The Salvation Army has provided accommodation and care for older Australians for more than 90 years. The Salvation Army's aged care work began with a commitment to the homeless and destitute. This was later extended to include others in need of residential care.
The aged care industry in Australia has changed significantly since The Salvation Army first began providing services to the ageing members of our community. These changes include the necessary introduction and enforcement of care standards by the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments, the addition of many competent and capable aged care providers from both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, and the implementation of a regulated funding system by the Commonwealth Government.
One outcome of these changes is that the middle and upper income earners in Australia now have good access to high quality aged care services in our community.
The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory provides the following four facilities to serve the most disadvantaged aged people:
These centres are integral to the The Salvation Army's direction for aged care services.
The Salvation Army also provides Community Aged Care Packages in Tasmania, the Aged Care Packages in Darwin, and the HealthLink Aged Care Day Therapy Centre in Adelaide.
The Salvation Army social agenda for the Australia Southern Territory retains a commitment to further improve its services to the most disadvantaged people in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.