Highlights of our history

 

Since 1980, the Australian Nursing Home Foundation has delivered valuable care and support services to ageing Australian people of Chinese, South-East Asian and other backgrounds.

As one of the leading and largest providers of culturally specific residential and community-based aged care, we look forward to continuing this long tradition of excellence in decades to come. Our specialist expertise and dedication will ensure our elders continue to live positively, age actively and feel empowered to choose the care and support they need and wish to receive.

We acknowledge the generous support of the Australian Government, the Government of New South Wales and various local governments in funding these developments and for providing other vital support for our work. We are also grateful to many benefactors who have helped us to expand to meet the needs of ageing Australians.

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2018

Received NSW Government CBP grant for installation of wheelchair platform lift to van.

In partnership with TVB Australia, hosting Australian Seniors Expo at Sydney Town Hall which attracted over 6,000 over the weekend of 11-12 August.

So Wai Seniors Wellness Centre celebrated its 10th anniversary.

2017

Significant Refurbishment of LCACC completed

Set up Enterprise Risk Management System on Folio for real time risk reporting and management

Successfully secured $18,500 per annum for delivering “personal care” to cover 9 additional clients in Western Sydney Area through CHSP Growth Funding Round 2016.

Chow Cho Poon Nursing Home celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Bernard Chan Nursing Home celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) day centres were rebranded as Seniors Wellness Centre to reflect our commitment towards wellness and reablement programs and activities for our clients

2016

Lucy Chieng Aged Care Centre in Hurstville celebrates its 5th anniversary. ANHF embarked upon its transformation process through the formation of the Alpha team. We launched the “My Experience Survey” designed by our Community Care team to measure client satisfaction and service quality to identify areas for continuous improvement.

2015

We expand the HACC centre-based day care at Bonnyrigg. ANHF celebrates its 35th anniversary of vibrant community life ensuring  elderly Australians age with grace, dignity and compassionate care.

2014

We double the number of people we serve through Home Care Packages to 200 packages. We expand the HACC centre-based day care at SWS and launch the Domestic Assistance and Social Support and Community Visitors Scheme.

2013

We receive continuous funding for the demonstration site.

2012

So Wai Lifestyle Activity Centre receives Home and Community Care (HACC) funding to expand the dementia respite day care program. We start HACC multicultural centre-based day care in the Inner West and SWS which included 16 groups covering seven languages.

2011

We open the purpose-built Lucy Chieng Aged Care Centre in Hurstville thanks to a $1 million donation from Mr Wilson Chieng.

2010

We launch the Consumer Directed Care (CDC) pilot package and extended Community Aged Care Packages (CACP / EACH) dementia.

2009

Mr Wilson Chieng gifts 34 in Campsie and names the building Lucy Chieng Gardens in honour of Mr Chieng’s late mother. We receive a capital grant of $3.5 million.

2008

We open the So Wai Lifestyle Activity Centre — the first dementia day care centre purpose-built for South-East Asian communities and launch a “Demonstration Site for Day Dementia Respite for Carers of the South East Asian Community”. We launch 10 extended aged care packages at the program.

We open the So Wai Lifestyle Activity Centre — the first dementia day care centre purpose-built for South-East Asian communities and launch a “Demonstration Site for Day Dementia Respite for Carers of the South East Asian Community”. We launch 10 extended aged care packages at the program.

2007

We launch 30 Community Aged Care Packages to serve South East and South West Sydney (SWS) regions and extend CPP to the Indo-Chinese (Vietnamese) community.

2006

We launch the Community Partners Program (CPP) to assist older people from Chinese backgrounds to gain equitable access to quality and culturally sensitive aged care.

2004

We open the Stanley Hunt Centre in Ultimo to support dementia sufferers in South Sydney East thanks to a grant from the State Government.

2001

We refurbish and extend the Bernard Chan Nursing Home to a 45-bed aged care facility and name its new wing after Madam Violet Chan.

1998

Madam Violet Chan purchases and donates the adjoining property so we can extend the Bernard Chan Nursing Home.

1997

We commission a 30-bed nursing home in Burwood and refurbish it. The Bernard Chan Nursing Home is born.

1992

We open the new Chow Cho Poon Nursing Home in Earlwood. In 1995 it is cited as a Best Practice ethnic-specific nursing home.

1991

A purpose-built, 46-unit community housing estate is completed in Jones Street Ultimo for elderly and needy Chinese Australians.

1988

We are allocated 24 housing units by the State Government in Poplar Street Surry Hills.

1983

We receive a grant of $173,391 from the Australian Government for the Montrose Nursing Home.

1981

We purchase Montrose Nursing Home in Strathfield. It has 21 beds so we can care for our elders who need nursing care.

1980

Australian Nursing Home Foundation is registered as a charitable trust on February 25.