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A new hub opens to help seniors live well in their homes across South West WA.

There were cheers of joy when the cake and the official ribbon were cut at the newest Home Care hub in WA.

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15 March 2024

News | Home Care

Located on Duchess Street, the new space will provide an important space for BaptistCare Home Care clients and staff.

The hub is part of the BaptistCare strategy to address changing customer demands and the growing ageing population across the South West region. It will be a space for the growing team of local staff, including administration, care facilitation and care workers.

Sarah Newman, General Manager for BaptistCare At Home, says the new hub will provide a space for aged care employment opportunities for locals in the community.

“We’re excited about the expansion of BaptistCare Home Care services in Busselton and are constantly assessing how we can grow our services to support more people through allied health, care management, clinical and direct care workers in South West WA.”

“Our new hub will provide local seniors with support for their care needs and social connectivity, enabling them to continue living independently in their own homes,” said Sarah Newman.

BaptistCare Home Care clients and staff gathered today at the new office for the official opening.

Joan Powell, who lives with vascular dementia, transitioned to home care after living at BaptistCare William Carey Court Residential Care in Busselton for eight months.

She is one of the few Australian seniors who have successfully turned back the clock moving from permanent residential aged care to home care.

The BaptistCare Home Care team drop in each week to help around the house, chat over a coffee and ensure there’s a steady supply of ready-meals in the fridge for Joan and Bob, who will be celebrating their 57th wedding anniversary in April.

“It is so great that we can be together at home again,” Bob said.

“Without the support and encouragement of the staff at BaptistCare, Joan coming home to live would never have been possible,” he said.

At least 230,000 people living in WA provide ongoing care and support to a family member or friend who requires help. That means more than 1 in 8 WA residents are carers.

In 2018, across Australia, primary carers most commonly provided care to a spouse or partner (36.6%), with over half (54.8%) of those providing care aged 65 years or over.

“We believe our new South West hub will be a great asset to older people and their families needing access to care services. Providing social contact, a place to ask questions and connect with clients, is vital for BaptistCare to continue providing the best quality care and improve the sector for future ageing Australians in regional areas,” said Sarah Newman.

In addition to At Home, BaptistCare operates a number of other services across the region. In Busselton, there’s William Carey Court residential living and retirement village. In Margaret River, BaptistCare Silver Vines Village and Mirrambeena Village and residential living and in Manjimup BaptistCare Moonya residential living.

BaptistCare is proud to serve the South West region through the provision of home care.