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Microtowns and Other Big Opportunities in Aged Care

Faced with an ageing population and community concern about the quality of aged care services, the pressure is on for the industry to do better. The days of miserable canteen food and endless grey corridors may become relics of the past, with leaders in the aged care industry now starting to change.

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Re-imagining aged care in Australia

Shocking stories heard in the Aged Care Royal Commission highlight the inadequacy of conventional aged care facilities in providing safe and quality care for our frail elderly. What if we can re-imagine an aged care system that better meets our human and cultural needs?  SBS Radio Viva gave Natasha Chadwick and some NewDirection Care residents the…

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It takes a VILLAGE

2019 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year, NATASHA CHADWICK, is revolutionising aged care-all because she backed herself against the odds. I kept asking myself over and over again: what type of residential care would I want for my mum if it ever came to it?

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The Most Outstanding Care Innovator in the World in 2018

On 20 June 2019 NewDirection Care won the award for The Most Outstanding Care Innovator in the World in 2018 at the Globals Awards ceremony in London. The Globals are sponsored by the Over 50s Housing Publishing Group which reviews standards and trends in senior housing in over 200 countries every year.    

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Telstra Australia’s Winner

INNOVATION in Aged Care housing has been recognised at the top level with NewDirection Care’s Natasha Chadwick award the 2019 Telstra Australian Business Women’s Award. The founder and CEO of NewDirection Care has developed a “people first” model of care which has at its core five values – individuality, community, relationships, respect and empathy.  

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A Platform of Change

There is a disconnect between the calls for innovation and the action being taken, NATASHA CHADWICK tells NATASHA EGAN. It’s hard to make a change in the Australian aged care sector because you won’t necessarily get support from either your own industry or the government, says Natasha Chadwick, CEO and founder of NewDirection Care and…

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