We’ve been caring for older people since the 1940s.

As early as the 1920s, the Presbyterian Church in NSW was concerned for older people and how to care for them.

George Pitt Wood, a devout Christian lay person, wished to provide for his sisters after he passed away. He left his Ashfield home to the Presbyterian Church in NSW to establish an “Aged Care Home for ladies.”

A lasting legacy.

The Presbyterian Women’s Association raised funds to furnish the Eva Patience and George Pitt Wood Memorial Home.

It opened on 1st August 1942 with 25 residents and 5 full time staff.

Presbyterian Aged Care has recently refurbished this grand home and it is still used for our Home Care clients.

Presbyterian congregations established Residential Aged Care homes to care for older people.

Our congregations from around NSW and ACT have established aged care facilities to help older Australians.

As Australians’ life expectancy has increased, so has the complexity of our care needs. This requires greater clinical care skills and has resulted in higher government compliance.

To meet these complex needs, the Presbyterian Church established Presbyterian Aged Care as a separate entity to maintain the highest possible standards of care.

 

From little things…

Our congregational or grass roots aged care activities have now been folded into Presbyterian Aged Care.

We now have 9 Residential Aged Care homes and 15 Retirement villages across NSW and ACT.

Our Home Care services now assist around 800 people in their homes every single day.