Australian Unity, the successful bidder for the Home Care Service of NSW, which holds a 70 per cent market share in NSW, said it is committed to expanding the service’s unique Aboriginal Home Care unit, when it takes over the reins in early 2016.
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Mutual organisation Australian Unity has signed an agreement with the NSW Government to accept the transfer of the Home Care Service of NSW in a $114 million deal due to be finalised by early 2016.
In this wrap: Stockland and Opal start work on Cardinal Freeman facility; Australian Unity purchases Elderslee Retirement Village; and technology embedded in BaptistCare’s new Canberra facility.
The clear distinction between care and accommodation costs is starting to have a positive impact for providers but the revenue streams from each should be clearly separated on the ledger, according to experts.
While there is great intent among aged care providers, there is still a lot of work to do around choice and systems before consumers will be able to direct their own services, the sector’s first major conference of 2015 heard this week.
FOCUS: From July, reablement will be an underlying principle in both home care and home support, but experts and providers fear that its inclusion in policy won’t necessarily translate into practice.
In the latest sector purchases, Australian Unity has announced it will acquire INS Health Care, the home care division of The INS Group, while Opal Aged Care’s takeover of Stockland’s aged care portfolio has been finalised.
Blue Care opens its largest project to date, while Australian Unity unveils a community centre to act as a ‘wellbeing hub’ for residents.
Warrigal to build innovative hub; Australian Unity acquires 50% share in KNS; BlueCross acquires home; providers develop management app; Pathways opens latest facility.
There are plenty of interested eyes on Australian Unity’s new model of medium high rise inner city living and care for older Melburnians as construction kicks off.
Australian Unity is about to start work on its largest retirement community at Mornington.
The appointment is a direct outcome of the Victorian provider’s new strategic plan.
A new seniors living precinct planned for the inner-city suburb of Carlton will provide services to enhance social connecticity as well as care and accommodation.