SA Government’s Domiciliary Care services takes on new life with RDNS SA
Guest blogger Bronwyn Masters, has been overseeing the transition of the South Australian State Government’s Domiciliary Care services to RDNS SA, completed just this week.
"At RDNS SA, we have a proud history of caring for South Australians of all ages in their homes, and after a competitive tender process last year, we were selected to become the future provider of Domiciliary Care services - one of the largest providers of home-based care for older South Australians.
This was reflective of the experience and capability of our team and because of our reputation to deliver high quality in-home health and support services.
Not only were we proud to be selected, to know that we’d be able to support more clients, their carers and families with the services they need and rely on was our main goal in being selected to be the future provider of Domiciliary Care Services
We’re also delighted to be able to add new services, like speech pathology, podiatry, social work and nutrition, to our range of services and programs. This means we can help more people as their needs change, and provide a more holistic and integrated care approach.
Merging with another organisation can pose many challenges, so right from the very beginning we put continuity of care for clients as our highest priority. So you can only imagine how pleased we were when more than three quarters of current Domiciliary Care staff chose to transfer to RDNS SA! By taking on their experience, skills and long-standing relationships with clients, we are very well placed to continue their wonderful work.
With our new team members on board as of this week, I am proud to say we are now a passionate team of more than 800 people strong in SA and 4,000 nationally, who are committed to helping people of all ages live independently in their own homes."