Baptcare acquires three aged care centres in Gippsland

The Heritage Manor Aged Care facility in Morwell.

Baptcare has acquired three aged care centres in Victoria’s Gippsland region from Alliance Care Services Group.

The deals, for Abbey Gardens Aged Care in Warragul (pictured, top), Amberlea Aged Care in Drouin and Heritage Manor Aged Care in Morwell, were brokered by EY’s Marcus Willison.

Alliance Aged Care Services Group’s executive chairman Mark Howes said the sale was part of a broader strategic review and would guarantee the continuation of high-quality aged care services for seniors in the region.

“Baptcare shares out commitment to delivering excellent care based on dignity and respect,” Mr Howes said. “It has a strong track record of more than 70 years of providing quality in-home care, residential care and retirement living for seniors”.

Baptcare’s portfolio includes 11 residnetial aged care homes across Victoria and Tasmania including in the LaTrobe Valley, near Gippsland.

“This is a great outcome for residents, families, staff and the broader community, with another high quality organisation guaranteeing that conditions for all residents and staff will continue,” Mr Howes said.

Baptcare chief executive Graham Dangerfield added that the purchase showcased the group’s commitment to regional communities.

“Our vision is to create communities where every person is cherished and that includes partnering with people to enhance their health, safety and comfort so they can continue to live their lives with meaning,” Mr Dangerfield said.

The Amberlea Aged Care facility in Drouin.

“Baptcare provides residential aged care for more than 1400 people so we are honoured to be able to extend our service offering within the Gippsland community”.

Residents within the three centres will retain their places at the homes with no additional cost as a result of the sale.

“All staff will be offered continuing roles with Baptcare, so residents will be comforted to know that they will continue to be cared for by the same friendly and familiar people,” Baptcare chief executive officer, Ray Jacobson said.

“The growth of Alliance Care Services Group from a single home almost 20 years ago to a portfolio of three of the region’s leading residential aged care facilities was a Gippsland success story,” he added.

“The founding directors and I are very proud of what we have achieved in building our group to encompass three homes providing care for 310 residents and employment for 435 staff.

“We now believe that the time is right to allow the homes to grow and thrive under a bigger aged care organisation that has the opportunity to continue to invest in the homes and maintain the focus on delivering the highest standards of care.”

The transfer of properties is expected to take place in February 2019.

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