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Royal Commission

Update: March 2019
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety continues this month with public hearing taking place in Adelaide.

The hearing have so far heard from a number of witnesses, including users of the aged care system, government representatives, industry bodies and advocates of the aged community.

A number of common themes were highlighted throughout the hearings including:

  • inappropriate or excessive use of restraints, both physical and chemical;
  • understaffing and inadequate education/training for staff;
  • adequacy of dementia care and training, particularly considering the impact population growth will have on the number of people living with dementia;
  • wait times and cost barriers to receiving aged care; and
  • adequacy of funding for the aged care sector, including the ACFI model.

In May hearings will focus on specific case studies; with the spotlight on residential home care and the community, quality, safety and dementia.
Narrogin Cottage Homes welcomes the Royal Commission; and believes it will lead to long-term sustainable improvements for the aged care sector.

Narrogin Cottage Homes wins WARACA award

Narrogin Cottage Homes was awarded the Employer Excellence in Aged Care at the West Australian Regional Achievement and Community Awards ceremony held on 19 October 2019.  CEO, Julie Christensen accepted the award in front of 500 guests during the gala presentation dinner held at the Hyatt Regency in Perth.

Official Opening - New Dementia Wing

The official opening of the 14 bed purpose-built dementia facility,  'Maxwell Wing' was held on 15 November 2017.

Donation of Quilts

On 28 September 2017, the Hearts and Hands Patchwork Group presented 15 quilts to our CEO, Julie Christensen as a donation towards our new dementia wing 'Dryandra'.