WA: Baptistcare acquires three aged care homes and two retirement villages from two operators

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Three months after signing an MOU to take over the ownership and management of the Not For Profit Global Care Group’s two aged care homes, two retirement villages and community care services in Midland, 17km north east of the Perth CBD, and York, 97km east of Perth, Baptistcare has sealed the deal.

The agreement will see the Not For Profit add the new homes to its portfolio from 1 July 2020, with Global Care’s staff and volunteers to transition across to the organisation.

Baptistcare has also separately acquired the Kalkarni aged care home in the Wheatbelt town of Brookton, 138km from Perth, which it had been managing on behalf of the Shire of Brookton since 2008.

“When the transition is complete on 1 July, we will have a 1,500 strong workforce, a network of more than 300 volunteers and we will be delivering care and services through 12 residential facilities and 12 retirement villages,” Baptistcare CEO, Russell Bricknell, said.

The CEO says the operator made the decision to transition out of disability services in 2018 and focus solely on building its aged care and retirement living services.

“Since then we have embarked on a program of growth and innovation across the entire organisation including acquisitions and new projects to enable older Western Australians to remain in their communities as they age which we believe is vitally important,” he said.

The Not For Profit has also recently purchased a 6.7ha site in Byford, 42km from the Perth CBD, for a new ‘ageing in place hub’.

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