HammondCare expands home care services to Brisbane, Melbourne, Scone, Broken Hill and Mudgee

 HammondCare will open new offices in regional and rural NSW as well as Queensland and Victoria in response to an increase in demand for its HammondCare at Home services. 

David Martin, General Manager of HammondCare at Home, said plans were well underway to open offices in Scone, Mudgee, Broken Hill, Melbourne and Brisbane.

"The reforms to Aged Care funding, which started on 28 February, allow clients to choose their provider for home care services," Mr Martin said.

"We are seeing an unprecedented demand for our services, particularly for people with dementia, in areas where we have not traditionally operated in the past,” he said.

"In response we have decided to open offices in these areas and are actively recruiting qualified staff who have a passion for helping our clients stay in their homes as long as they can.

"Demand is driving our expansion. As the fourth largest provider of home care packages in Australia, and as a specialist in dementia care along with our training programs, we are fortunate to be able to attract and retain quality staff.”

Mr Martin said a comprehensive scope of services in Brisbane had highlighted a need for specialist dementia care services delivered in the home.

"We have taken an office in Chermside in Brisbane and are already seeing a strong level of interest in our services, just from word of mouth. We are currently recruiting and expect to be open for business on 18 April.”

The Brisbane office will be led by experienced dementia nurse, Cheree Ambrose.