Since its formation in 1944 BCS has been passionately committed to excellence in Christian care. And so celebrating accreditation success in this our 65th anniversary year seems very appropriate as ultimately the organisation’s key focus is client care.
As this article is written, ten of BCS’ 20 residential aged care facilities have passed their latest three-year accreditation process. Other BCS facilities will undergo accreditation assessments in the coming months.
Those have been given their tick of approval by the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency (ACSAA) to date are BCS Waldock Centre, BCS Kularoo Centre, BCS Carey Gardens Centre, BCS Morling Lodge, BCS Shalom Centre, BCS Dorothy Henderson Lodge, BCS Morven Gardens Centre, BCS Cooinda Court, BCS George Forbes House and BCS Caloola Centre.
Accreditation of residential aged care facilities, legislated by the Federal Government, is a vigorous process requiring that 44 outcomes are fulfilled, in areas including health and personal care of residents, management systems, staff and organisation development, as well as resident lifestyle and physical environment.
In the first accreditation certificate presentation ceremony for 2009, BCS Waldock Centre in Carlingford showed off a new-look, four-month long renovation when staff and residents celebrated their new three-year accreditation on Monday 9 March.
On Thursday 26 March, BCS Kularoo Centre was presented with their accreditation certificate by Mr Mark Brandon, CEO of the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency.
BCS Morven Gardens Centre in Leura celebrated their accreditation success on Friday 1 May with a special morning tea and BCS Caloola Centre in Wagga Wagga will have their accreditation certificate presented as part of the “Hands of Care” Relay event on May 27.