BaptistCare enters into agreement to acquire three aged care sites, six services, in New South Wales
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31 January 2023
BaptistCare NSW & ACT is delighted to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire three aged care sites located in the Central West of NSW and South West Sydney.
The acquired locations are Kintyre Living Retirement Village and Lodge in Dubbo, Blue Hills Retirement Village and Manor in Prestons and Durham Green Retirement Village, Manor and Lodge in Menangle. Each location has a retirement village and aged care home and will complement BaptistCare's existing presence in these regions.
The three sites are owned and operated by Tulich Family Communities and comprise 251 residential aged care beds and 410 independent living units, with just over 240 staff providing care and services to 650 residents.
BaptistCare is offering employment to all existing staff and will take over the operation of the three sites during late March.
BaptistCare chief executive officer Charles Moore said the acquisitions are part of an intentional growth strategy centred on enhancing care to an increasing number of ageing Australians.
“As a result of the increasing regulatory pressure, funding challenges, staffing crisis, and changing customer demands we are now seeing increased consolidation in the sector. At BaptistCare our focus is on expanding our services within geographical clusters where we have a footprint, with likeminded organisations that will enhance the continuum of care we can offer our residents and clients across NSW and the ACT,” he said.
Tulich Family Communities co-founder Mr Maurice Tulich said he sale marked the end of an era in Dubbo, Prestons and Menangle for the family-owned organisation but he was confident BaptistCare would continue to make residents and staff a priority.
“Our decision to sell these three properties wasn’t an easy one. However, we firmly believe in BaptistCare we’ve found an organisation which will build on our legacy. They share our values and principles and will continue to deliver the standard and quality of care our facilities have become well-known for,” he said.
“We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved at Prestons, Menangle and Dubbo, but as a family-owned organisation, at this time, we have to make decisions which are in the best interests of our family.”
In South West Sydney where Blue Hills and Durham Green are situated, BaptistCare provides home care to older people living in Macarthur and Liverpool/Fairfield local government areas, and counselling and family services in Campbelltown and Bankstown.
BaptistCare's Elderslie site, located between Menangle and Prestons, also features retirement living (Angus Bristow Village), a day respite social club, and social and affordable housing (Narralling Community). On this site, BaptistCare is also excited to have a 96-bed aged care home under construction and plans to extend the retirement village with a further 36 units.
In the Central West, BaptistCare's services include home care, an aged care home in Parkes (Niola Centre) and HopeStreet services in Dubbo's Darling Street.
"We're excited to welcome all residents and staff to BaptistCare during the coming months and continue the great care and services that have been delivered on these sites to date. BaptistCare will take over operation of the three sites during late-March, and we'll work closely with staff and residents to ensure a seamless transition," said Mr Moore.
"What we're most enthusiastic about is the opportunity to build on the care already in place in these services, and share BaptistCare's approach to care and support with residents and their families.”
“Community is something that holds so much value to BaptistCare and our staff, and this approach will see us extend our vision of every individual living well with residents at Kintyre Living in Dubbo, Blue Hills in Prestons, and Durham Green in Menangle."
Mr Moore said BaptistCare takes pride in growing strong and caring communities where people value their well-being and each other.
From humble beginnings in 1944, the organisation has grown to 3,700 employees with a further 500 volunteers.