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New Home Care hub and social club launched in Orange

An exciting new admin hub and social club has officially opened in Orange.

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08 September 2023

News | Home Care

While BaptistCare home care client Robyn Stewart enjoys getting out and socialising, she knows there’s no place like home .

She doesn’t even need to click her shiny silver shoes three times to get there thanks to the support she receives from BaptistCare’s growing Home Care team in Orange.

BaptistCare opened its brand new Home Care site in Orange on Tuesday 5 September.

It was an exciting start for the Summer Street site, which will provide an administrative hub for the growing care team in Orange and a social club.

This will provide a safe, warm and friendly environment and offer programs and activities to stimulate physical movement, social contact, and cognitive engagement for people cared for at home, ensuring carers receive respite from their caring roles.

“We believe our new hub in Orange will be a great asset to older people and their families needing access to care services. Providing social contact and stimulating activities for our clients in the region is vital for BaptistCare to continue providing the best quality care, and to continue improving the sector for future ageing Australians in regional areas,” said Sarah Newman, General Manager for BaptistCare’s Home Care services.

When you meet Robyn, she quickly tells you she’s been with BaptistCare for a “very, very long time” and loves being at home with carers helping her remain independent, but she is also excited to have this new space to spend time with other clients.

“BaptistCare always helps me out when I need it,” she said. “And this is going to make it even better to have this space to come to and enjoy”.

If you want to know what the big topic of conversation was between Robyn and the other Orange Home Care clients as they sat in the sunn courtyard, it was mainly about the food they cooked and shared with carers.

“Nanae is such a good cook. Her best dish would be curry prawns!” said Robyn.

The new hub is part of BaptistCare’s strategy to help address changing customer demands and the growing ageing population in Orange and across the Central West.

“We’re excited about the expansion of BaptistCare’s Home Care services in Orange, and are rapidly adding allied health, care management, clinical and direct care workers to our team,” said Sarah.

BaptistCare’s new Social Club in Orange is located at 50 Summer Street and is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Caption - Nanae Harada, BaptistCare care worker, Robyn Stewart, BaptistCare client, Donna O’Brien, BaptistCare Home Care Manager Central West, Sarah Newman, BaptistCare General Manager Home Care cut the cake at the official opening