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The future

In late 2022 as the world emerged from the pandemic, the implementation of reforms brought about by the 2019 Royal Commission begins.

“Aged care in Australia is undergoing the most significant reform in a generation, especially in funding models for residential care, and the streamlining of Home Care Packages and the Commonwealth Home Support Programme into a singular program. Aged care providers, together with the Federal Government and peak bodies, are dedicated to making meaningful improvements to the sector. I hope to look back in 10 years’ time and see that the changes our current workforce are a part of made a real difference,” Mary Patetsos, ACH Group Chair, said.

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“Linked with the future are the changing needs of older people, especially as we see more Baby Boomers, who currently make up more than 20% of Australia’s population, engaging the support of aged care services. The Boomer generation will drive digitalisation of services, have a greater desire to stay at home, and place a larger emphasis on exercise opportunities, wellness support and travel excursions as they age.”

Connected Communities

2022 marks the fourth year of the Connected Communities strategy that is focussed on ACH Group partnering with people, communities, reputable like-minded organisations, businesses, and tertiary institutions to remove barriers and create opportunities and social connections for older people to improve their health and wellbeing, have real experiences, build strong relationships, take on new roles and challenges.

Connected Communities also supports ACH Group developing integrated community hubs, where health/wellbeing services, retirement living, and residential care are all within the same geographical area. This builds a supportive community where older people have a range of services on their doorstep to support them to live and age well.

Healthia, a residential care home and health and education hub which is co-located with a University of South Australia general practice and student-led health clinics, is currently being built in Elizabeth South and is due to open in mid-2023.

Progress of construction of Healthia, ACH Group's nineth residential care home
Construction taking place for Healthia, ACH Group's ninth residential care home, in Elizabeth South.

“Healthia features best practice small-scale household design. The Royal Commission found this design is currently the best model for residential care as it is shown to increase quality of life for residents, especially people with dementia. To further our understanding staff have travelled overseas to see the model of care in place. Furthermore, we have learnt from the COVID pandemic to implement best practice infection control measures.

“Healthia showcases a powerful cross-sector partnership between ACH Group, the University of South Australia, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, and the City of Playford. Partnerships like this, where there is not only synergy to each organisation’s individual strategy, but the collaboration enhances the services and care for older people, have been evident through our history.” Mary Patetsos

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We are very pleased to share that Linda Feldt has been appointed CEO of ACH Group.

Our Chair, Imelda Lynch, made the announcement today on behalf of the Board.

Imelda said the board had been extremely impressed with Linda’s performance as interim CEO for the past five months, and across her nine years with ACH Group.

“Linda’s strong leadership of our workforce, and connection customers and other stakeholders, is exceptional,” Imelda said. “She has led business and operating model transformation to meet evolving regulatory requirements ensuring our customers are at the heart of everything we do.

“Linda is steering our organisation in the right direction, increasing our capability and capacity to support South Australians to age well.”

Linda said she was excited and privileged to have the opportunity to lead ACH Group.

“Every day I am inspired by our customers, residents and workforce,” she said. “Having the chance to lead ACH Group into our next phase of growth, with a focus on wellness, innovation and connected communities, is hugely exciting.

“As ACH Group continues to adapt and evolve, I am very optimistic about the potential to help older people live their best life.”

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We are very pleased to share that Linda Feldt has been appointed CEO of ACH Group.

Our Chair, Imelda Lynch, made the announcement today on behalf of the Board.

Imelda said the board had been extremely impressed with Linda’s performance as interim CEO for the past five months, and across her nine years with ACH Group.
 
“Linda’s strong leadership of our workforce, and connection customers and other stakeholders, is exceptional,” Imelda said. “She has led business and operating model transformation to meet evolving regulatory requirements ensuring our customers are at the heart of everything we do. 
 
“Linda is steering our organisation in the right direction, increasing our capability and capacity to support South Australians to age well.”

Linda said she was excited and privileged to have the opportunity to lead ACH Group.

“Every day I am inspired by our customers, residents and workforce,” she said. “Having the chance to lead ACH Group into our next phase of growth, with a focus on wellness, innovation and connected communities, is hugely exciting.

“As ACH Group continues to adapt and evolve, I am very optimistic about the potential to help older people live their best life.”
 
Read more here: https://bit.ly/49oYb6w

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Huge congrats Linda and thoroughly deserved 👏I’m looking forward to the exciting times ahead for ACH Group.

This is great news! Congratulations Linda! I know this is the very best outcome for ACH and our customers. Very well deserved.

Congratulations Linda! Exciting times ahead for the organisation 😊

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