NEW CHAPLAIN FOR BRAEMAR

Braemar are delighted to welcome Rev. Ross Fraser, who has been appointed as the new Chaplain of Braemar’s Aged Care facilities.

Rev. Fraser’s will offer care and support to Braemar residents, as well as their loved ones, friends and families as part of Braemar’s commitment to the spiritual and emotional wellbeing of those in its care.

Darrell Thatcher, Convenor of the Braemar Committee says the not-for-profit aged care provider was excited to have Ross join the Braemar family.

“The role of Chaplain is an important one at Braemar, as it enables us to deliver on our mission and vision of offering care and friendship to the seniors who choose to call Braemar home.

“Ross will be on hand to offer care and support, comfort and love to our residents, and is going to be an enormous asset to our organisation, we are delighted to welcome him.”

Since 1952, Braemar Presbyterian Care has been offering care and friendship to the elderly in Western Australia. Braemar currently operates three residential care facilities, providing care and support to over 200 people.

Braemar Care’s philosophy is one of Relationship Centred Care, which supports the relationships that exist and develop between staff, volunteers, residents and their families.


FIRST STEP TAKEN FOR NEW HOMES

The concrete has been poured during the first stage of construction work for the new block of independent living units which are being built at Challenger Place in Melville by Braemar Presbyterian Care.

The units are destined for current residents who are presently living at the nearby Braemar Gardens complex in Bicton, which will be decommissioned and used for future redevelopment purposes once the block of units is completed.

“This is a key milestone for the long awaited development of Challenger Place and is a sign of our commitment to our current residents who we regard as very much part of our Braemar family,” says Braemar Presbyterian Care Project and Asset Manager Amy Andrews.

“These residents have lived at Braemar Gardens in Bicton for many years. Braemar is their home and we are committed to them and also to providing for their future by building beautiful, contemporary homes for them, where they can remain living happy, enriched lives.”

The concrete pour is the first milestone in the boutique, multi-million dollar development, which will provide state of the art homes for existing Braemar residents, which will also incorporate fully landscaped garden areas.

"Braemar has been passionate about the care of elderly West Australians for over 65 years and we’re committed to providing quality aged care accommodation in Melville and the nearby suburbs,” Ms Andrews added.

The construction work is a collaboration between Braemar Presbyterian Care and The ABN Group, which has extensive experience in NDIS and retirement living developments.

Since 1952, Braemar Presbyterian Care has been offering care and friendship to the elderly in Western Australia. Braemar currently operates three residential care facilities, providing care and support to over 200 people. Braemar Care’s philosophy is one of Relationship Centred Care, which supports the relationships that exist and develop between staff, volunteers, residents and their families.


BRAEMAR COOINDA HOME TO NEW PUBLIC ACCESS DEFIBRILLATOR

BRAEMAR COOINDA HOME TO NEW PUBLIC ACCESS DEFIBRILLATOR

Caley Burke - BraemarBraemar Presbyterian Care Braemar can announce that the location of a new public access defibrillator cabinet, located at Braemar Cooinda.

Located on the busy Leach Highway, near the public entrance, the defibrillator can be accessed in an emergency by calling 000 and gaining a unique access code to open the box

Caley Burke, Maintenance Operations Supervisor, says the defibrillator is outside the Cooinda aged care facility, on the Leach Highway entrance.

“Braemar takes its role in the community very seriously, and we are very pleased to be able to offer a location for the defibrillator on what is a very popular and busy intersection,” she says.

“If we can do our bit in protecting the community and ultimately helping to save lives, we are incredibly happy to do so.”

Since 1952, Braemar Presbyterian Care has been offering care and friendship to the elderly in Western Australia. Braemar currently operates three residential care facilities, providing care and support to over 200 people. Braemar Care’s philosophy is one of Relationship Centred Care, which supports the relationships that exist and develop between staff, volunteers, residents and their families.


RETIREMENT OF WAYNE BELCHER (OAM)

It is with regret that the Commissioners of the Presbyterian Church in WA, and the Braemar Presbyterian Care Committee, advise the retirement of the Braemar Presbyterian Care (“Braemar”) Chief Executive Officer, Wayne L Belcher OAM.

Wayne experienced a heart attack at the end of May 2019. Whilst slowly recuperating, there remain some lingering concerns around the after-effects of that cardiac event. As a result, and at the advice of medical professionals, Wayne will conclude his service with Braemar to focus on his recovery.

Wayne commenced as CEO at Braemar on 7 March 2017. He had previously held the CEO role at The Bethanie Group and also worked as an Interim CEO at Baptistcare. Wayne has enjoyed an overall aged care career that has spanned almost forty years, and is recognised throughout the industry as one of Western Australia’s most influential aged care executives. In 2007 his service to the sector was recognised when he was awarded an Order of Australia Medallion (OAM).

In the current dynamic and financially constrained times for the aged care industry sector, Wayne had led a turnaround programme at Braemar, focusing on improving service and financial outcomes.

As a result of the changes implemented by Wayne, it is anticipated that the 2019-2020 financial year will see a significant improvement over past performance outcomes.

Braemar expects Wayne to continue to have a voice and involvement at some level in our Australian aged care sector, particularly via his personal blog found at www.wlbelcher.com

From his own thorough research, countless media interviews and personal diligence, Wayne has clearly shown the magnitude of support that vulnerable frail elderly people need from our broader Australian community, to ensure the delivery of high quality services that elderly people so richly deserve.

Wayne concludes his CEO role at Braemar on Friday 1 November 2019. We take this opportunity on behalf of the industry to say, “Thank you!” to Wayne for his dedicated service to Braemar and aged care, and wish him a full and speedy recovery, and a long and enjoyable retirement.

The Braemar Committee has commenced its CEO succession and recruitment process.

Rev. Darrell Thatcher
Convener – Braemar Committee


VIRTUAL TOURS WIN ACCOLADE

In another award win, Braemar Presbyterian Care has taken out the award for Small Budget Marketing for WA in the Australian Marketing Institute Awards.

Awarded for its virtual tours at Braemar Village which enable visitors to ‘walk through’ the retirement estate to assess the available accommodation and amenities, the prestigious accolade was bestowed on the Braemar marketing team at an event in Melbourne on Wednesday 16 October.

Braemar Presbyterian Care Chief Executive, Wayne Belcher (OAM), says the Braemar team were genuinely thrilled by the award.

“West Australians are increasingly utilising digital channels to research aged care options and we wanted to enable internet users to gain a complete 360 degree view of Braemar Village,” he says.

“We felt it was important to offer the community a digital method to explore our aged care facilities, providing a real sense of what the buildings, rooms and facilities look like, and we’re absolutely thrilled that our initiative has been acknowledged with this prestigious State award.

“When residential aged care is needed it is often a stressful time for both residents and families. These virtual tours offer the community the ability to view Braemar’s aged care facilities from their computer or device, taking a virtual walk-through the buildings to get a real and true sense as to what we have on offer here at Braemar.

“I would like to pay tribute to the Braemar team for their enthusiasm and commitment to our residents, and for in effect making this innovative idea one that has now become multi-award-winning.”

Since 1952, Braemar Presbyterian Care has been offering care and friendship to the elderly in Western Australia. Braemar currently operates three residential care facilities, providing care and support to over 200 people. Braemar Care’s philosophy is one of Relationship Centred Care, which supports the relationships that exist and develop between staff, volunteers, residents and their families.


LOUD SHIRT DAY RAISES ROOF AT BRAEMAR

From garish oversized Hawaiian shirts to gaudy patterned numbers, residents and staff at Braemar Presbyterian Care will be donning their most flamboyant outfits as part of Loud Shirt Day on Thursday 17 October.

Loud Shirt Day is a fundraising campaign which supports early intervention programs run by speech and hearing centres across Australia, to help children who are deaf or who have hearing impairments.

Residents and staff alike at both Braemar House and Braemar Village are gearing up to dig out some shocker shirts for the occasion, whilst putting the fun into fundraising to support the good cause.

The seniors are also set to enjoy a cuppa over an afternoon tea fashion show, while judging their favourite ‘loud’ outfits of the day, in what could be called the antithesis to ‘fashions on the field’.

Lyn Cattell, Chief Operating Officer at Braemar said Loud Shirt Day was a chance for residents and staff to come together to get vocal about their support for Australian children with deafness or hearing impairments.

“From pinstripes and polka dots to chevron and checkers, our residents are getting ready to raise the roof with our decibel-smashing loud shirts,” she said.

“Our residents love the chance to dress up, or dress down in this instance, and have a laugh while contributing in a meaningful way to good causes within the wider community.

“At Braemar, we also feel it’s important for seniors to continue to feel that they can have a meaningful impact on the lives of those around them, and Loud Shirt Day is a fantastic way for our residents to do just that.”


Employee of the Month

Employee of the Month

Each month we award a Braemar employee of the month who has demonstrated the Braemar Values of Care and Friendship.

Nominate a staff member today by completing the nomination form below.

Each Employee of the Month will receive a $50.00 Gift Card as our thanks to you for your contribution to Braemar. Terms and Conditions Apply.

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Terms and Conditions
Braemar Presbyterian Care – Employee of the Month Scheme

Entry:

  1. All Braemar Presbyterian Care (“Braemar”) employees (full time, part time, temporary or casual) who have worked with Braemar for at least one calendar month are eligible to be nominated for Braemar’s employee of the month scheme (“Scheme”).
  2. Nominations can be made by Braemar staff, residents, families of residents and contractors.
  3. The Scheme will operate on a monthly basis and the successful candidates will be announced in the staff newsletter (“Newsletter”).
  4. To enter into the Scheme, please complete an Employee of the Month nomination form (“Entry Form”) found on the Braemar Intranet and submit the completed Entry Form electronically by the 15th day of each month.
  5. All mandatory fields on the Entry Form must be completed.
  6. If you submit an incomplete Entry Form, your Entry Form may be rejected, and you may be disqualified from the Scheme at the discretion of Braemar.
  7. If you submit an Entry Form which is received by Braemar Presbyterian Care (as determined by Braemar Presbyterian Care) after the due date it will be included in the following month for consideration by Braemar Presbyterian Care.
  8. Braemar accepts no responsibility for any technical or other factors which may prevent you from submitting an Entry Form or which may result in the Entry Form being lost.

Prize:

  1. Braemar will select an employee of the month from each facility on the 15th of each month (“Winner”).
  2. The Winner will be selected by the Chief Financial Officer (or their delegate) based on which entry is determined to best satisfy the entry criteria of demonstrating the Braemar values of Care and Friendship as defined on the Entry Form.
  3. Each employee is eligible to be selected as a Winner once per calendar year.
  4. The Winner will be presented with an Employee of the Month certificate as well as a $50.00 Gift Card (“Prize”).
  5. The Winner is responsible for redeeming his/her own Prize. Any uncollected Prize will remain the property of Braemar and may be dealt with by Braemar at Braemar’s absolute discretion.
  6. Braemar is not responsible or liable for any loss or disappointment suffered as a result of the unclaimed Prize.
  7. The Prize must be taken as supplied and is not negotiable, redeemable for cash or transferable.

Miscellaneous:

  1. In submitting an Entry Form in this Scheme, you acknowledge the following:
  • if you are selected as the Winner, Braemar is not in any way involved in the operation, management or maintenance of the goods and services provided by Prize;
  • Both nominee and nominator agree to participate and co-operate as required by Braemar in all editorial activities relating to the Scheme, including but not limited to having the reason for nomination, name of nominee and a photograph for inclusion in the Newsletter.

BRAEMAR ANNUAL REPORTS AND AUDITED ANNUAL ACCOUNTS

BRAEMAR ANNUAL REPORTS AND AUDITED ANNUAL ACCOUNTS

To the Annual General Meeting, September 2019.

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BRAEMAR BREAKS GROUND ON NEW HOMES

Braemar Challenger Development

Braemar Presbyterian Care turned the first sod at a celebratory event on Thursday 12 September, to mark construction work commencing on a block of new independent living units at Challenger Place in Melville.

The boutique development will provide homes for residents at the nearby Braemar Gardens complex, which will then be decommissioned for future redevelopment.

About the development:

Braemar Challenger will offer two bedroom, two bathroom plus study homes, which are being built by The ABN Group. They will feature aging-in-place features as well as high ceilings, stone bench tops, stainless steel fixtures, premium floor coverings and fully landscaped garden areas.

Braemar Presbyterian Care Project and Asset Manager Amy Andrews said the new units will provide quality, modern homes for those residents currently living at Braemar Gardens, and will clear the way for the new aged care development planned for the now decommissioned site.

“Braemar has been caring for elderly West Australians for over 65 years and we’re committed to providing quality aged care accommodation in our community which is why we have spent several years planning this new development,” she said.

“We’re also very excited to be collaborating with The ABN Group on this project, which has extensive experience in NDIS and retirement living developments. These new units demonstrate our commitment to the people in our care, and also to our community in terms of future demand for high quality aged care accommodation.”

Since 1952, Braemar Presbyterian Care has been offering care and friendship to the elderly in Western Australia. Braemar currently operates three residential care facilities, providing care and support to over 200 people. Braemar Care’s philosophy is one of Relationship Centred Care, which supports the relationships that exist and develop between staff, volunteers, residents and their families.

Braemar Challenger