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Peninsula Villages Strengthens Care with Strategic Investment

Leading Central Coast aged care provider Peninsula Villages has proactively embraced the introduction of mandatory care minutes in aged care. This initiative, arising from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, sees the Department of Health and Aged Care establish minimum staffing targets for direct resident care every three months.

Peninsula Villages views this funded reform as a positive opportunity to enhance resident care. The organisation has strategically increased the number of personal care assistants and registered nurses to meet the evolving needs of its residents.

“The profile of our residents has changed,” explained Colin Osborne, CEO of Peninsula Villages. “They are often frailer and require more intensive care for shorter stays compared to just two years ago. We’ve used this initiative to create new positions specifically designed to improve residents’ lives and wellbeing.”

Peninsula Villages has bolstered its care team with several key additions, including a Memory Support Coordinator to enrich the lives of residents with dementia, a second Nurse Practitioner, ensuring seven-day-a-week availability for residents receiving complex nursing and palliative care, two new care manager positions to strengthen leadership and support for care teams and a dedicated Registered Nurse specialising in wound care.

“These additional care staff and specialist roles will complement our existing care model,” said Mr. Osborne. “We are committed to providing the highest quality care possible at Peninsula Villages, and this investment ensures our residents continue to receive the exceptional support they deserve.”