Bolton Clarke’s Melbourne South At Home Support team has been honoured with an age-friendly community award on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
The Mornington Peninsula Shire Council hosts the Delys Sargeant Age Friendly Awards to recognise the achievements of older people and organisations who help build a strong age-friendly community.
Bolton Clarke won the Peninsula Advisory Committee for Elders (PACE) Age-Friendly Communities Award in the local business category.
Bolton Clarke Regional Manager At Home Support South, Joy Jarratt, said the organisation worked closely with Peninsula Health, Mornington Peninsula Council and Frankston Council to support wellness and independence for people across the region.
“We also work with Peninsula Home Hospice in providing generalist palliative care to keep clients at home,” she said.
“We have the Homeless Persons Program in Frankston and Rosebud, we provide a stoma therapist to Peninsula Private Hospital and have Clinical Nurse Consultants in wound care, chronic disease, diabetes, dementia, aged care and continence.
“We have a focus on wellness and reablement with allied health services including physiotherapy and social work, and our liaison staff at Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals assist with discharge planning.”
Diversity Co-ordinator Rosemarie Draper said the organisation also actively engaged with consumers to provide a responsive service that meets the diverse needs of the local population.
“Examples provided included participation (using our Partnering with Consumers for Diversity model) by PACE, local community members and two different Peninsula-based Aboriginal organisations in developing our Information on Medicines in English Digital Talking Book, as well as other local culturally and linguistically diverse initiatives,” she said.