Delphis Australia has publicly announced its amalgamation with Integrated Living Australia.
Delphis, which has provided home and community care services on the NSW central coast since 1986, sought the merger after a strategic review last year.
CEO Ms Robyn Parker said the Board identified Integrated Living as having aligned culture, values and service offerings.
“Originally Delphis was established as a small Home and Community Care State Government funded dementia day care program, and over recent years, Delphis has become a respected home care and disability organisation that develops and delivers high quality services,” Ms Parker said.
“To secure the future of Delphis’ services, the Board recently undertook a strategic review of the organisation,” she said.
“They looked at what we need to be doing now, and well into the future, to fulfil our vision and mission in order to be a leading provider of aged care and disability services.”
“To realise our vision, and to meet the needs of the community, we know that we need to develop and operate an integrated range of aged care and community services.”
“It was agreed that Delphis should amalgamate with an organisation that met or exceeded the Board’s selection criteria.”
Ms Parker said that Integrated Living Australia Ltd was identified as an organisation that aligns with the values, culture and service offerings of Delphis.
“An amalgamation with Integrated Living Australia, commencing from March 1, ensures that current and future customers of Delphis will be able to access a range of high quality aged care and health care services.”
Integrated Living has forged its growth through merging with stand-alone providers, starting with meals providers in the Hunter Valley in 2001, and then expanding into rural, regional and remote communities in NSW and then Queensland.
Over the last four years it has expanded into the ACT, Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia.
It remains not-for-profit and has built a strong brand reputation as supporting people to age in place.
“Together, as one organisation, we will be positioned for the new customer-driven, competitive market place that we are entering,” Ms Parker said.
“By combining the best of what each organisation has to offer, we will be at the forefront of service innovation, digital technology and business strategies.”