Bolton Clarke to take over in-home care

By Our Reporter

The Federal Government has appointed Bolton Clarke to deliver in-home personal care, domestic assistance and flexible respite services in Wyndham from 1 January 2021.

Bolton Clarke is one of the largest Australian-owned and operated not-for-profit healthcare and aged care service providers and delivers around 3.2 million home care visits to more than 40,000 people each year.

Wyndham City Director of City Life, Allison Kenwood, said Council was working closely with both the Federal Government and Bolton Clarke to ensure a smooth and seamless transition for the 1000 residents currently receiving in-home care through Council.

“These changes are part of the Federal Government’s aged care reforms and aim to give older people and their families the ability to ‘shop around’ for services, in turn giving them greater choice and control over who provides in-home care,” Ms Kenwood said.

“Bolton Clarke will work alongside a range of providers that are currently delivering in-home care services in Wyndham and residents will be able to choose the provider that best meets their needs.”

“Council will continue to provide several other aged care services, including delivered meals, social support (including planned activity groups and Lunch with the Bunch), assessments, home modifications and home maintenance, and community transport.”
“We are also committed to assisting older people and their families understand and navigate the new aged-care system.”

Bolton Clarke Executive General Manager At Home Support, Deidre McGill, said Bolton Clarke was thrilled to be named the preferred service provider for Wyndham.

“With more than 135 years of experience since our District Nurses (Royal District Nursing Service) started delivering care to people in their homes, we are one of Australia’s most experienced not-for-profit providers of comprehensive living, health and aged care services,” Ms McGill said.

“We look forward to expanding our existing Commonwealth Home Support Program services across Melbourne to support more clients in the Wyndham region with home care and assistance that will help them stay independent and well.”

For more information about the transition in in-home service providers and aged care reforms, click here

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