Anglican Care has announced it will be acquiring Great Lakes Aged Care (GLAC) in Bulahdelah following a unanimous vote by its members earlier this month.

The 57- bed facility also offers six self care villas in the town of 1200 people. It is located south of Taree, inland from the popular coastal town of Seal Rocks.

“Small independent aged care providers are finding it increasingly difficult to balance the needs of compliance with government regulations and accreditation standards whilst at the same time maintaining long term financial viability and the very best professional care of their residents,” said GLAC Chairman John Ireland.

“With this in mind, the Board of GLAC has pre-emptively sought out a larger organisation to acquire its operations with a view to ensuring the availability of contemporary aged care services for Bulahdelah and its surrounding communities now and into the future,” he said.  

“The level of care that our residents will receive will only be enhanced by Anglican Care.”

Anglican Care CEO Colin Osborne is delighted to commence providing exceptional care to more people and seeing an increase in the footprint of Anglican Care.

“Foremost in the considerations of both organisations will be to ensure the minimal disruption of services over the next few months and that clear communication is maintained with all stakeholders in the lead up to the 1 July 2017 acquisition date,” he said.

“We are excited about the opportunity to enhance the provision of care and support to existing residents via the opportunity for them to access specialist services such as our Nurse Practitioner and our award winning Lifestyle & Wellbeing programs, including access to our Lifestyle Resource Van”.

Great Lakes Aged Care was originally established in 1991 to care for the frail and aged residents of Bulahdelah and its surrounding districts and offers all levels of care.