Anglican Care prides itself on working in partnership with our consumers, their family, carers and social networks to ensure a positive ageing experience with opportunities to remain connected with the community.
Outlined below are some of the special services that consumers have access to when they receive an Anglican Care Home Care Package.
Enhanced Clinical Services and access to Nurse Practitioners
Clinical services are essential for wellbeing as people age, and we recognise the uniqueness of each individual to maintain wellness at a time when the body is often facing many health challenges.
Our clinical services aim to support the services provided by GPs and include:
- Monitoring of clinical indicators, e.g. blood sugar, blood pressure, heart rate.
- Assessment of clinical issues, e.g. pain, mobility, skin integrity.
- Weight management and nutritional assessment including education and supplementation.
- Medication review in partnership GPs.
- The availability of telehealth.
- Advance care planning for a time when health declines and quality of life is a priority.
- Management of chronic diseases and prevention of unnecessary admission to hospital.
- Palliative care when approaching end of life and people want to remain at home for those final days.
Anglican Care employs or has access to a range of allied health professionals, registered nurses and specialist nurses who work together to optimise health and wellbeing.
Additionally we employ an Advance Practice Nurse Practitioner who is able to conduct home visits, assess and collaborate with your GP, prescribe medications, order diagnostic tests and refer to specialists if required. This role is unique to Anglican Care at this time and provides a ‘clinician on call’ for those people whose advancing health care needs require more intense support.
Our Skilled and Caring Staff
All of our staff are employed by the organisation under competitive employment arrangements. This means we have a low staff turnover, resulting in more continuity of care for the seniors we support. All of our staff have a minimum qualification of the Certificate III in Aged Care and are trained in clinical assessment, dementia care and palliative care. All staff undergo a Criminal Record Check before commencing with us and this is updated every three years.
Anglican Care has been operating since 1956 and has established an excellent reputation in the community for the level of care and support that we provide to seniors. As an organisation we are committed to providing ‘excellent care and enhanced lifestyles’ to seniors and we do this within our key values of integrity, compassion, wellbeing and respect. Our organisation is financially strong, has high quality management and a clear vision for the future. Anglican Care has also been awarded both nationally and locally for the innovation that we have introduced into our programs.
Ability to access other Anglican Care services
Anglican Care offers a variety of service types including home care, retirement living and residential care, which gives people more options to choose from, or if their circumstances change. We currently provide a range of basic entry level services through to high care clinical services within our Commonwealth Home Support and Home Care Package Programs. We operate community and centre-based programs, including allied health and therapy, social support and respite services to support consumers and carers. These services focus on helping consumers to maintain their independence and to remain connected with their local community.