Our Story

Since 1980, the Australian Nursing Home Foundation has provided valuable care and support services to ageing Australian people from Chinese, Southeast Asian and other backgrounds. As one of the leading and largest providers of culturally specific residential and community-based aged care in New South Wales, 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 want to receive.

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ANHF Started the Journey

Australian Nursing Home Foundation registered as a Charitable Trust on 25th February.

We purchased the 21-bed Montrose Nursing Home in Strathfield.


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


We were allocated 24 housing units by the State Government at Poplar Street, Surry Hills.


We opened Chow Cho Poon Nursing Home, which was cited as the ‘Best Practice Ethnic-Specific Nursing Home’ in 1995.


We commissioned and refurbished a nursing home in Burwood – Bernard Chan Nursing Home was born.


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


So Wai Lifestyle Activity Centre opened – the first dementia day care centre for Southeast Asian communities and a demonstration site for Day Dementia Respite for Carers of the Southeast Asian community.


Mr Wilson Chieng donated 34 units in Campsie and we named the building Lucy Chieng Gardens in honour of his late mother. We received a Capital Grant of $3.5 million.


We launched the Consumer Directed Care Pilot Package and Extended Community Aged Care Packages (CACP/EACH) Dementia.


We opened the purpose-built Lucy Chieng Aged Care Centre thanks to $1,000,000 donation from Mr Wilson Chieng.


So Wai Lifestyle Activity Centre received Home and Community Care funding to expand Dementia Respite Day Care. We started HACC Multicultural Centre-based Day Centres in Inner West and South West Sydney, which included 16 groups covering 7 languages.


Home Care Packages increased to 200 packages, doubling the number of service recipients.


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 for 9 additional clients in Western Sydney through CHSP Growth Funding Round 2016.


In partnership with TVB Anywhere, ANHF hosted the popular Australian Seniors Health Expo that attracted over 6,000 attendees.

Received grant from the Department of Health to deliver Community Visitors Scheme.


Further funding received for Commonwealth Home Support Program to expand our services (support at home, social support – individual and group, flexible respite and personal care) that cover six regions (Nepean, South West Sydney, South East Sydney, Inner West, Northern Sydney and Western Sydney).

Innovation Funding was also granted to conduct ‘A Room to the World’ and Speak Your Language Call Monitoring Program.

In partnership with TVB Anywhere, ANHF hosted the popular Australian Seniors Expo that attracted over 10,000 attendees.


Construction work begins on our new residential aged care development in Gordon – with 78 en-suites (72 single rooms and 6 double rooms).