SBS program Podcasts

Here you can listen to Fronditha Care’s latest news, featured in the SBS program.

Fronditha Care Newcastle welcomes back visitors

Listen to Garrison Brassington, Manager of Fronditha Care Newcastle, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about welcoming visitors back to the aged care facility, the most touching moments between residents and their loved ones and what makes Fronditha Care Newcastle unique.

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“I had performed voluntarily over 100 times for Fronditha Care’s elderly”

Listen to Vasilis Spiridakos , veteran Greek-Australian musician, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about how music changed his life and why he feels gratitude towards Fronditha Care.

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How technology can help people with dementia

Listen to Professor Dennis Velakoulis , Clinical Director of the Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital , speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about the latest developments in dementia and how technology can assist people with dementia.

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Fronditha Care officially opens its state of the art facility in St Albans

Listen to Jim Scantsonihas, Executive GM Residential Services, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about Fronditha Care’s new 90-bed residential facility in St Albans.

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Why there is not a proper dementia test for Greek Australians

Listen to Matthew Staios, Greek-Australian neuropsychologist, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about why Greek Australians are up to three times more likely to be misdiagnosed with dementia.

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Great recognition of the exceptional care and service delivery at Fronditha Care’s Templestowe facility

Listen to Renee Bognar, Templestowe Residential Care Manager , speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about what makes the Templestowe facility so special and how the team recently received a full three year re accreditation.

 

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Why dementia affects more people every year

Listen to Dr Arthur Kokkinias, Psychiatrist and Secretary of The Hellenic Medical Society of Australia , speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about Dementia as a condition, why it affects millions of people every year and if there is a stigma towards people living with dementia.

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How Fronditha Care is helping residents with dementia

Listen to Georgia Tzebetzi, Clinical Care Coordinator in Fronditha Care’s Clayton facility, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about Fronditha Care’s assistance to residents with dementia and why it is necessary to learn more about dementia and break the stigma around it.

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“It is the best thing that happened to me”

Listen to Evangelia Sofronidou, Care Advisor, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about Fronditha Care’s Community Services, work opportunities and  why she loves working for the elderly.

 

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Why Fronditha Care is an employer of choice in aged care

Listen to Kathleen Fisher, Executive GM People and Culture, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about Fronditha Care’s career opportunities and why the organisation is an employer of choice.

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“Fronditha Care helped me get back studying”

Listen to Dimitri Kannas, Maintenance Manager in Fronditha Care’s Thornbury facility, speak to Odysseas Kripotos about Fronditha Care’s financial assistance in his decision to enroll in a post-graduate course and develop his skills.

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What do aged care employees learn from the elderly?

Listen to Fronditha Care’s employees, Eirini Tzorou, Milika (Agapi) Themelko,  Greg Petroutsos, and Shayne- Ann Nanales, reflect on their journey in aged care, the lessons learned from the elderly and why they would suggest to anyone join the industry.

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Why are we hesitant to ask for help from an aged care facility?

Listen to Phycologist Katerina Papamarkou speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis, about the phycological issues most caregivers face, how we can help our loved ones better and what makes residents in aged care facilities happy.

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“I cook to make them happy”

Listen to Gloria Andriolas, Chef in Fronditha Care’s St Albans facility, speak to Odysseas Kripotos, and Ria Georgiadis about her recent award from the Oscar Care Group, why she loves cooking for the elderly and what she anticipated most in the new St Albans facility.

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Over $9,000 donated to the new Fronditha Care facility in St Albans

Listen to Gregorios Lodge Worshipful Master speak to Odysseas Kripotos, about the donations the Lodge and the Grand Lodge made towards the purchase of equipment for the new Fronditha Care facility in St Albans.

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Why communication is key for the mental health of the elderly

Listen to Anton Anagnostou, Counsellor and Wellbeing Practitioner, speak to Odysseas Kripotos, and Ria Georgiadis about the mental health of older adults,  how the pandemic affected them and why we need to communicate more often with our friends and family.

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Caring for the elderly in the Greek community- The story of a Personal Care Worker

Listen to Busra Omag, Personal Care Worker, speak to Odysseas Kripotos, and Ria Georgiadis about her experience interacting with the elderly, her connection to Greek culture and why she suggests others to join Fronditha Care.

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Fronditha Care’s CEO recognised in the Order of Australia Honours

Listen to Faye Spiteri- Tsolakis, Fronditha Care’s CEO, speak to Odysseas Kripotos, and Ria Georgiadis about her recognition in the category Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division, for service to the community through social change organisations.

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“I feel like I am assisting my own family, not clients that need care.”

Listen to Sissi Kouklatzi, Personal Care Worker, speak to Odysseas Kripotos, and Ria Georgiadis about what she enjoys most working in Fronditha Care and why she wants to pursue a career in Aged Care.

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Fronditha Care’s Community Services help hundreds, even during lockdown

Listen to Penny Athanasopoulos- Hobson, Executive General Manager Community Services, speak to Odysseas Kripotos, and Ria Georgiadis about the plethora of Community Services Fronditha Care offers and how services are delivered safely and effectively during the lockdown in Melbourne.

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Gregorios Lodge supporting our elderly in St Albans

Listen to Jim Karabatsos, Gregorios Lodge representative, speak to Odysseas Kripotos the big event the Lodge is organising to help the Fronditha Care residents in St Albans.

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More career opportunities in Fronditha Care

Listen to Yiannis Androulakis, People and Culture Business Partner, speak to Odysseas Kripotos about the new career opportunities in Fronditha Care.

 

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” I am such a huge fan of Fronditha Care”, Clare O’Neil

Listen to Shadow Aged Care Minister Clare O’Neil speak to Odysseas Kripotos during her recent visit in Fronditha Care’s Support Hub.

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How Fronditha Care will celebrate Holy Week

Listen to Fronditha Care’s Templestowe Leisure and Activity member, Dimitra Gilaka, speak to Odysseas Kripotos about the Templestowe team’s upcoming activities for the Holy Week, and how Greek traditions are celebrated in Fronditha Care’s facility.

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“In Fronditha Care’s Social Support Groups, we feel like a family”

Listen to Fronditha Care’s Social Support Groups Coordinator, Sofia Keretzidis, speak to Odysseas Kripotos about the family-like environment in the Groups, the cultural centred activities and how more elderly can join them.

 

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Fronditha Care Clayton’s lifestyle team receives The OSCARS Recognition of Excellence program

Another success for the Lifestyle Team from Fronditha Care Clayton, the latest recipient of The OSCARS Recognition of Excellence program. OSCAR Care Group recognised the Lifestyle Team’s excellence & passion in ensuring that their consumers’ mind, body & spirit is stimulated throughout every day at Fronditha Care Clayton. Listen to the team members talk to Odysseas Kripotos about the essential ingredients of their success, how they design their program and what effect it has on the residents.

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A 100 year’s old undocumented poem about the Greek revolution finally comes to light

Fronditha Care has contacted several members of its big “family” to talk about the Greek War of Independence bicentennial. Listen to Chris Papaioannou, SSG’s participant, narrated an undocumented poem that his father wrote 100 years ago, while life member and volunteer Jim Kalodimos spoke about the main lessons all should remember from Greeks’ heroic war against the Ottoman empire in 1821.

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Fronditha Care’s CEO talks about the Greek War of Independence bicentennial

Fronditha Care’s CEO Faye Spiteri Tsolakis speaks Odysseas Kripotos about the bicentenary of the Greek war for independence, its meaning for her and how it can influence people living in Australia.

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How Fronditha Care’s activities program brings joy to its residents

Lifestyle and Activities Officer in Fronditha Care’s Thornbury facility, Litsa Togia, speaks to Odysseas Kripotos about the culturally centred activities program Fronditha Care implements and how it positively affects the residents. 

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International Women’s Day- First generation Greek Australian women share their stories

Listen to Fronditha Care’s Residents, and Home Care Package recipients share their stories of resilience, courage and self-denial.

In order of appearance: Anna Dris, Despina Delioridis, Helen Harisi, Katina Ardonis, Katina Panousis, Metaxia Dimitropoulos, Panagiota Keramaris, Androula Christou

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Fronditha Care pivots to the future after necessary changes

Listen to Fronditha Care’s new CEO Faye Spiteri (Tsolakis) talk to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about the organisation’s model of care, change, and Fronditha Care’s next steps.

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“Cooking for the elderly is very rewarding. Being able to create a dish for a person that they really enjoy can change their day and their outlook.”

Amarinder Singh, Head Chef at Fronditha Care’s Hippocrates facility in Mayfield NSW, is the latest recipient of The OSCARS Recognition of Excellence program.  OSCAR Care Group recognised Amarinder’s excellence & passion in taking the time to personally review his delicious & nutritious menus with his residents to ensure that they enjoy every meal.

Listen to  Amarinder Singh,  speak to Odysseas Kripotos about his exploration of different cuisines, his passion to serve the elderly and the connection between the Greek and Indian cuisine.

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Why Fronditha Care’s Community Services attract hundreds of elders

Listen to  Melania Kotinopoulou, Care Consultant, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about Fronditha Care’s Community Services and why the culture centric care of the organisation attracts hundreds of elders.

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“I may not look like Greek, but I feel 100% Greek inside”

Listen to  Ngoni Hwenjere, Staff Awards 2020 Outstanding Contribution Award Recipient, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about his love for the elderly and Fronditha Care, and why he claims that, despite his look, he feels 100% Greek.

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What Community Services Fronditha Care offers

Listen to  Lydia Kiropoulou,  Access and Support Coordinator, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about Fronditha Care’s Community Services, My Aged Care and the evaluation process for Home Care Packages.

 

 

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Happy carers= Happy Elders. How you can boost your career at Fronditha Care

Listen to Yiannis Androulakis, People and Culture Business Partner, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about how Fronditha Care supports the development of its staff and why people should consider the aged care sector for their future career.

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Templestowe chef becomes the inaugural recipient of The OSCARS Recognition of Excellence program

Listen to Maria Kaitatzis, Chef at Fronditha Care’s Templestowe facility, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about her recent distinction as the inaugural recipient of The OSCARS Recognition of Excellence program.

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What is Open Disclosure and why you should know about it

Listen to Heleni Bagiartakis, Executive GM Strategy, Advocacy & Business Development of Fronditha Care, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about Open Disclosure, why it’s crucial for consumers and how it can help in developing Fronditha Care’s services.

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Our residents talk about cinema and their favourite actors

Listen to our residents from our St Albans facility, talk to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about Greek movies, their favourite actors and cinemas in Greece and Australia.

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Why people want to work in Fronditha Care

Listen to brothers Doriana Prempti and Joanna Typaldos, Domestic Assistants for Fronditha Care,  speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about changing careers, what they love about Fronditha Care and their interactions with the elderly.

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Remembering George Yiannis- A discussion with his sons

Listen to brothers Lukas, Kon and Alex Yiannis speak to Odysseas Kripotos about their father’s, George Yiannis, legacy. An esteemed member of the Greek community, George Yiannis was known for his kindness, hard work and selfless contribution to many organisations, such as Fronditha Care.

 

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Fronditha Care records significant increase in clientele

Listen to Fronditha Care’s CEO, Michael Malakonas, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Zoe Angeli, Executive GM Communications and Public Affairs,  about Fronditha Care’s substantial increase in service, its financial state and future steps.

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How Fronditha Care Newcastle brings elders from diverse backrounds together

Listen to Garrison Brassington, Clinical Care Coordinator in Fronditha Care Newcastle, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about the special care approach the facility follows and the vibrant activity program that brings elderly from diverse backgrounds together.

 

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Enterprise Risk – How the pandemic has shed a light on the need for it in aged care

Listen to Helen Bagiartakis, Executive GM Strategy, Advocacy & Business Development, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about the reasons all aged care organisations should adopt an Enterprise Risk strategy, what policies should be heightened, and why the aged care sector might still not be ready for another major outbreak.

 

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How Home Care Packages can help you live independently in your home

Listen to Home Care Advisors Eleftheria Sachinidou and Katherine Vasiliadis speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about Home Care Packages, how can assist older people in their everyday life and how Fronditha Care can help you with the application.

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How culturally appropriate communication helps people with dementia

Listen to PCW Paula Hatzinikolaou speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Heleni Velissaris about her decision to change career and join aged care, the lessons the elderly teach her every day and why we should be empathetic towards people with dementia.

 

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How peer support groups help employees stay mentally healthy during the pandemic

Listen to the Manager Direct Care Services Sylvia Tzimas, speak to Odysseas Kripotos and Heleni Velissaris about the different initiatives to keep Personal Cares Worker safe during the pandemic, the demand for Home Care Packages and the current employment opportunities in Fronditha Care.

 

 

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Fronditha Care’s response to COVID-19

Fronditha Care’s President, Professor Eugenia Pedagogos speaks to Odysseas Kripotos and Ria Georgiadis about COVID-19, Fronditha Care’s strategy to protect its people from the pandemic and why it’s crucial everyone to support the mission of the organisation. 

 

 

 

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Helping people with dementia in GALINI

Clinical Care Coordinator in Fronditha Care’s Clayton facility Georgia Tzebetzi speaks to Odysseas Kripotos and Helen Velissaris about her journey in helping the elderly, the GALINI Memory Support Unit in Clayton and why it’s essential to show respect to everyone living with dementia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our residential services and COVID-19: Adaptation and lessons to be learnt

Listen to Fronditha Care’s EGM of Residential Services, Jim Scantsonihas talk to Odysseas Kripotos and Helen Velissaris about how our residential services have adapted over the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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