Baptistcare will assume ownership and management of Global Care’s two residential facilities, two retirement villages, day respite centre and home care services on 1 July 2020.
A strong partnership approach to transitioning the facilities and services promises a seamless experience for Global Care residents, retirees and clients, as well as employees as they transfer to Baptistcare.
Baptistcare CEO, Russell Bricknell, said the announcement is a significant milestone for Baptistcare which made the decision to transition out of disability services in 2018 and focus solely on the delivery of quality, person-directed care and services for seniors.
“Since then we have embarked on a program of growth and innovation across the entire organisation including acquisitions and new projects to enable older Western Australians to remain in their communities as they age which we believe is vitally important,” he said.
“This agreement allows us to extend this philosophy to the Swan and York catchment areas which both have rapidly ageing populations and residents who don’t want to move away from the cities and towns they love simply because they need additional care or support.”
Mr Bricknell said in addition to Baptistcare and Global Care sharing a not-for-profit ethos and a commitment to the highest standards of care, both organisations recognise the importance of relationships.
“We’re delighted to be welcoming Global Care employees and volunteers to the Baptistcare team which means residents and clients will continue to be surrounded by familiar faces and people who know them as individuals.”
Global Care CEO, Krystal Laurentsch, said the specific needs of local seniors in the City of Swan and the Wheatbelt has always been the driving force behind the organisation which was first established 29 years ago.
“It led to the Board’s decision to transition our facilities and services to a specialist aged care provider that is a leader in what has become a highly complex sector,” she said.
“We are pleased that the local communities we serve will continue to benefit from a holistic and individualised approach to care and support, and the expertise for which Baptistcare is renowned.”
The Global Care announcement comes on top of Baptistcare’s recent purchase of a 6.7 hectare site in Byford that will allow the creation of an exciting ageing in place hub in the heart of Serpentine Jarrahdale.
It has also acquired the Kalkarni residential aged care facility in the Wheatbelt town of Brookton which it had been managing on behalf of the Shire of Brookton since 2008.
“When the transition is complete on 1 July, we will have a 1500 strong workforce, a network of more than 300 volunteers and we will be delivering care and services through 12 residential facilities and 12 retirement villages,” said Mr Bricknell.
“It is another step towards achieving our Vision of enabling a meaningful life for more West Australians by understanding what matters most to our residents and customers, and ensuring we deliver on this commitment every day.”