New South Wales aged care and retirement living provider Warrigal is expanding its services to the Australian Capital Territory following the acquisition of two Bupa Aged Care homes.

The homes in the Canberra suburbs of Calwell and Stirling have a combined total of 288 residential aged care places and will make 11 aged care homes for Warrigal.

It operates nine other care homes across the Illawarra, Southern Highlands and Queanbeyan regions of NSW in addition to retirement villages and home care services in those areas.

Warrigal assumes responsibility of the homes from Tuesday 1 December.

It will hold celebrations at both locations on the day to mark the significant event and welcome the managers, staff and residents of the homes to the organisation.

Warrigal CEO Mark Sewell said he looked forward to joining these two new aged care homes with the Warrigal and expanding the organisation’s services.

“The Calwell and Stirling homes are in close proximity to our Queanbeyan home. This means we can offer a high level of localised support to both homes to residents and their families as well as staff,” Mr Sewell said.

“This expansion will allow us to reach and support older people from these new areas, which aligns with our values and vision of older people living great lives through a comprehensive, local and trusted aged care system. Our first steps will be to ensure the wellbeing of residents and any staff concerns are addressed,” he said.

Mr Sewell said the provider looks forward to building relationships with the staff, residents and their families.

Bupa Aged Care’s Stirling facility

Bupa Aged Care regional operations director northern region Phil Mackney said Warrigal was well placed to meet residents’ needs, and had the local resources and support network to successfully operate the two care homes.

“We’ve spoken to our residents and assured them they will continue to be cared for by the team of employees they know and trust, while being supported by a reputable local provider,” Mr Mackney said.

Senior managers at Warrigal will hold meetings to speak with residents, relatives and employees to address any questions.

Warrigal said all staff jobs are secure and residents and their families will continue to receive communications from Warrigal to ensure their experience is positive.

Main image: Bupa Aged Care’s Calwell facility.

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