Gary Barnier steps down from Opal Aged Care while long-serving chief of LHI Retirement Services Tim Gray retires.
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Also in this story: Opal opens $27 million aged facility near Newcastle; SwanCare gets green light for $60 million upgrade; and Twilight forms new community alliance.
Providers need to find ways to encourage consumers to invest in their own care or else they rely on government funding that won’t keep pace, says CEO.
Estia acquires Kennedy group; Japara acquires Profke Aged Care; Warrigal starts work on new villa; new ILUs for Bethanie; Opal opens its largest new build to date; construction starts on PAC’s new community; Resthaven unveils new head office.
Life Care to make $300 million investment across portfolio; SCCV takes on council facilities; Opal opens $13 million redevelopment at Orange facility; Churches of Christ acquires Queensland site; Goodwin releases final stage of new development.
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.
Friday’s news wrap: Opal acquires Aquarius Aged Care; ACH to trial benefits of staff exercise program; innovators in ageing announced; govt grants scheme targets young dementia researchers; consumers invited to rank their aged care priorities.
The people of Mossman in Far North Queensland, who have been waiting 20 years for an aged care facility in their town, got one step closer yesterday with 42 bed licences awarded in ACAR, only to miss out on a capital grant.
Aged care executives were among the 1,000 business and community leaders who slept out last night to raise funds and community awareness of homelessness.
One of Australia’s largest aged care operators, Domain Principal Group, has rebranded as Opal Aged Care and launched a partnership with Alzheimer’s Australia NSW to position itself as a provider of ‘specialist’ aged care services.
Opposition leader Tony Abbott has said he would direct funding from the aged care workforce supplement back to the general pool of aged care funding to the delight of provider peaks and the wrath of unions.
To survive the new environment, aged care providers need to increase their investment in a skilled and educated workforce and not be afraid to spruik the real value of the services and quality they offer, conference delegates were told this week.
Government representatives, community members, emergency services workers and nursing home employees gathered today to mark the commencement of rebuilding the Quakers Hill nursing home which was damaged by fire in 2011.
Leaders of aged care providers, a union and a senior’s advocacy group will all be sleeping on the streets tomorrow night, in a show of solidarity with homeless Australians – and an effort to raise money.