A successful day was had by all, at Kadina's first Seniors Expo. Held at the Kadina Town Hall on the 17th of October, the hall was full with organisations that represent home care services across the Yorke Peninsula, along with other allied health and support organisations.
We were represented by our staff members Lauren and Paula who felt the expo was a success and are looking forward to attending next year's expo. It is through events such us these that we are able to meet and connect with our community.
Country Home Services was proud to be a finalist at the ACS SA & NT Awards for Excellence in the category of Innovation in Service. This was achieved through Country Home Services Project – “Valley to Coast: Reform in Action”. A project that at its core was designed to build on existing community connections and create new ones through shifting and sharing our knowledge as a service provider out into the community. Our approach and businesses commitment was based around two key philosophies: "Can do approach: Solutions to the most obscure challenges" and "Imagination, our commitment to find the tools to make life better".
This project was introduced through recognising the need that Aged Care consumers in our region would require more meaningful and clear information than what was being delivered through the referral and assessment processes as the My Aged Care Network was introduced. It was our goal to provide easy to understand information sessions to our region which spans across a 26 000 sq. km area (which covers Yorke Peninsula, Lower North and Barossa Valley)
Through these information sessions we have reached over 40 unique groups across our region and are still providing these aged care information sessions as we move into the next financial year. In fact, we encourage any community group, GP or medical clinic who would like to receive our free information session to contact us on 8565 8100 to organise a talk.