The Presbyterian Church has been supporting the independence and care of older people across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory for more than 70 years.
Presbyterian Aged Care’s vision is to provide a caring and spiritual environment where people can grow old in the way that suits them best. Our primary aim is to deliver the highest possible quality of life for older people.
As a result, we offer genuine Christian care, for people of any ethnic, socio-economic or religious background, at a rich variety of friendly and secure environments across the state.
PAC Thornleigh is about to receive a refurbishment that will be more fitting for our valued people who live and work there. The new design is cohesive, with a more elegant and contemporary ambience.
Refurbishment involves making larger state-of-the-art private rooms with ensuites in the existing building and developing additional ones on an expanded footprint.
As part of a growing international movement to promote community understanding and involvement, two experts, Paul Sadler (CEO PAC NSW & ACT) and Marina Antonas (IWS Support & Development Officer) addressed a large group of interested people at Pitt Wood House about the transition into aged care. Attendees actively engaged in the discussion which was followed be a scrumptiuous afternoon tea and guided tour of Pitt Wood Day Centre and nearby residential Village.
Paul Sadler, CEO Presbyterian Aged Care, presented at the Aged Care Forum held at the National Press Club on 13 July 2016, speaking in his role as National President of Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA).
Paul made the following points:
Following the seminal Caring for Older Australians report by the Productivity Commission in 2011, all sides of politics supported a once-in-a-generation reform agenda. These reforms will, over time, direct the government funding of aged care to the consumer, not the provider.