A National Provider You Can Rely On Now More Than Ever.

June 2, 2021 6:03 am

From our humble beginnings as a convalescence home in 1953, McLean Care has grown to to become one of today’s aged care industry leaders and innovators and is now a national provider enriching the experiences of older people across Australia.

In this rapidly changing world of aged care, we are constantly working to improve the quality of life for our seniors across Australia, both in their own homes, our residential and independent living facilities and now our centre based respite.

More than ever before it is important to us that we are able to provide culturally inclusive, contemporary, relevant and person-centred services that offer choice, support independence and care that contribute to a fulfilled and positive ageing experience.

CHSP GROWTH SUCCESS

McLean Care is delighted to announce our recent success in the Commonwealth Home Support Programme Growth Funding Round for 2020-21 and 2021-22. This financial commitment from the Australian Government aims to provide choice to prioritised aged care services in high demand areas through the entry level tier of CHSP. It will improve our range of flexible service options that provide assistance to clients via home and community services, residential or independent living options.

Providing equitable and affordable services this grant will also provide the use of assistive technologies for our clients to live in a safe, stable, and enabling environment.

This grant now provides us with the national provision of services and client reach throughout WA, TAS, VIC, QLD, and NSW sites.

BUDGET 2021-22 AGED CARE

The Australian Government has announced its $17.7 billion 5 year plan for genuine change for our Australian seniors.

The final report of the Royal Commission and the Commonwealth Government’s response in the Federal Budget has signalled a new direction for the Australian aged care system. The government has accepted or accepted in principle 128 of the 148 recommendations of the Royal Commission.

The budget outcomes are built around the 5 year “five pillars” aged care reform plan which are: 1.Home Care – at home support and care based on assessed needs
2.Residential aged care services sustainability
3.Residential aged care quality and safety
4.Workforce
5.Governance

CULTURAL AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE PROGRAM (CALD)

With a growing Australian multicultural society, McLean Care is set to launch our first Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Centre Based Respite Programmes for older people across our NSW locations which include Tweed Heads and Dubbo and across our QLD locations Logan and Rochedale. Under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, McLean Care will now offer these centre based respite services for carers of older people.

Throughout June we will be hosting locally based community forums so that we can understand and design together the respite programmes each community needs.

For more information on our centre based respite service please visit https://mcleancare. org.au/affinity-club-respite-and-wellnesscentres/

TRANSITION CARE

It has been a dilemma over the years to find transitional care for seniors upon discharge from hospital. McLean Care is pleased to announce our provision of short-term care support services that will help people aged 65 years and older, return to their independence after a hospital stay.

Transition Care is designed to support recovery after a hospital stay and to prevent hospital readmission. It provides short-term specialised care and support in your home to help older people regain their functional independence and confidence sooner.

Now working with Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service and discharge planners, older people are reviewed for eligibility and referred to our services whilst still in hospital. We will then commence support and services once the older person has been discharged home.

STRONGLY COMMITTED TO OUR AUSTRALIAN AGEING JOURNEY

Customer-centric, practical and collaborative approaches to innovation are now more than ever needed to meet the needs of older Australians and their families and to keep pace with the rapid developments in aged care.

We are constantly under pressure to respond to an ageing population and we have learnt to be agile, adapting faster to changing market conditions, consumer sentiment and regulatory changes and throughout it all we are strongly committed to the Australian ageing journey