volunteer organisation Friends for Good to roll out a peer support program aimed at reducing social isolation and loneliness for older people discharged from hospital.
Bolton Clarke has marked an important new milestone with the official start of work on its first Victorian retirement living community, Europa on Alma at St Kilda.
One of life’s great pleasures is enjoying a meal made from food you’ve grown in your own garden. It’s a pleasure keen gardeners at Bolton Clarke Inverpine residential aged care community celebrated this week after a bumper vegetable harvest from their raised community gardens.
A Melbourne research collaboration is bringing together frail hospital and home care clients and clinicians to improve health outcomes, overcome resistance to treatment and help build resilience.
Bolton Clarke has contributed to a new resource developed as part of the Kinfolk Project supporting dignity and choice for trans and gender diverse elders in aged care.
Bolton Clarke’s Melbourne-based community partnership group has celebrated its first anniversary, with a second group set to hold its first meeting on the Gold Coast this month.
Bolton Clarke’s Fernhill residential aged care community at Caboolture will be the site for one of two Queensland-based “living labs” testing early commercial technologies to enhance energy efficiency and enable renewable solutions.
Bolton Clarke has been named the inaugural Future of Ageing Awards winner in the Technology – Health and Wellbeing category for its digital independence offering.
Supporting mental wellbeing for veterans and their families is the focus of the Veteran Family Mental Wellbeing Series, a free resource created by Bolton Clarke Group including Altura Learning that gives voice to the experience of veterans and their families, as well as researchers and clinical professionals.
Bolton Clarke’s Be Healthy and Active program welcomed its 20,000th participant at this week’s Healthy Brain Healthy Body session at Eltham Living and Learning Centre, Melbourne.
Residents at Bolton Clarke’s Inverpine residential aged care community at Murrumba Downs are getting their hands dirty planting gardens with edible produce in a new therapeutic gardening program.
Bolton Clarke is working with carers to co-design services and accommodation options that will allow people to age well and in place while ensuring carers have the support they need.
Residents at Bolton Clarke’s Macquarie View retirement community have been cooking up a storm every week as part of the Recipes for Life program.
A state-of-the art residential aged care development will go ahead at Bolton Clarke’s Macquarie View site at Bolton Point following Lake Macquarie City Council approval this week.
A first-of-its-kind research collaboration between Bolton Clarke Group and Austin Health is evaluating a new model of diabetes care to optimise diabetes management in the home and improve quality of life for older people.
Nine Brisbane centenarians were honoured when Bolton Clarke hosted its second annual Centenarian Club morning tea at Brisbane City Hall on Tuesday, 2 October.
Five Melbourne centenarians joined in Bolton Clarke’s first Victorian Centenarian Club celebration on 12 October, coinciding with the Victorian Seniors Festival.
An age gap of more than a century didn’t stop Bolton Clarke Fairview, Pinjarra Hills resident Kittie, 103, and 15-month old Harrison Kremmer from having lots of fun putting a puzzle together at the first meeting of the residential aged care community’s new intergenerational playgroup.
A realistic robotic therapy cat is the latest member of Bolton Clarke’s Winders Lodge residential aged care family at Banora Point.
Paro the robotic seal is making a real difference to improve quality of life for residents with dementia at Bolton Clarke’s Farnorha residential aged care community.
Bolton Clarke is expanding its work in the application of virtual reality technology into Residential Aged Care with a pilot that aims to improve resident experience and provide training opportunities for staff working with residents with dementia.
An online platform that shares cleaned and safety-checked aged care equipment with people who need it is fighting the war on waste and changing the life of Bolton Clarke At Home Support clients.
Bolton Clarke has received recognition for its work in Wellness, Reablement and Innovation at the LASA Excellence in Age Services Awards presented at the 2019 Tri-State Conference in Albury last night.
The latest in a series of innovations grounded in the relationships between frontline team members and customers were recognised this week with Bolton Clarke taking out the Innovation of the Year – Product and Innovation of the Year – Social Engagement Program categories at Ageing Asia’s 7th APAC Eldercare Innovation Awards.
Coretta Scott King once said, “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” By that measure Bolton Clarke’s Cazna Gardens, at Sunnybank Hills in Brisbane, is on the path to greatness, as measured by the actions of residents like Patricia Toohey.
Older people are meaningful members of society, and they want to be treated that way.
Bolton Clarke has a long history of supporting veterans and we have launched our Veteran Family Toolkit to align with Veteran’s Health Week 2018.
The Bolton Clarke Fernhill aged care community in Caboolture has celebrated a milestone with a Turning of the Sod ceremony to mark the end of demolition and the next stage of developments.
A global cycling movement aimed at giving aged care residents the chance to enjoy cycling in the outdoors and meet new people has officially launched at Bolton Clarke’s Rowes Bay community in Townsville this week, with residents Joyce Bradley (102) and Violet Dirksen (100) having the first ride.
Bolton Clarke has won Catering Innovation of the Year at the 2018 OSCAR Aged Care Hospitality Awardsin Melbourne for its work to improve the dining experience for people on texture modified diets.
Bolton Clarke has a long history of supporting veterans and we have launched our Veteran Family Toolkit to align withVeteran’s Health Week 2018.
Bolton Clarke has won further recognition for innovation in food services with a national award at The Hospitality and Lifestyle Aged Care Awards (HLACA), announced in Melbourne on 2 November
Former Australian Olympic swim coach and Bolton Clarke Galleon Gardens, Currumbin Waters resident Don Talbot helped launch another world first this week when he cut the ribbon on the residential aged care community’s new dementia wing.
Bolton Clarke has won further recognition for aged care innovation, this time for wearable technology to tackle social isolation and loneliness.
Bolton Clarke, Australia’s largest independent not-for-profit provider of independent living, health and aged care services, has negotiated the purchase of a parcel of land in the Queen Street Village on Queensland’s Gold Coast.