The 1st of July 2020 was a significant milestone for Baptistcare as we officially assumed ownership and management of Global Care Group’s two residential facilities, two retirement villages, day respite centre and home care services located in York and Midland.
Residents and customers were welcomed to the Baptistcare family at special morning and afternoon tea events hosted by CEO, Russell Bricknell and Board Chair Garry McGrechan.
Mr Bricknell said while ownership might have changed, the local heritage and character of the facilities and services will remain.
“The Swan and Wheatbelt catchment areas have a rapidly ageing population, and residents shouldn’t have to move away simply because they need additional care or support.
“We know it’s important to remain connected to family, friends, and local community at every age.”
He also warmly welcomed Global Care Group’s local employees and volunteers to the Baptistcare team.
“While bricks and mortar are an important part of aged care, retirement living, and respite care, so are highly skilled and familiar faces who know and understand the people they care for and support.”
Baptistcare now has a 1400 strong workforce and a network of more than 300 volunteers delivering care and services through 12 residential care facilities and 10 retirement villages.
“Becoming part of the Midland and York communities is another step towards achieving our Vision of enabling a meaningful life for more older West Australians,” said Mr Bricknell.