Interview with Helene Francois, Administration Officer

Find out more about our newest staff member’s very interesting and diverse professional and personal background…

What are your qualifications or current studies?

I have a degree in Packaging Engineering and Technology. I worked in that field for 16 years with some large multinational companies. When I decided to change direction, I saw an opportunity to apply my skills and experience to Operations Management and Administrative Support.

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Preventing Falls

How to prevent falls in the elderly, and what to do when falls occur

With Fall Prevention Week coming up next month on 22-28 September, it’s an excellent time to consider making your home fall-free for your elderly loved ones. At Twilight Aged Care, we care not just for our residents but for all elderly people in our community, so we have put together some thoughts and advice that can help you take steps towards reducing the often-devastating risks of a fall.
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Industry Reviews of our Book, An Australian Story: Twilight House 1915-2015, by Ron Ringer

By 15th August, 2017 News No Comments

Author and Historian, Ron Ringer at the book launch

We are very pleased to  have received some very positive reviews of our book from esteemed commentators within the Australian aged care and healthcare sectors…

“The very best historians are sensitive to the wider cultural factors that impact on their subjects. At the same time they write in ways that engage their readers. Ron Ringer is such an historian. While recording the details  of the founding and evolution of Twilight House in New South Wales since 1915, he is ever alert to the changing social, political and economic influences affecting founders, administrators and residents. No matter the changes, the abiding exemplary lesson of Twilight Aged Care over the decades for aged care services today is this: despite increasing financial pressures, respect for dignity of residents must remain paramount.”Dr Gerald A. Arbuckle, SM, Ph.D. Author: Humanizing Healthcare Reforms (2013) Read More

Minister Launches Story of one of Australia’s Oldest Not-for-profit Aged Care Providers

By 11th August, 2017 News No Comments

The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP Minister for Aged Care officially launched an important new book about one of Australia’s oldest continuously operating not-for-profit aged care providers, Twilight Aged Care in Sydney today.
The launch, which was appropriately held in the historic Lady Mayoress’s Rooms at Sydney Town Hall, the same location where the first meeting of a group of very influential women brainstormed the idea of Twilight House, a home to meet a community need to care for elderly women in Sydney’s north, took place. Read More

Volunteers in Focus

Twilight has been part of an important volunteer program with Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MS) that has greatly benefited residents. Known as the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) and funded by the Australian Government, MS plays a vital role in providing companionship for people living in Aged Care Homes or living in their own homes and receiving care.

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Twilight Residents Out and About

It’s been a busy social calendar this past quarter for residents of Twilight Aged Care, with musicals, morning teas, farewells and more. Our Recreational Activity Officers (RAOs) are always looking for ways to strengthen partnerships with community groups such as local schools as this brings mutual benefits to our residents and the community.

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HR NEWS: Learning and Development

Twilight has some wonderful learning and education programs currently being rolled out. The ‘We Are Twilight’ series of workshops, facilitated by our Workplace Trainer, Geraldine Koh have been well attended and the results are already being noted throughout the homes with employees displaying a renewed sense of purpose and understanding of the four key Twilight values and their meaning. This is a mandatory training program which began in April and is carried out over two phases. Series 2 will begin next financial year and rollout will begin in 2018. Series 2 is about creating a ‘learning’ organisation.

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New Faces at Twilight

Ivy Ocampo, Registered Nurse at Glengarry

Twilight warmly welcomes our newest staff members…

Glengarry

We are pleased to welcome Ivy Ocampo to the position of Registered Nurse at Glengarry. Ivy commenced on 10 July and will generally work Wednesday to Friday. Ivy brings with her significant aged care experience having previously worked with both New Horizons Aged Care and Baptist Care.

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