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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CHSP growth funding approved in 6 ACPRs – Domestic Assistance, Social Support Individual and Group, flexible respite, personal care. (Nepean, South West Sydney, South East Sydney, Inner West, Northern Sydney, Western Sydney).

Innovation funding: A Room to the World and Speak Your Language Call Monitoring Program.

Stanley Hunt Senior Wellness Centre celebrated its 15 th Anniversary.

Person Centred Software was implemented at Lucy Chieng Aged Care Centre for real time clinical reporting and management.

ANHF received a grant from the Department of Social Services for the support of volunteer activities.

We received a bequest of $208,250 from the Estate of the late Connie Wong.

In partnership with TVB Anywhere, ANHF hosted the popular Australian Seniors Expo for the first time at Hurstville Entertainment Centre – Marana Auditorium on the 30th May and attracted over 1,000 attendees.

Home Care Services signed up to the End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) program for 12 months


So Wai Seniors Wellness Centre celebrated its 10th Anniversary.

In partnership with TVB Australia, ANHF hosted the Australian Seniors Expo at Sydney Town Hall. We attracted over 6,000 people over the weekend of 11-12th August.

We received NSW Government CBP grant for installation of platform lift to van.

Completion of refurbishment of Chow Cho Poon Nursing Home to “refresh” the interior appearance of the facility.

Received Department of Health grant for delivery of CVS services to both residential aged care facility (first time) and home care visits in 2019-2021.


Chow Cho Poon Nursing Home in Earlwood celebrated its 25th Anniversary.

We launched the “Voice Staff Engagement Survey” designed by an independent consultancy to obtain staff feedback to identify areas of improvement.

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

We set up an Enterprise Risk Management System on Folio for real time risk reporting and management.

Significant refurbishment of Lucy Chieng Aged Care Centre completed.


Lucy Chieng Aged Care Centre in Hurstville celebrated 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.


We expanded the HACC centre-based day care at Bonnyrigg Heights.

ANHF celebrated its 35 th Anniversary of vibrant community life ensuring elderly Australians age with grace, dignity and compassionate care.


We doubled the number of people we serve through Home Care Packages to 200 packages.

We expanded the HACC centre-based day care at South West Sydney and launched the Domestic Assistance and Social Support and Community Visitors Scheme.


We received continuous funding for the demonstration site.


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


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


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


Mr Wilson Chieng gifts 34 units in Campsie and named the building “Lucy Chieng Gardens” in honour of Mr Chieng’s late mother. We received a capital grant of $3.5 million.


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


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


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


We were granted funding for the Respite for Working Carers Program.


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


We refurbished and extended the Bernard Chan Nursing Home to a 45-bed aged care facility and named the new wing after Madam Violet Chan.


Madam Violet Chan purchased and donated the adjoining property, which allowed us to extend the Bernard Chan Nursing Home.


We commissioned a 30-bed nursing home in Burwood and refurbished it. The Bernard Chan Nursing Home was born.


We opened the new Chow Cho Poon Nursing Home in Earlwood. In 1995, it was cited as the “Best Practice ethnic-specific nursing home”.


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


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


We purchased the Montrose Nursing Home in Strathfield. It had 21 beds, providing care for our elders who need nursing care.


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