Presbyterian Aged Care and North Ryde Community Aid & Information Centre Announce Merger

Media Release
October 10, 2019

Presbyterian Aged Care NSW & ACT (PAC) and North Ryde Community Aid & Information Centre (NRCA) jointly announced today that on 1 January 2020 NRCA will merge its operations into PAC.

Contracts confirming the merger were recently executed by both organisations.

North Ryde Community Aid & Information Centre is a community-based, not-for-profit incorporated association providing Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) domestic assistance, group and individual social support, garden maintenance, transport and other services to older people in Ryde and its surrounding suburbs in the Department of Health Northern Sydney Aged Care Planning Region. It has annual revenues of around $630,000, 8 part-time staff and around 80 active volunteers providing services to around 370 local citizens.

PAC is committed to retaining NRCA’s existing staff and volunteers, and will provide continuity of all services currently delivered by NRCA.

PAC CEO, Paul Sadler praised NRCA for its strong reputation for delivering outstanding care to seniors in the greater Ryde area.

“The high regard in which NRCA is held locally makes it a great fit for PAC given our core mission of providing high quality care for older people. The merger with NRCA will enable PAC to expand the reach of our aged care services in Sydney’s Northern Suburbs. We anticipate that there will be a seamless transition of ownership, with NRCA clients continuing to receive the high level of care they have come to expect”, Mr Sadler said.

“I want to specifically acknowledge the foresight and commitment of NRCA’s members, who set up their not-for-profit service to help the local community some forty years ago and have helped care for thousands of Ryde residents over the years. We fully intend to honour their legacy and reputation in the area,” added Mr Sadler.

NRCA Chairperson, Garry Pearce said, “This merger will provide a great opportunity for NRCA’s clients to access PAC’s broad range of aged care services, including Home Care Packages and Short-Term Restorative Care packages. PAC has an outstanding reputation in the aged care industry and we are proud to be merging our operations with theirs.”

“NRCA clients will continue to be able to access all the services they are currently receiving as well as many more,” Mr Pearce added.

Meetings will be held in the coming weeks to provide NRCA clients, relatives and guardians, as well as employees of both organisations, with an opportunity to meet with senior managers and address any questions they may have about the merger.

If you are an older person needing help at home in Ryde or its surrounding suburbs, contact NRCA on 02 9888 3380 or PAC on 1800 722 679.


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About Presbyterian Aged Care

Presbyterian Aged Care (PAC) is a leading provider of residential care, home care and retirement living services to over 2,200 older people across NSW and the ACT.  It has existed for 77 years, with a mission to provide care and accommodation for older people, with a commitment to excellence inspired by the life and teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.