From September 2016 MercyCare is set to significantly increase its residential aged care services following the acquisition of four residential aged care facilities and services from Belrose Care.
The facilities located in Joondalup, Kelmscott, Maddington and Rockingham will add to MercyCare’s existing residential aged care facility at Wembley, which we, and previously the Sisters of Mercy, have operated for almost 40 years.
The purchase will ultimately increase MercyCare’s resident numbers from 113 to 500, with MercyCare’s staff base immediately growing from approximately 700 to more than 1,000.
MercyCare’s Chief Executive Officer, Chris Hall, said that the wellbeing of staff and residents is paramount and the organisation will be working hard to ensure a smooth changeover.
“We want to reassure residents, families and staff that we will do everything we can to manage this transition as seamlessly as possible,” he said.
“MercyCare is dedicated to putting our residents’ needs first, and we will be consulting with them and their families to ensure they are confident, well-informed and comfortable throughout the process.
“MercyCare has a strong record in the aged care sector and will draw on that experience to ensure Belrose Care residents receive the high standard of care MercyCare is known for providing.”
Mr Hall said MercyCare planned to invest in and refurbish the four sites to enhance and expand the existing facilities and services.
“We are already in the process of undertaking a major refurbishment of our facility at Wembley, so we have very recent and ongoing experience in managing extensive capital works projects in an aged care setting,” he said.
“We want to make sure that all our residents are provided with a warm and inviting home, with improved facilities and amenities.”
Mr Hall said the acquisition was a key achievement in MercyCare’s current strategic plan - to grow, develop and integrate residential aged care services.
The purchase will allow us to expand our operations as a leading Catholic provider of aged care, family, health and community services, continuing the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy.