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FREO’S HACC MOVED TO AMANA LIVING

 

Home and Community Care-HACC services previously provided by the City of Fremantle have officially transitioned to Amana Living.

The Fremantle Community Care program provided limited HACC social support services like group activities and excursions and taking people to the shops.

The City decided late last year to transition out of providing HACC services following major changes to the commonwealth government’s aged care funding model.

Amana Living was appointed to take over Fremantle’s services by the WA Department of Health in April following an Expression of Interest process managed by the City. The service transferred to Amana Living on 1 July.

The City worked closely with Amana Living to ensure a seamless transition for Fremantle’s 85 HACC clients.

Everything Fremantle Community Care provided will be exactly replicated with Amana Living.

The transition to Amana Living included a morning tea where clients could get to know Amana Living staff, one-on-one home visits with clients and their families and a special lunch to farewell Fremantle Community Care.

Amana Living was established in 1962 and is one of WA’s largest not-for-profit providers of care and services for older people.

As well as HACC services they also operate residential care centres, housing, respite care, transition care and dementia services, spread across 21 sites in Perth, Australind, Kalgoorlie and Albany.

Roel Loopers

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WOODSIDE FOR AGED CARE

Posted in aged, east fremantle, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on August 10, 2017

 

Woodside

 

The former Woodside maternity hospital in East Fremantle has been sold to a consortium for $ 13 million, and will be developed into aged-care facilities.

The gorgeous building in Dalgety Street was built in 1902 and is considered a prime example of Victorian Italianate architecture.

 

Roel Loopers

QUALITY LIVING TO AGE WELL AND HEALTHY

Posted in aged, fremantle, living by freoview on October 15, 2014

Two articles in the West Australian today caught my interest. The first one is about a study by Edith Cowan University on green public space, something we in Fremantle often talk about but where we don’t seem to be making any inroads.

The ECU study found that people who live in suburbs with good green spaces feel healthier than those who don’t have a park in the vicinity, but also that the quality of the space is more important than the proximity to where people live. Pioneer Park in Freo is a good example of a boring unattractive open green space that the City has not invested much money in, hence not many people use it. It’s the chicken and the egg thing.

The second article is about supplying spaces for “active-ageing” with an estimation that 5,7 million Australians will be over the age of 65 by 2030.

One of the requirements according to the article is less emphasis on rush-hour public transport but a steady supply of busses, trains, lightrail, so seniors can use them during the day and seven days a week.

There is also the need for new model ag-integrated buildings, and of course public open space to relax and meet people is essential to that as well.

Roel Loopers

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