20/12/2019 - 15:23

Baptistcare buys Brookton aged care facility

20/12/2019 - 15:23

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Baptistcare has added to its Western Australian portfolio with the acquisition of the Kalkarni aged care facility in the Wheatbelt town of Brookton.

Baptistcare has been managing the Kalkarni aged care facility since 2008. Photo: Baptistcare

Baptistcare has added to its Western Australian portfolio with the acquisition of the Kalkarni aged care facility in the Wheatbelt town of Brookton.

The aged care provider had been managing the facility on behalf of the Shire of Brookton since 2008.

Chief executive Russell Bricknell said the facility offered all levels of residential care, including a dementia-specific care unit.

“We’ve developed a close bond with the residents who call Kalkarni home and the dedicated team who go above and beyond to provide quality aged care, so it was a natural progression for us to take ownership when the opportunity became available.

“While the ownership transition will be seamless for residents and employees, it’s an important milestone in Baptistcare’s evolution as a leading aged care provider in Western Australia.”

Commercial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Shire of Brookton chief executive Ian D'Arcy said the sale followed an extensive community consultation program and recognition of the benefits of the facility being owned and operated by the same entity.

“Many people living in country towns don’t have access to local residential aged care and have to move away from friends and family for the care and support they need,” Mr D’Arcy said.

“It is pleasing to know the Brookton community will continue to have its aged care needs met locally by one of the state’s largest not-for-profit providers.”

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