Hunters Hill Congregational Church Agreement
In July this year a partnership was formalised between Twilight Aged Care and the Hunters Hill Congregational Church which shares the Hunters Hill Village premises.
Our two organisations share similar missions to provide quality services and amenities to the communities we serve, which includes supporting the disadvantaged, frail and aged. As such, a formal ‘Heads of Agreement’ has been negotiated under which the Hunters Hill Congregational Church’s Property Trust will support a long term management lease by Twilight Aged Care (TAC) of Hunters Hill Village including 12 Retirement Living Units, the former manse (to be used as administration) and the 35-bed residential aged care facility.
While our organisations already enjoy a good working relationship, this new alliance will formalise and expand on this. We look forward to continuing our opportunities to socialise throughout the year on events such as ANZAC Day and Christmas, and enhancing services for elderly residents, local church members and the broader community.
Encouraging Data from PAC4RAC
The PAC4RAC partnership between Twilight Aged Care, NSW Ambulance and Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) continues its implementation after diagnoses were made to determine which residents’ conditions can be treated and cared for within the aged care home without the need to call an ambulance or send residents to an already crowded emergency department.
Twilight has been fortunate to be part of the PAC4RAC group which looks at ways of reducing admissions of residents to hospital emergency departments and the data shows that we were able to demonstrate a 30 per cent reduction in the number of ED admissions from Twilight in the past year. This means residents have been able to be cared for in their own environment by staff on duty. Glengarry Facility Manager, Tanya Sourian is the new leader on the PAC4RAC partnership in 2017, taking up the mantle from Claire Banister-Jones.
Since PAC4 RAC, Twilight has made a pact to work closely with more government health bodies on partnerships, including the APAC (Acute Post Acute Care) service and ARRT (Aged Care Rapid Response Team), with a formal project to improve on maintaining resident care within the facility. These partnerships are important as they create awareness and send the message that the aged care sector is keen to partner with government health bodies to improve health outcomes.