One of Batemans Bay’s recently established residential care facilities, The Glen is about to enter a new era.

The Glen in Catalina has been acquired by Living Care, an organisation that has been providing retirement living and aged care services for nearly 75 years.

Living Care is a Ministry of Churches of Christ in New South Wales and operates a number of residential care facilities, community care services and retirement living communities across the state, including facilities in the Southern Highlands area at Mittagong and also in Nowra.

Executive Director of Living Care, Graham Reed, says his organisation was attracted to The Glen not only because of its great location but particularly because of the values shared with the CEO of the current operator, John Wakelin.

“As a senior’s living organisation, we believe we are responsible for providing care that promotes the physical, social, emotional and spiritual well being of every individual in our care. It is obvious to us that this is the same approach that John Wakelin has adopted in relation to the process of establishing The Glen as an outstanding residential care facility.”

John Wakelin says he was highly conscious of ensuring The Glen remained in the hands of operators who shared his vision for residential care in the local area.

“From the beginning, the quality of care for The Glen’s residents has been our primary concern. As the facility has developed, we are proud of what has been achieved and the way in which The Glen has been recognised as such a wonderful place. We have no doubt that Living Care will not only maintain, but continue to enhance this quality of care for those who live there, well into the future.”

Mr Reed said the acquisition of The Glen aligned with Living Care’s commitment to providing quality care services for people over 65.

“Living Care has been involved in aged care since 1938 and we have always recognised the need for the provision of exceptional care for our population as they age. This need is increasing and we are expanding what we do accordingly.”

Mr Reed also said Living Care will look to build on The Glen’s reputation in the local community.

“We expect to retain most if not all of the current staff and also where possible current contracts with local businesses.”

Mr Wakelin believes that with Living Care, The Glen is in good hands for the future.