Amana Living has been appointed by the Federal Department of Health to take over the provision of Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) services, currently provided by the Town of Bassendean.

Amana Living is one of Western Australia’s biggest not-for-profit providers of aged care services, including home care, day clubs, residential care and retirement living.

The Town is now working closely with Amana Living to ensure a smooth transition for all 400 clients receiving care around the south eastern metropolitan region.

Mayor Kath Hamilton commented this is an excellent outcome for CHSP clients.

“Officers engaged with the Department of Health seeking selection of a values aligned, not-for-profit organisation with capacity to continue delivering quality services with as little disruption to clients as possible – and we believe that will be achieved with Amana Living.”

Clients will be notified in the coming weeks regarding the continuation of services and the finer details of the transition of care.

Amana Living CEO Stephanie Buckland said the organisation is already a part of the Town of Bassendean community, providing services to home care clients in the Town. Bassendean is also home to Amana Living’s catering arm, Total Catering Solutions, which provides meals for older people across WA.

“We are working closely with the Town of Bassendean to ensure a smooth transition and continuity of services to all

of the Town’s CHSP clients,” Ms Buckland said.

“As an aged care provider, we are able to offer CHSP clients a range of services that can be tailored to their individual needs and wants.

“Over the next few weeks, we will contact all of the Town’s CHSP clients so that we can work together to ensure they receive the services and support for daily living that meets their physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental well-being, enabling them to live their lives to the fullest.”