Expanding aged care services 

Wednesday, 6 March

Uniting AgeWell has opened a new Community Services office at Latrobe to support growing demand for services in Tasmania’s north-west.

CEO Andrew Kinnersly and Board Chair Raelene Thompson joined local MPs, councillors, customers, staff and families at the official opening on Friday, March 1.

Mr Kinnersly said the new office, at Magnolia House, 8 Hamilton Street, would enable Uniting AgeWell to continue expanding its services and provide more services to seniors in the region.

The organisation delivers care to almost 200 people living in their homes across the region, including federally-funded Home Care Packages that provide assistance with personal and clinical care, household chores, assistive technology and transport.  

It also offers social groups and carer respite services, including a men’s group and gardening group, to support people to remain connected and engaged in their community, and aims to increase its offering to cater for a wide range of interests.

Uniting AgeWell provides Transition Care Packages across the region, to assist people recovering from a hospital stay to access short-term services to regain their wellness or independence at home; and the Commonwealth Home Support Programme which provides domestic assistance and flexible respite in the north, and flexible respite in the north-west.

Through the skilled team based at Magnolia House, members of the community can obtain detailed information and advice on the services and supports available to keep them living well at home.  As a further reflection of Uniting AgeWell’s commitment to the region, its aged care residence, Latrobe Community, Strathdevon, has undergone a major extension and renovation, with a new 30-bed wing due to open in May.

For more information about Uniting AgeWell’s tailored support options, call T:1300 783 435 or visit unitingagewell.org