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Mark's Mission Impossible complete

Inspiring stroke survivor Mark Elsing has raised over $10k for Brightwater's new Huntington's disease campus

Falls Improvement Program wins HESTA Team Excellence award

Brightwater’s Falls Improvement Program Team was recognised at the 2022 HESTA Excellence Awards on 24 November

Building capacity for life

Growing independence and opportunities through Brightwater’s unique approach to supporting people with disabilities

Bringing joy to mealtimes

Our aged care residents are enjoying the changes brought by ‘Reimagining the Meal Experience’

New Brightwater Care Group Chair appointed

Joanne Farrell appointed Chair of Brightwater Care Group

What qualifications do I need to work in aged or disability care?

So what qualifications do you need to work for Brightwater? Here are a few of our most popular roles in aged and disability care.

ABI-RESTaRT research shared on the world stage

Dr Lakkhina Troeung from the Brightwater Research Centre presented two talks in Singapore last week

Brightwater’s Falls Improvement Program Team a Finalist in the Team Excellence Aged Care HESTA Awards for 2022

Brightwater Care Group’s Falls Improvement Program Team has been recognised in the 2022 HESTA Awards in the category of Team Excellence, Aged Care.

Inaugural Allied Health New Graduate Program launched

Applications are now open

Anne Hawkins joins NDP Divisional Committee

Anne has been appointed to the National Disability Practitioners (NDP) Divisional Committee for a three-year term

Mark is on a mission for Huntington’s Disease

Mark Elsing has set his sights on an ambitious fitness challenge to raise funds for Brightwater Care Group’s new Huntington’s disease campus

The little lizard that could

Learn the story behind the humble lizard at Oats Street

Janet Wagland welcomes revised Advance Health Directive

The WA Department of Health launched its revised AHD last week

Brightwater Linen: a leading player in laundry service

Meet Susan Samuels who has worked for Brightwater Linen for 37 years

Changing lives for the better

Volunteer Adele has felt supported by Brightwater at every stage

Making a difference every day

Community support worker with Brightwater at Home, Catherine Goh loves the diversity of working in aged care

The landmark study with new insights for brain injury rehabilitation

The ABI-RESTaRT study examined a range of health and rehabilitation data from more than a thousand clients

Brightwater goes out to tender on new Huntington's Disease Campus

The new purpose build home is for our clients with Huntington's Disease

A bright future for aged care nursing

Meet Brightwater's first graduate nurses - Sam and Esther.

Meet Anita Speranza, Brightwater's first Partner in Care

Anita highlights the importance of being able to safely visit loved ones during Covid-19.

Brightwater Scholarship Recipients

The Don Hutchison and Peter Lane Scholarships help our staff conduct a project or research study that creates opportunities to improve the quality of life for our clients.

Joanne Farrell Appointed Deputy Chair of Brightwater Care Group Board

Ms Joanne Farrell has been appointed to the role of Deputy Chair on the Brightwater Care Group Board, commencing 30 March 2022.

Catherine Stoddart Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Brightwater Care Group

Brightwater Care Group has today announced that Catherine Stoddart has been appointed as its incoming Chief Executive Officer and will replace Jennifer Lawrence who is stepping down in April 2022, after more than 6 years in the role.

Celebrating World Music Therapy Day

Listen to a Christmas Song by Brightwater Birralee resident Robert.

Disability Care Homes COVID-19 and Visitors Update 20th February 2022

Important COVID-19 and Visitors update for the Brightwater Community.

Residential Aged Care COVID-19 and Visitation Update 20th February 2022

Important COVID-19 and Visitation update for the Brightwater Community.

Lessons from a life well lived

Centenarians Joan and Molly share their stories

COVID-19 Update: 7 January 2022

Important COVID-19 update for the Brightwater Community.

COVID-19 Update 3 January 2022

Important COVID-19 update for the Brightwater Community.

COVID-19 Update 27th December 2021

Important COVID-19 update for the Brightwater Community.

COVID-19 Update 24th December 2021

Important COVID-19 update for the Brightwater Community.

COVID-19 update, Thursday 23 December 2021

Please read this important update regarding current COVID-19 restrictions

Looking back through 2021

It's been a big year for Brightwater, so let's take a look at some of the highlights.

Amy celebrates her 100th Birthday at South Lake

Amy Orr, a resident of Brightwater South Lake, was treated to a wonderful party with family and friends to celebrate her milestone birthday.

Stroke Survivor, Mark Elsing, breaks world record and raised almost $30,000 for Brightwater Oats Street

Former Brightwater Oats Street client Mark Elsing broke the world record for the longest distance travelled in a wheelchair with one arm on International Day of People with Disability on Friday 3rd December.

Bringing the Highlands to Waikiki

Agnes celebrates her 100th birthday with some Scottish heritage.

Spreading Joy with Janissen

Long-term Brightwater supplier, Janissen Electrics, has been spreading joy across our residential homes in the lead up to Christmas again this year.

Food additives and severe dementia

A reduction of cordial drinks has a positive impact on behaviours in people with severe dementia.

Getaway for a day with Georgiou, MKDC and MJA

Georgiou Group and Georgiou Developments, together with interior design firm MKDC Design Consultants and architects MJA Studio, have come on board to support Brightwater’s Getaway for a Day program for aged care residents and Brightwater at Home clients.

See the Ability in Disability Celebration

We invite you to celebrate the achievements and contributions of people living with a disability in our community on 3rd December

Jayne’s R&R holiday

A weekend getaway and family reunion thanks to the Life's Possibilities program

The countdown is on!

In the lead up to his world record attempt, Mark takes over Brightwater's social channels each week!

Can you help Brightwater’s Christmas Appeal?

We know the people who deserve kindness the most, are the last to ask.

Put your feet in good hands

Reflexology is a complementary therapy that is becoming increasingly popular with our home care clients, for good reason.

Mental Health BINGO!

Encouraging staff to support their mental wellbeing through a special Bingo game

Supporting participation, inclusion and independence

Our Driving Assessment Occupatinal Therapist shares her passion for helping people.

Brightwater Oats Street nominated for the DFES VERA Awards in 2021

Kaveen Goundar, Resource Coordinator with Brightwater Oats Street, has nominated Brightwater for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards (VERA), to acknowledge the role Brightwater has played in supporting him in his volunteering role.

Perth Wildcats throw their support behind Mark’s Mission

Former Brightwater Client, Mark Elsing, gets support from the Perth Wildcats on his Mission.

Recognising our community of carers

Let's recognise and celebrate the 2.65 million Australians who provide care and support to a family member or a friend.

Brightwater first aged care provider in WA to trial Rapid Antigen testing for COVID-19

The trial which commenced in March of this year, was designed to determine the operational feasibility and acceptability of the Rapid Antigen test, which provides COVID-19 test results within 20 minutes.

Brightwater recruits for buddies to join Volunteering Program

Brightwater Buddy Glenda shares how rewarding volunteering is.

Just like riding a bike...for 100kms…at 88 years of age

Meet Reg Goodings, Brightwater resident and cycling champion

A friendly face and a big smile means the world to our residents

Brightwater Buddy, Barbara McKay provides companionship to residents

The building blocks to create a home

Familiar settings that are family friendly and homelike. Adam Roebuck and Katelyn Mewburn explain the importance of person-centred design.

Mark Elsing turns up the ‘heat’ on his world record attempt for Oats Street

Last week Mark got to spend time with the Perth Heat and CEO of Perth Heat, Steven Nelkovski, said the team jumped at the opportunity to meet Mark and encourage him in his world record attempt.

The power of choice

Capacity Building client Kylie Mucciarone chooses to pursue her independence with an amazing team.

A warm welcome to our Brightwater Buddy Concierge Program

Thanks to The BEX, each of our residential aged care homes will have their very own concierge

The transition journey into residential care

Making the decision to transition a loved one into residential care can be complex, luckily there's people to turn to like Michael for advice.

How GPs can help seniors access government funded home care

A common question asked by patients to their GP is “How can I get help at home?”

Maddies Café becomes community hub for residents, staff and neighbours

Volunteers serving up coffees, cakes and companionship to aged care residents

Celebrating 30 years of supporting 756 people through their rehabilitation journey

Brightwater's world leading brain rehabilitation centre turns 30.

Mark gets a lesson from The Green Machine

Past client of Brightwater Oats Street, Mark Elsing, got a chance to meet boxing legend Danny Green.

Simple sign language helping elderly Australians connect

A new project to teach simple hand signs in aged care and retirement villages has the potential to enhance communication.

Meet our Speech Pathologists

Meet Melissa B. Marsden and Stephanie Perkov, two Speech Pathologists from our disability services team.

Lady Onslow’s Legacy: where it all began

To celebrate 120 years since we laid the foundation stone for our first care home, we revisit the story of our founder, Lady Onslow

Matt Fuller signs on to support Mark in his Mission

Former client Mark Elsing gets support from fitness challenge extraordinaire, Matt Fuller in his World Record Challenge for Brightwater Oats Street.

Communication is everyone's right

We speak to some of our amazing team members during Speech Pathology week.

Getting help to stay at home

No matter how old we are, home matters.

Residents' first Skills for Living Program outing a hit

We have partnered with Hungry Jacks Carlisle and Perth Football Club for our Skills for Living Program

Happy Aged Care Employee Day!

To all aged care employees, thanks for caring

Hear from our aged care staff

We asked Brightwater staff why they love working in aged care

Kathy’s sweet farewell as she is Homeward Bound

rightwater client receives a fitting farewell this week and she leaves Brightwater after 22 years.

Stroke survivor embarks on world record challenge to raise funds for Brightwater

Mark Elsing is embarking on a world record challenge - the longest distance travelled in a wheelchair with one arm

Brightwater The Music Pharmacy names as finalist in the 2021 HESTA Excellence Awards

The Music Pharmacy is a finalist in the Outstanding Organisation (Allied Health) category.

The new approach to spiritual care that isn't always about faith

There is a growing recognition that our spiritual needs are just as important as our physical and emotional needs, even for those who do not have a particular religious belief.

Millen Primary School joins the Brightwater Buddies Schools Connect Program

Millen Primary School in East Victoria Park join the Brightwater Buddies Schools Connect Program.

Important Update: Brightwater at Home and Capacity Building clients and families, 11 July 2021

An update following the Premier's announcement

Important Update: Community houses clients and families, 11 July 2021

An update following the Premier's announcement

Important Update: Residential aged care clients and families, 11 July 2021

An update following the Premier's announcement

Supporting clients on their rehabilitation journey

Physiotherapist Peggy Lee supports people with acquired brain injury in the rehabilitation journey

Important Update: Residential aged care clients and families, 5 July 2021

An update following the Premier's announcement on 5 July, 2021

Important Update: Community houses clients and families, 5 July 2021

An update following the Premier's announcment on 5 July 2021

Important Update: Brightwater at Home and Capacity Building clients and families, 5 July 2021

An update following the Premier's announcement on 5 July 2021

Important Update: Residential aged care clients and families, 2 July 2021

An update following the Premier’s announcement on 2 July 2021

Important Update: Community houses clients and families, 2 July 2021

An update following the Premier’s announcement on 2 July 2021

Important Update: Residential aged care clients and families, 30 June 2021

An update following changes to the Directions regarding visitors

Important Update: Residential aged care clients and families, 29 June 2021

An update following the Premier’s announcement on 28 June 2021

Important Update: Community houses clients and families, 29 June 2021

An update following the Premier’s announcement on 28 June 2021

Important Update: Brightwater at Home and Capacity Building clients and families, 29 June 2021

An update following the Premier’s announcement on 28 June 2021

Important Update: Residential aged care and community houses clients and families, 27 June 2021

Please read this update following the Premier's announcement

Important Update: Brightwater at Home and Capacity Building clients and families, 27 June 2021

An update following the Premier's announcement

Often it's the simple strategies that help

We chat to Physiotherapist, Genevieve Carr at Brightwater The Cove about preventing falls.

Collaborative team work keeps our community clients moving

Our Brightwater at Home team work together to help our clients reduce their risk of falling

Defying all odds

Former Oats Street resident, Mark Elsing shares his story of perseverance and determination.

The importance of meal experiences that nurture and provide nutrition

"What could be more important than a little something to eat?" - Winnie the Pooh

Lily Cullinan awarded scholarship for research into brain injury rehabilitation

Occupational Therapist Lily Cullinan, was awarded the Brightwater Lyn Beazley and Curtin University PhD Scholarship

Girrawheen Senior High School supports our Homeward Bound Appeal

Make a meaningful donation to our Homeward Bound Appeal

The economic return of Aged Care in WA in the next decade

For the first time in Western Australia, 12 leading aged care providers have worked together to present the Economic & Social Impact report into Aged Care in WA.

Friends through thick and thin – thank you to our volunteers

Thank you to our volunteers John and Erica who have enriched the lives of our residents for more than 20 years.

Dinner for 700 clients? All in a day’s work

Meet our catering team, based at Brightwater Malaga.

Important Update: Residential aged care clients and families, 14 May 2021

An update following the Premier’s announcement

Important Update: Community houses clients and families, 14 May 2021

An update following the Premier’s announcement

International Nurses Day - A Voice to Lead

Let's celebrate our nurses, who make an importance difference to our resident's lives everyday.

Important Update: Residential aged care clients and families, 7 May 2021

An update following the Premier’s announcement

Important Update: Community houses clients and families, 7 May 2021

An update following the Premier’s announcement

Important Update: Residential aged care clients and families, 30 April 2021

An update following the Premier’s announcement

Important Update: Community houses clients and families, 30 April 2021

An update following the Premier’s announcement

Important Update: Residential aged care and community houses clients and families, 26 April 2021

An update following the Premier’s announcement on 26 April 2021

Important Update: Brightwater at Home and Capacity Building clients and families, 26 April 2021

An update following the Premier’s announcement on 26 April 2021

Residential aged care and disability update from Brightwater: 23 April 2021

Please read this update on WA's hard lockdown

Brightwater at Home and Capacity Building update: 23 April 2021

Please read this update on WA's hard lockdown

Kelly Worlock appointed Chief Operations Officer for Brightwater

Ms Kelly Worlock has been appointed to the new role of Chief Operations Officer.

A family reunion spanning four generations

Brightwater Joondalup resident Shirley gets the surprise of a lifetime

Brightwater getting into the Spirit

This week, we launched our new set of values and the Brightwater Spirit

World Music Therapy Day 1 March, 2021

We spoke with Music Therapist Hayley Antipas to celebrate World Music Therapy Day

Brightwater aged care home one of the first to receive the COVID vaccine

A group of Brightwater clients made history, receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

Important Update: COVID-19 vaccination rollout

Our plan for the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination

Important Update: Residential aged care clients and families, 13 February

An important update regarding WA's move out of a hard lockdown

Important Update: Community houses clients and families, 13 February

An important update regarding WA's move out of a hard lockdown

Important Update: All Brightwater clients and families 8 February 2021

An important update about what WA's transition out of lockdown means for Brightwater

Important Update: All Brightwater clients and families 5 February 2021

An important update about what WA's transition out of lockdown means for Brightwater

Important Update: All Brightwater clients and families 2 February 2021

An update from the Premier's announcement on 2 February 2021

Important Update: Residential aged care and community houses clients and families

The lockdown from 6pm 31 January to 6pm 5 February includes no visitors being allowed into aged care or disability care homes, except in end of life circumstances

Important Update: Brightwater at Home and Capacity Building clients and families

The lockdown from 6pm 31 January to 6pm 5 February includes a pause on non-essential services for Brightwater at Home and Capacity Building clients

First sod turned at Brightwater Inglewood

Our new intergenerational campus, research centre and corporate office has commenced construction in Inglewood

MKR - Marangaroo’s Kitchen Rules

Marangaroo clients enjoy a Christmas cooking day with My Kitchen Rules star

Holiday season visitor information

Find out visitor information over the festive season

Recognising some of our amazing and committed staff

Each year we recognise employees who personify our values and commitment every day

Spreading the Christmas cheer with our Brightwater at Home clients

50 Brightwater at Home clients were recently treated to a COVID safe Christmas High Tea

Seeing the Ability in Disability Celebrations

We celebrated International Day of People with Disability with a fundraising extravaganza event with 6PR at Brightwater House

Thank you to Get Scrubbed WA

Get Scrubbed WA donate 1,000 cloth masks to Brightwater

A huge milestone for Brightwater and WA’s disability community

On 1 December, we are celebrating Brightwater's transition to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards.

Georgiou Group awarded contract for Brightwater’s new Inglewood Development

Georgiou Group appointed as head contractor for Brightwater's new aged care, research centre and head office

Bright stars receive Scholarships at the Annual General Meeting

Two Brightwater employees awarded scholarships at the AGM

Light up Lives Christmas Concert tours Brightwater

Light up Lives Christmas Concerts sponsored by Janissen Electrics tour Brightwater homes

Christmas comes early for Brightwater residents

A Kindergarten class has donated some very special gifts to residents at Brightwater The Oaks

See the Ability in Disability Celebration

We invite you to celebrate the achievements and contributions of people living with a disability in our community on 3rd December

How the income-tested care fee for home care is calculated

Depending on your financial circumstances, you may be asked to pay an ‘income-tested care fee’, in addition to the basic daily fee

Successful succulent mini market returns

The Weekend Entrepreneurs host their second succulent mini market at Brightwater Bentley

Help us share music with our community

This November, donate your old phones, music playing equipment or instruments, and we will find them a new home

Perth Symphony Orchestra mini concerts tour Brightwater homes

Perth Symphony Orchestra performs a series of mini concerts for Brightwater residents

Delivering ice cream in style

Onslow Garden receives custom built ice cream cart from Men's Shed

Volunteer brings years of joy to Brightwater residents

Brightwater Volunteer Lyn Brown provides 13 years of support to residents

Brightwater’s Research into Dementia

Brightwater's Research Centre uncovers solutions that make a real difference to people’s lives, including people living with Dementia.

Brightwater’s Specialist Dementia Care Program celebrates 1 year anniversary

Brightwater officially opened to the doors to first trial of the Federal Government’s Specialist Dementia Care Program (SDCP) one year ago.

Getting to know our clients deeply

Getting to know our clients deeply is at the core of what our team does every day.

The Cove hosts inaugural inter-house games

Residents had their first ever inter-house games, with four teams competing for the inaugural trophy over a two-day carnival event.

Meet Bronnie Edgcombe Administration Assistant at The Village

Entering The Village, you are always greeted with a warm welcome from Bronnie

How Sallina helps her clients communicate with confidence

We spoke with Sallina Le, a Speech Pathologist at Oats Street

Weekend Entrepreneurs launch succulent sale in Manning

Brightwater clients launch their own mini market selling potted succulents

Meet Therapy Assistant Rozanne Schmulian

Brightwater Disability Therapy Assistant Rozanne Schmulian explains why she loves her job so much

A special trip to North Fremantle

Brightwater resident Ray takes a sentimental journey through his old stomping grounds of North Fremantle

Apple watch and television assist in Pam’s core care

Pam receives special gifts thanks to Life's Possibilities fundraising initiative

The ins and outs of retirement fees

Our Kingsway Court Retirement Village Commercial Services General Manager Darren Woolcott talks to The West about retirement fees.

From little things, big things grow

Meet Terry, a client at our brain rehabilitation centre, Oats Street.

Woodside lends it support to Brightwater Buddies Program

Our Brightwater Buddies Program is expanding! Thanks to Woodside’s generous donation and support.

Aged Care Employee Day

With Aged Care Employee Day being celebrated on Friday, 7 August 2020, we wanted to dedicate this week to recognising our amazing staff.

A sweet gift for Brightwater aged care residents

Men's Sheds across Perth make ice cream carts for Brightwater's Aged Care homes.

Opera stars turn on pop-up concert for Brightwater residents and staff

The idea that music soothes the soul inspired Brightwater to host a series of intimate concerts for clients and staff.

Creative at Heart

Brightwater resident Colin looks back on his life on the stage and behind the easel.

Celebrating 20 years at The Oaks

On July 17, we celebrate twenty years since our first client stepped through the doors of The Oaks, Waikiki.

Brightwater's Phase 4: An update to visitor restrictions (residential aged care)

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Brightwater’s Phase 4: An update to visitor restrictions (community houses)

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Embracing an inclusive community spirit

Now more than ever, feeling part of a community is an important aspect of life, and that’s just what you’ll get at Kingsway Court retirement village

Brightwater at Home providing essential support to clients

Brightwater at Home services assisting clients in keeping socially connected

Brightwater's Phase 3: An update to visitor restrictions (residential aged care)

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Brightwater’s Phase 3: An update to visitor restrictions (community houses)

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Reimagining the meal experience

Brightwater Hospitality Services Manager, Philip (Phil) Waldron has been avidly developing and implementing the ‘Reimagining the meal experience’ project

A green thumbs up to the Weekend Entrepreneurs

Clients have been taking part in ‘The Weekend Entrepreneurs’ volunteer program to engage clients on weekends

A unique pen pal friendship blossoms

The Brightwater Buddies program connects a young university student with Onslow Gardens resident

Staff and residents at The Oaks are "one large family"

Brightwater Resident, Susan Henderson thanks staff on their commitment to keeping residents happy

Volunteering is a vocation for Ian

We want to take the opportunity to celebrate each of our wonderful volunteers

Important Update: Brightwater At Home clients and families

An update from our home care team

Let’s celebrate our nurses!

We hear from Brightwater Nurse Practitioner, Sheila on her commitment to the industry

Music to our ears

Residents at Onslow Gardens enjoyed a visit from Freeze Frame Opera

Important update: Adjustment to visitor restrictions (Community Houses)

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Important update: Adjustment to visitor restrictions (Residential Aged Care)

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Important Update: COVID-19 and Residential Aged Care

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Important update: COVID-19 and Disability Community Houses

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Watch our complete 'Senior Stories' video series

11 Brightwater clients share their tales, talents and triumphs with the world

Important Update: COVID-19 and Residential Sites Visiting Restrictions

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Important Update: COVID-19 and Community Houses Visiting Restrictions

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Why it’s important to stay connected during a crisis – and how to do it

Make your personal wellbeing a priority

Hand-washing 101: How to protect yourself and others

Doing it right is more important than ever

4 reasons to get your daily dose of sunshine

Some sunlight might be just what you need

Important Update: COVID-19

Our plan to ensure the health and wellbeing of our clients

Important Update: Brightwater At Home clients & COVID-19

Key steps to ensure your health and wellbeing

Shining a light on social work

Celebrating World Social Work Day on March 17

Coronavirus update

How we are proactively preparing for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

12 quotes about caring

We couldn't have put it better ourselves.

Home Care or Aged Care Home: What’s right for you?

Let's compare the benefits

Meet our Music Therapist, Marie

In celebration of World Music Therapy Day on March 1

Brightwater CEO appointed to expert Advisory Panel

Brightwater CEO has been appointed to the DAACM expert Advisory Panel

Team Kumosawa fundraise for Brightwater

Four friends on a mission to get healthy for a good cause!

14 inspirational quotes for people with disabilities

Wise words about ability and perseverance

Over $26,000 raised in Christmas Appeal

Your donations helped make some small wishes come true

Annie turns 100!

Introducing Perth's newest centenarian

Therapy friends leave a lasting impression

These candid canines produced smiles throughout the office

Smiles soar at the Kickstart Summer Concert

A joyful day for all involved

Why spiritual care is important in aged care

Spirituality is bigger than religion

Brightwater celebrates Perth PrideFest

You can never have enough colour!

Our commitment to accessibility

Introducing ReadSpeaker to our website

Smiles beam at Downer Getaway Camp

Another successful year at the Downer Getaway Camp

Scholarships announced at Annual General Meeting

We are proud to award two scholarships to three staff members

6 tips for a better night’s sleep

Everything just works better when you're sleeping well

4 ways that friendship enriches your life

Why friends are so vital for our wellbeing

Jamie’s motivation shines through

Celebrating our employees this OT week

Science and creativity spark Elysia’s passion

Celebrating our employees this OT week

Increased independence and reduced cost of care for people with brain injury

Collaborative research project with ICWA

Participants have a ball at annual bowling tournament

A fantastic team building experience for all involved

6 reasons to keep reading books

Do yourself a favour and find a real page-turner!

Brain injury recovery the focus of new scholarship

Supporting the transition from rehabilitation to home

Celebrating our staff on Australian Citizenship Day

A few of our staff have recently become Australian Citizens!

Spring cleaning tips for seniors

It's time for your annual cleaning spree!

A passionate path leads Sandra in the right direction

Celebrating our employees this Speech Pathology Week

Supporting families affected by brain injury or younger onset dementia

A collaboration between Brightwater and the University of Western Australia

One-stop shop for NDIS tools and resources

An online toolkit to help guide you through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Margaretta shares 42 years with Brightwater

Celebrating our fantastic employees this Aged Care Employee Day

Jude rejoices in the independence of elders

Celebrating our fantastic employees this Aged Care Employee Day

Tanya’s versatility shines through

Celebrating our fantastic employees this Aged Care Employee Day

5 fall prevention tips for seniors

Just one bad fall can set off a domino effect

Dushica delighted with International Student of the Year award

A move to Australia re-ignited motivation to pursue her passion

Headphones a hit at Brightwater Kingsley

Kingsley residents and staff enjoy silent disco in style

21 things you're never too old for

Colouring books, Christmas, 'crazy' hair and more!

What does an NDIS Support Coordinator do?

A partner to help you breathe life into your NDIS Plan

10 simple stress relief remedies

What to do when a stress ball just won't cut it

A collaborative approach to rehabilitation

Working together to strengthen our model of care

30 wellbeing tips for everybody

Strategies to help you feel better, inside and out

Suburban Safari

Onslow Gardens residents enjoyed a delightful day at Perth Zoo

When is it time to downsize?

5 signs it might be time to make the move

5 facts about dementia

Often it’s only when someone close to us is affected that we really begin to understand what it means

Brightwater CEO to join UWA think tank

Our CEO has been appointed to the advisory board of The University of Western Australia’s newest think tank.

5 reasons to use a better hotel laundry and linen service

Brightwater Linen provides crisp, clean laundry to over 70 hotels across Perth

How music helps Ron reconnect with those around him

The Music Pharmacy brings joy and rejuvenation to residents just like Ron

Barbara’s devotion inspires volunteering vocation

Seeing clients get up and dance is truly brilliant, says Barbara.

Why gardening is so good for you

With benefits like stress relief and better hand strength, don't even think about neglecting your green thumb!

John’s passion for volunteering shines through

Celebrating 19 years of volunteering with Brightwater

Royal Commission Update

CEO Jennifer Lawrence says her experience of the Commission was encouraging

5 big benefits of creative expression

Creativity isn't just for kids and 'artsy' types

Brightwater welcomes funding for Meaningful Ageing Australia campaign

Supporting our clients spiritual needs is of utmost importance

16 positive quotes about ageing

Some of our favourite words of wisdom

Brains behind Brightwater present at ASSBI

Staff show their strength in brain injury research

Handy apps for seniors and people with disabilities

There's an app for that!

The role of allied health in aged care and disability support

From speech pathology to social work, allied health is key

A thoughtful donation puts Reg back on track

A passionate hobby can make all the difference to your wellbeing

6 health benefits of laughter

Is laughter really the best medicine?

10 tips for better brain health

For Brain Awareness Week, we're highlighting what you can do to maximise your health up there.

5 reasons to keep walking as you get older

Keeping the body active maximises your ability to do everyday tasks in later life

Home safety tips for seniors

A few small changes around the house can really reduce the risk of accidents and falls

Kicking goals at Oats Street

West Coast Eagles visit the crew at Oats Street Rehabilitation Centre

Why you should volunteer in aged care or disability support

Need convincing to give back to your community? Read this

4 reasons why pets are so good for our wellbeing

Pets make the perfect companion

Brightwater to pilot specialist dementia unit

Providing expertise in delivering specialised dementia care

6 home care services you didn’t know you could get

There's more to home care than housework

5 things to consider when choosing a retirement village

Downsizing?

Aimee's flying high at 103

Birralee resident celebrates a wonderful year well lived

Celebrating Christmas with ageing parents

Make meaningful memories this holiday season

Barnyard buddies a hit at Kingsley

Celebrating Life in the Country as part of WA Seniors Week

What support does the NDIS cover?

Find out services can be accessed with NDIS funding

Reaching new heights at the Downer Getaway Camp

Smiles of joy for clients and staff at the third annual Downer Getaway Camp

6 reasons why music improves wellbeing

Music makes us feel good, but have you ever wondered why?

Introducing the Music Pharmacy

For Brightwater clients, groove is in the heart

Odyssey journey begins for new village

Odyssey Residences at Beaumaris Beach is now underway

Brightwater wins ILC grant

The grant will support people with disability to connect with communities

A volunteer with a big heart

Our volunteers come in different shapes and sizes.

Counting the cost of dementia

New national research shows it costs around $88,000 a year to provide health and residential care