Presbyterian Aged Care (PAC) and Burwood Council announced today that the Burwood Council podiatry service will be transferred to PAC from 1 July 2020.
The podiatry service receives an annual grant from the Commonwealth Community Home Support Programme (CHSP) and provides services to over 900 older people in the Inner West region. The service has four staff and sub-contracts with 12 podiatry clinics.
PAC currently operates other CHSP and Home Care services in the Inner West, as well as running three retirement villages and two residential aged care homes in the area; PAC Ashfield and PAC Minnamurra Drummoyne.
“The synergy of the Burwood Council podiatry service and customer base with PAC’s existing services to older people in Inner West is good for all parties” said Paul Sadler, PAC CEO. “PAC has forged strong relationships with older people in the local community and acquiring the podiatry service will enable us to better serve their needs.”
Burwood Council Mayor John Faker, said, “We are delighted that PAC will take over management of the Burwood Council podiatry service. They have an excellent reputation in the local area and their extensive experience and wide reach means that podiatry customers will gain access to a broader range of aged care opportunities. We are confident that they are the right organisation to take over this key service, which plays an important role in the health and wellbeing of older people in our community.”
Presbyterian Aged Care has been providing care and accommodation for older Australians for over 75 years and operates 8 aged care homes and 14 retirement villages in NSW and the ACT.
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