Graduation Ceremony

Graduation resizedA small contingency of Pres Care Legana staff attended the Tas TAFE graduation ceremony on 1st June 2017 in support of a number of staff who have completed nursing and individual support / aged care qualifications in recent months.

Congratulations to all students on their achievements, you have done Pres Care and yourselves proud.  With the success of graduation comes more challenges and opportunities in life.  We hope you face them both with the same determination you have done throughout your studies.

Peter Francis, Care Services Manager Legana

Media Release

REGIS AGED CARE ACQUIRES AGED CARE ASSETS FROM PRESBYTERIAN CARE TASMANIA

Thursday 18 May 2017

Regis Aged Care Pty Ltd (“Regis”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Regis Healthcare Limited, is pleased to announce that it has extended its provision of aged care to Tasmania, having today contracted to acquire aged care facilities and associated businesses from Presbyterian Care Tasmania.

Regis will assume ownership of these assets from 1 August 2017, subject to approval from the Department of Health.

The assets to be acquired comprise three aged care facilities in Hobart and Launceston, comprising 287 aged care places. A small number of retirement village units and home care packages are also included in the purchase.

Presbyterian Care Tasmania’s Chief Executive Officer, John Brooks said a key consideration in the agreement with Regis was to ensure that quality resident care would continue under new ownership.

“Our focus has always been to enhance the lifestyle of our residents. Their well-being and the quality of care and services they receive are paramount,” Mr Brooks said. “We also recognise and value the tremendous work of our staff and volunteers and the essential role they play in supporting and maintaining the well-being of our residents.

Regis has operated in Australia for over 20 years and operates 54 aged care facilities throughout the country.

“We are excited to add the Presbyterian Care Tasmania homes to our family across Australia,” Regis Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ross Johnston said.

“We are proud of our achievements and the addition of these assets will complement and expand our ability to deliver high standards of care to the aged care community in Australia. This acquisition is consistent with our strategy and we look forward to extending our provision of quality aged care into Tasmania.”

Regis currently has over 6,000 operational aged care places, five retirement villages, four home care services and four day therapy centers and employs in excess of 7,000 staff nationally.

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All media enquiries contact:
John Brooks, CEO, Presbyterian Care Tasmania, (03) 6335 8600
Kirsty Nottle, General Manager- Investor Relations Regis Healthcare (03) 8573 0444

Silent Disco

On Saturday, 6th may, Pres Care Legana residents, staff and family had the opportunity to attend a “Saturday Night Old Style Dance” event, using the services of Kombikrew.Silent Disco resized (1)Silent Disco resized (10)

The night consisted of a combination of a ‘silent disco’ and DJ Music with 3 dance channels (1930’s-40’s; 1950’s-60’s and traditional).  Some attendees dressed up to a particular era and a traditional supper was served.  The laughter and enjoyment by attendees was priceless.

Thank you to our amazing Leisure and Lifestyle team.  This fabulous event was made possible by the Dream it, Do it! Program.

Helicopter Adventure!

IMG_3469The Pres Care “Dream it! Do It” Program recently gave two Pres Care Norwood residents, Jack and Betty, the opportunity to experience a little adventure….in a helicopter ride with Helipad Adventures….around the Launceston City area.  How exciting for them both, the view from up above looked amazing and both Jack and Betty said it was absolutely fantastic!DSC00437 resized

St. Valentines Day Rock and Roll Concert

DSC_0056What a sensational St. Valentines afternoon at Legana!  St. Valentines day was celebrated by Launceston rocker Adam Page.  Residents and staff greased up for the occasion with lots of frilly petticoats, bobby socks and stove pipe trousers.  the Chapel was overflowing with laughter, singing and rock and roll dance moves. Residents rocked away with staff and family, the smiles on their faces… absolutely priceless!  A great day had by all.DSC_0072

Thank you to all staff who assisted in making this day so special for our residents and to the Dream it, Do it! Program (funds raised by the Pres Care Tas Major Fundraising committee) for supporting the event.valentine's day concert 2017 -15 DSC_0081DSC_0149

Thank you Betty!

Betty's Bears (1)Passionate knitter, (resident) Betty from Mountain View Lodge Legana received a lovely surprise today (30/1) from Environmental Services employee, Karen, a Jigsaw Puzzle replicating Betty’s knitted bears.

Betty generously donates her knitted bears, gloves and hats for Legana’s fundraising ventures, including the Twilight Fair which is being held in March.Betty's Bears (11)

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Moscow Circus in Hobart

Dream it, Do it Program Recipients

Moscow Circus - Hbt (14)Through the great “Dream it, Do it!” (Major Event) fundraising program, Presbyterian Homes Hobart were able to take 7 residents to the Moscow Circus in Hobart on Tuesday (17/1).  Karen, (Care Services Manager Hobart) said, “Two residents, in particular have always wanted to go to the circus since childhood and were absolutely overcome with emotion.  It was great to see their faces light up with joy and their focused engagement with the event.  One resident who is constantly on the move was transfixed throughout the event.  Thank you to the generous giving to make this event possible”.

Exploring ADARDS

japanese2Pres Care Hobart had a great visit from a contingency of aged care and health staff from various facilities and hospitals, keen to explore what ADARDS had to offer.

They were excited to see animals and the beautiful garden spaces that residents could wander within.  They asked lots of questions about how we run the facility and were fascinated by the craft display.

We are also grateful for their $300 donation to the facility.  The funds will be used to facilitate the lifestyle programs in ADARDS.

 

 

 

Staff Acknowledgement Ceremony

resizedStaff at Pres Care Legana enjoyed a ‘Staff Acknowledgement Ceremony’ on Thursday, 15th December, recognising the achievements of many staff who have completed courses and others who have gone above and beyond in demonstrating our core values of Honesty, Respect, Quality, Professional Best Practice, Innovation & Creativity, Collaborative Practice, Inclusion and Participation.  Additionally, a tribute toNurse Keith McCoy was conducted acknowledging his retirement from his nursing role.keith-resized

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Decorating Christmas Bags

rsz_jtdcJohn Tooth Day Respite Centre (Hobart) clients had a lovely time making up and decorating bags to put in crafts that they have been making for Christmas to take home.  Included were Christmas goodies cooked up in the kitchen (caramel fudge).

Our Christmas hands Christmas tree that each client decorated with their own hand shape will be pulled apart and put onto the front of their bag.

Contact:  (03) 6282 2631rsz_jtdc5