ACH Group and Malaysian care provider, Aged Care Group (ACG), signed a Memorandum of Understanding to officialise a joint initiative to provide better care in both Australia and Malaysia.
The MOU affirms that ACH Group and ACG will work together to share knowledge of each other’s countries and experiences to better provide care to older people.
The signing of the MOU was witnessed by the Honourable Zoe Bettison, Minister for Ageing, recognising the Office for the Ageing played an important role in developing Age of Opportunity: A Policy Framework for the Development of the Ageing Well Industry in South Australia, which was launched in August. This policy sets a framework for cross government, industry and community collaboration to support business growth and innovation throughout the Ageing Well industry in South Australia.
The new agreement will bring together both organisations and provide ACH Group the opportunity to learn and develop tools such as how to provide care to different populations in a multicultural society.
“We have many things to learn about providing care for such a diverse market place,” said ACH Group CEO Ray Creen, “Australia is one of the most ethnically diverse societies in the world today and as an aged care provider, we need to continue to learn how to cater for such an extremely broad market, something that ACG does in Malaysia so well.”
As well as diversity in the market place, ACH Group hopes to learn about ACG’s advanced use of technology to develop their already strong community-based care model. A model which involves community, public and private sectors.
“ACH Group’s integrated continuum of care is made up of a comprehensive array of health services,” Creen said, “developing this even further and combining it with a progressive use of technology will mean South Australia’s aged care sector is a leader for the Nation.”
The bilateral relationship between South Australia and Malaysia will elevate and introduce a care model of international standards to the state.