New player in aged care

Australian Regional and Remote Community Services (ARRCS) begins operating aged care services in the Northern Territory today, including the Old Timers in Alice Springs, all of whose staff have joined the new company.


The services were formerly provided by Frontier Services.


Executive Director Robyn Batten says: “We are undertaking a program of essential maintenance works, supported by the Northern Territory and Federal Governments.


“Other improvements are less obvious – we are updating existing processes and systems, all of which will contribute to securing the sustainability of the services.”


ARRCS will operate a total of eight residential care facilities and eleven community care programs in Darwin, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Mutitjulu, and Docker River.


ARRCS is a service group of UnitingCare Queensland – the health and community service’s arm of the Uniting Church in Australia Queensland Synod.


The organisation is supported by Blue Care, the major aged and community care service group of UnitingCare Queensland and one of Australia’s leading aged care and community services providers with sixty years of experience in aged care, including in remote areas.


Frontier Services will continue to exist, with a focus on providing health, family and community services, as well as pastoral care in remote Australia, says a media release by ARRCS.



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