Port Macquarie’s 65 years and older residents will benefit from more home care services, with the official opening of Home Nursing Group’s office in Port Macquarie on the 10th December 2015.
“Today’s seniors are living longer and healthier lives than ever,” said Dr David Gillespie, Nationals MP for Lyne, “they expect more choice and control in home care, and the Coalition Government is delivering for them.”
Gorm Kirsch, Home Nursing Group’s owner, thanked Dr Gillespie: “as a locally-owned home care provider, based in the region, we are excited about the opportunity to provide even more high-quality, personalised services for older people in Port Macquarie.”
Gorm Kirsch noted Home Nursing Group’s commitment to the local community, demonstrated by having local offices: “With us you will never be a number, dealing with a central office far away. For us, our customers are our neighbours and friends. We already serve more than 200 customers in and around Port Macquarie, and they are all welcome to drop in any time to discuss their services, or just for a friendly chat.”
Older Australians are increasingly choosing to live at home for longer, and Dr Gillespie said: “The Government’s new MyAgedCare website is a great tool for older people and their families to easily find information about local services and how to access them.”
Dr Gillespie reminded the audience that aged care reform is continuing, with new initiatives to increase choice for consumers coming in 2017: “The Turnbull Coalition Government is committed to ensuring our reforms lead to improved value for money and better quality for older Australians.”
Gorm Kirsch thanked his team for their role in helping the business grow four-fold in the past three years. “We are 100% committed to Port Macquarie, and look forward to meeting the needs of older people in the area”.
The new Port Macquarie office is the fourth Home Nursing Group has opened in the past two years, as the business responds to the ever-increasing demand for high quality home care.
Home Nursing Group customers can access a wide range of Government-subsidised care and support.
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Dr David Gillespie Federal Member for Lyne