If you are, or you know a senior, do you know at what point outside help is needed in order for you (or them) to stay in their own homes, healthy, viable, and happy? Even small problems in old age can escalate quickly and catch everyone off guard, so prevention is unquestionably the best path. […]
When is it time to help a senior?
Brand New Multi-Purpose Aged Care Facility Ready
I am delighted to inform you all that Stage 1 of The Terraces at Paddington has been handed over to Presbyterian Aged Care (PAC) by the builder Multiplex. This project is the largest single building development ever undertaken by either PAC or the Presbyterian Church in NSW. At a cost of around $150 million for […]
Presbyterian Aged Care’s 75th Birthday – Not Too Old To Party
Presbyterian Aged Care (PAC) has now been providing care for older people for 75 years. We invited our clients from our retirement villages and those that receive “Home Care” in the area to help us celebrate our diamond jubilee birthday where it all began: Pitt Wood House in Ashfield, Sydney. A grand, beautiful home that […]
Quality in Aged Care Part 2: How PAC is delivering what people want
The following is a continuance of my previous blog: Quality in Aged Care Part 1: What do people actually want? Here we found with the assistance of research that people measure the quality of their care more by the relationships they experience with carers, rather than many peoples’ assumptions of clinical care being the most […]
Quality in Aged Care Part 1: What do people actually want?
There’s been much debate in recent times about quality, or at times the lack of it, in Australia’s aged care system. I want to state upfront that the egregious examples of elder abuse and neglect highlighted recently in the media are outrageous and indefensible. I’ve spent much of my professional life working on the issue […]