About us

Prom Country Aged Care (PCAC) is a community-based residential aged care service which was established in 1985 to meet the needs of people in the Prom Coast district. PCAC is registered as an incorporated association and its voluntary Board of Management is drawn from the organisation’s membership base, which represents a cross-section of the community.

PCAC provides ageing in place residential services at Prom Country House at O’Connell Rd in Foster. We provide short-term respite care as well as permanent residential accommodation, and are fully licensed and accredited to Government standards. 

History

Prom Country Aged Care Inc. originally began as Toora Nursing Home when the Toora Bush Nursing Hospital closed in January 1985. At Foster, Banksia Lodge Hostel was officially opened on 2nd March 1986 and was operating with full residency by June that year.

Corner Inlet Community Care Association was registered as an Incorporated Association in 1990 to oversee the management of both Toora Nursing Home and Banksia Lodge Hostel and by 1990 Banksia Lodge had commissioned a new five bed wing with a craft room and separate lounge. This became known as the Jim Berry Wing, named after a major donor. A further eight bed extension was built at Banksia in 1992 and named the Norm Jones Wing in recognition of a considerable bequest.

In 2007, it was decided to change the name from Corner Inlet Community Care Association to Prom Country Aged Care Inc. to better reflect the wonderful location of the two facilities and the Toora Nursing Home also became Prom View Lodge.

In 2009, the Federal Government approved a $9 million grant for the construction of a new 60-bed aged care facility in Foster. This new building has brought together the residents of both Prom View Lodge and Banksia Lodge into one state of the art development enabling them to ‘age in place’ in a superior and modern environment. Our residents moved into their new home in December 2013.

Our Vision

Prom Country Aged Care will be an exemplary partner in our healthcare community through innovative practices and sound management by dedicated professionals embracing life and health.

Our Purpose

To provide high quality care and support for the aged and vulnerable in our community.

Our Culture

We take care of each other in an open and supportive environment. We foster a learning culture, always providing opportunities to find a better way.

Strategic Plan

The PCAC Board and Management Team undertakes our annual strategic planning process in February each year. To achieve our goal of quality care in a sustainable way, we must function professionally and efficiently within a continuous improvement model. We need to listen and act upon the needs of our residents, their families, our staff, contractors, volunteers and community stakeholders, and find innovative ways to align with Government guidelines. The Federal Government sets the policy from which we align our strategic direction.

The Board of Management and our Management Team are 100% focused on achieving our goals through a planned and managed approach across all areas of the organisation. Our Strategic Plan highlights how we will achieve this in the key areas of: Community; Organisational capability; Infrastructure; and Good Governance.

If you would like to read a copy of our Strategic Plan please click on the link below:

PCAC Strategic Plan 2017-2022