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Latest news & articles

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

To recognise Speech Pathology Week, 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.

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

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

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)

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!

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

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

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

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!

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

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

A collaborative approach to rehabilitation

Working together to strengthen our model of care

Suburban Safari

Onslow Gardens residents enjoyed a delightful day at Perth Zoo

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.

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.

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

Brightwater welcomes funding for Meaningful Ageing Australia campaign

Supporting our clients spiritual needs is of utmost importance

Brains behind Brightwater present at ASSBI

Staff show their strength in brain injury research

A thoughtful donation puts Reg back on track

A passionate hobby can make all the difference to your wellbeing

Kicking goals at Oats Street

West Coast Eagles visit the crew at Oats Street Rehabilitation Centre

Brightwater to pilot specialist dementia unit

Providing expertise in delivering specialised dementia care

Aimee's flying high at 103

Birralee resident celebrates a wonderful year well lived

Barnyard buddies a hit at Kingsley

Celebrating Life in the Country as part of WA Seniors Week

Reaching new heights at the Downer Getaway Camp

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

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