In 1962, two dedicated Anglicans, Archdeacon Frederick Guest and Mr Jack Davies, explored the idea of an Anglican aged care organisation.

Our history

Explore the history of Amana Living

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The inaugural meeting of Anglican Homes for the Aged is held.

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Moline House, the first Anglican Home, opens in Karrinyup.

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Wearne House opens in Mandurah, providing care for older people in the Peel region.

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A full-time chaplaincy service is established.

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Lefroy Hostel opens, leading the provision of specialist dementia accommodation in WA.

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Sir James McCusker Training Project opens, pioneering dementia care training.

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Anglican Homes begins providing care services at home.

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Kinross Care Centre opens to respond to the growing number of West Australians living with dementia.

Club Lefroy opens in Bull Creek to provide a social outlet for people with dementia.

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Anglican Homes Catering, now Total Catering Solutions (TCS), opens in Bassendean.

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Seniors Holiday Program, now Kites, provides outings for seniors.

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Anglican Homes becomes Amana Living to reflect the variety of services provided.

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McCusker Nurse Service begins providing support for carers of people with dementia.

3 R recognition program


The 3Rs is launched to acknowledge the right people, doing the right things, in the right way.

Transition Care commences at Cottesloe and Mosman Park, helping older people recover after a hospital stay.

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Innovative music therapy program, Tune into Life, commences.

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Aged care training advances in WA with the opening of the Amana Living Training Institute.

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Amana Living recognised for its dedicated staffing model with national award.

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Amana Living healthcare graduate program commences.

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Volunteers bring comfort to residents through the No One Dies Alone Companion Program.

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Amana Living broke the ground at Kinross, its first major residential care development in more than a decade.


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A smooth transition into aged care for Gaya

Gaya Wijesekara Ekanayake Mudiyanselage arrived in Australia in 2019 by way of the United Kingdom, Cuba and Sri Lanka. As she has a PhD in exercise science which examined how physical activity can prevent chronic health problems in older people, Gaya wanted to work in aged care but being new to the country meant she didn’t know where to start.

Gaya came across the Amana Living Training Institute (ALTI) where she studied for a Certificate III and IV in allied health and was introduced to Amana Living by ALTI’s student services manager Lisa Dove.

In October 2019, Gaya initially joined Amana Living as a carer at St George’s Care Centre before taking on occupational therapy assistant (OTA), physical therapy assistant (PTA) and administration roles. “Amana Living welcomed me, and they’ve worked hard to keep me by offering me the opportunity to explore a variety of jobs.”

Now, she’s taken on a new role being piloted at St George’s, the Smooth Transitions Liaison Officer, to improve the experience for older people when they first move into residential aged care.

As the Smooth Transitions Liaison Officer, Gaya is the main point of contact for the older person in the first three months they live at St George’s. She takes them on the tour of the centre, explains the administration side of aged care, and spends a lot of time getting to know each new resident so this information can be shared with the St George’s team.

“My role is specifically to spend time with the residents, to learn about their background, personality, and preferences. I’m there to listen to them and to gather information so we can better tailor the care and experience to them,” Gaya said.

“The combination of my PhD, experience as an OTA and PTA plus caring and admin means I can draw on different skills to understand residents and their needs. All four jobs I’ve held previously at St George’s have helped me to perform the liaison role better.”

Gaya also supports the resident’s family. “I’m there to explain all the paperwork as well as help them to adjust to their loved one no longer living at home. I also work with the family to gather the personal stories which give us an even deeper insight into the resident.”

From a personal perspective, Gaya has loved taking on this role and says her job satisfaction is at 200 per cent.

“It’s amazing, I’m so happy! This role is so important in aged care and I’m glad Amana Living came up with the idea. I feel like I’m making a real impact on each resident’s life.”

Key projects

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Amana Life 60th Anniversary Edition

Amana Life 60th Anniversary Edition

In this very special edition, we look back at Amana Living’s history, hear from our residents, clients, and staff, plus share some of our plans for the future.

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