BaptistCare NSW & ACT has announced its expansion with the acquisition of three new sites. The three locations, located in the Central West of NSW and South West Sydney, are Kintyre Living Retirement Village and Lodge in Dubbo, Blue Hills Retirement Village and Manor in Prestons, and Durham Green Retirement Village, Manor and Lodge in Menangle.
The acquired sites, previously owned and operated by Tulich Family Communities, offer 251 residential aged care beds and 410 independent living units, serving over 650 residents with the help of 240 staff members. BaptistCare is committed to offering employment to all existing staff and is set to take over operations in late March 2023.
Charles Moore, CEO of BaptistCare, stated that these acquisitions are part of the organisation’s intentional growth strategy, aimed at enhancing care for a growing number of ageing Australians. BaptistCare is focussed on expanding services within geographical clusters where it already has a presence, in collaboration with like-minded organizations.
Maurice Tulich, the co-founder of Tulich Family Communities, expressed confidence in BaptistCare’s ability to continue the standard and quality of care that the facilities have become known for. He added that the decision to sell was not easy, but the family believed that BaptistCare shares their values and principles.
In South West Sydney, BaptistCare already provides home care, counselling, and family services in the Macarthur and Liverpool/Fairfield local government areas, as well as Campbelltown and Bankstown. The Elderslie site, located between Menangle and Prestons, features a retirement village (Angus Bristow Village), a day respite social club, and social and affordable housing (Narralling Community). A 96-bed aged care home is currently under construction on the site, with plans to extend the retirement village with 36 more units. In the Central West, BaptistCare offers home care, an aged care home in Parkes, and HopeStreet services in Dubbo’s Darling Street.
Moore is enthusiastic about the opportunity to continue the great care and services already in place and to share BaptistCare’s approach to care and support with residents and their families. He added that the community holds great value to BaptistCare and its staff and the acquisition will allow the organization to extend its vision of “every individual living well” to residents at Kintyre Living in Dubbo, Blue Hills in Prestons, and Durham Green in Menangle.
BaptistCare, which has been serving communities since 1944, has grown to include 3,700 employees and 500 volunteers.
BaptistCare is offering employment to all existing staff and will take over the operation of the three sites in late March.