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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.

Maddies Café becomes community hub for residents, staff and neighbours

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

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.

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

Communication is everyone's right

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

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

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: Residential aged care clients and families, 11 July 2021

An update following the Premier's announcement

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.

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

Please read this 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.

The importance of meal experiences that nurture and provide nutrition

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

The economic return of Aged Care in WA in 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

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: Residential aged care 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

Residential aged care and disability update from Brightwater: 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

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: 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

First sod turned at Brightwater Inglewood

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

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

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.

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

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

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

A special trip to North Fremantle

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

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.

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 3: An update to visitor restrictions (residential aged care)

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 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

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 (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

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

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

Why spiritual care is important in aged care

Spirituality is bigger than religion

Jamie’s motivation shines through

Celebrating our employees this OT week

A passionate path leads Sandra in the right direction

Celebrating our employees this Speech Pathology Week

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

Headphones a hit at Brightwater Kingsley

Kingsley residents and staff enjoy silent disco in style

Suburban Safari

Onslow Gardens residents enjoyed a delightful day at Perth Zoo

5 facts about dementia

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

How music helps Ron reconnect with those around him

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

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

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

Why you should volunteer in aged care or disability support

Need convincing to give back to your community? Read this

Brightwater to pilot specialist dementia unit

Providing expertise in delivering specialised dementia care

What is respite care for seniors (and where to find it)

Everyone deserves a break every now and then

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

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

A volunteer with a big heart

Our volunteers come in different shapes and sizes.