Fronditha Care officially opens its state of the art facility in St Albans

Fronditha Care is excited to announce that it has opened its new 90 bed residential facility in St Albans, with more than 60 residents already enjoying their new rooms and luxurious, surrounds.

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Fronditha Care moving forward with confidence after strong turnaround

Jill Taylor (Nikitakis), Fronditha Care President and Board Chair, was pleased to inform Fronditha Care members that the organisational performance, since February 2021, had far exceeded expectations and Fronditha Care had reset its course for significant longer-term future growth.

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Fronditha Care leads vaccination of its residents, workforce and volunteers

Fronditha Care is the first residential aged care provider of its size to vaccinate the majority of its 456 residents, 700 staff, contractors and volunteers against COVID-19.

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Resident found safe and well

We are pleased to advise that Con, the resident who absconded from Fronditha Care’s Templestowe facility, has been found safe and well.

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Resident Absconded

Yesterday, Thursday, June 3, before midnight, we were aware that one of our residents at Fronditha Care’s Templestowe facility absconded. Police and SES were immediately notified and continue to search for the resident.

Please refer to the Police’s media release for further details: Police search for missing 88-year-old man


Fronditha Care President says good governance “essential” to financial recovery as it consolidates change

Jill Taylor (Nikitakis), Fronditha Care President and Board Chair, addressed over 50 (fifty) members who attended an information session on Tuesday 30 March, 2021 at Fronditha Care Mulgrave Hub.

Significant course correction for Fronditha Care as it paves the way forward

Fronditha Care is shaping the future of the organisation and its service delivery, securing financial viability and sustainability whilst maintaining the highest standards of clinical care and care oversight.

New Fronditha Care CEO appointed

Fronditha Care is delighted to announce the appointment of Faye Spiteri (Tsolakis) as CEO.


Fronditha Care ushers in new leadership era with Board of Directors refresh

Fronditha Care has appointed new Directors to its Board leadership team heralding significant changes to governance leadership of the organisation.


Statement by Fronditha Care on AGM 2020

On Thursday 26 November, 2020, Fronditha Care held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) attended by its members, Board of Directors, Executive Managers and Auditors.

Social Support Groups Calendar

Fronditha Care’s Social Support Groups are back. Click here to see the full schedule and locations.

Fronditha Care says thanks to brave employees for Aged Care Employee Day 2020

Fronditha Care is celebrating Aged Care Employee Day on August 7 by thanking its brave employees who have shown amazing resilience over the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 testing continues in Fronditha Care’s St Albans residential aged care facility: latest rounds of testing show negative results

Fronditha Care, the not-for-profit aged care provider, has not been untouched by COVID-19 after a staff member of its residential aged care facility in St Albans (THALPORI) tested positive on 22/7/2020 and further testing revealed one resident with a positive result on 27/7/2020 (who was admitted to hospital).


Fronditha Care enacts COVID-19 Outbreak Management Plan in response to positive case

Fronditha Care is currently in a heightened state of vigilance after a staff member from its residential aged care facility in St Albans (THALPORI) tested positive to COVID-19 on Wednesday 22/7/2020

Fronditha Care identifies positive staff COVID-19 case

Fronditha Care has identified a staff member with a positive case of COVID-19.

Fronditha Care to name dementia wing after generous migrant couple

Fronditha Care will name its new memory support unit in St Albans after a generous Greek Australian couple who pledged $850,000 in their will.

At Fronditha Care, the COVID19 pandemic has taught us resilience

As restrictions ease, organisations must look at the mental health of their employees and offer a settled approach.

It is also a chance for organisations to offer a lesson in resilience.

Seniors deserve respect: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on what happens behind closed doors, and it’s apt that 15 June 2020 marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Lifestyle activities in times of COVID19

Fronditha Care has upped its lifestyle and activity program hours to help keep our residents connected and happy.
It’s been a positive light for our residents during this difficult period.

Home care in times of COVID19

Personal Care Worker Katerina Margariti explains how Home Care has adapted during COVID19. 


Media Release in response to Prime Minister’s Statement

Fronditha Care in consultation with families and representatives regarding lifting voluntary lockdown.

Fronditha Care protecting those most vulnerable during the pandemic

Fronditha Care acknowledges the statement by the Prime Minister and Chief Medical Officer on 21/4/2020 regarding aged care providers imposing unnecessary restrictions on visitation to and movement within the residential care environment to not be representative of the measures taken by the organisation to limit the risk of the virus.

Tick of approval for Fronditha Care’s community services

Fronditha Care’s Community Services division has received glowing reviews from its consumers in the community and by government authorities after it passed its first full assessment under the new Quality and Safety Framework, achieving 3-year accreditation.

Heartwarming generosity amid virus panic

Fronditha Care’s biennial Radiothon went ahead on Saturday and Sunday 21-22 March at the aged care provider’s Mulgrave offices, raising $105,360 over the two days.

Media Release: Fronditha Care Radiothon 2020 fundraiser to go ahead

There is no cloud surrounding Fronditha Care’s Radiothon 2020 fundraiser, as the not-for-profit aged care provider steams ahead with the radio broadcast to entertain those in isolation.

Vale Marika Bisas OAM

Fronditha Care is saddened by the passing of another of its founding members, Marika Bisas OAM.

Vale John Bellesis

Fronditha Care is saddened to lose of one its tireless directors and volunteers, John Bellesis.

Farewell to a Fronditha Care founding father

George Sevdalis would say often that he was often overlooked as an influential member of the Fronditha Care founding team because he didn’t have the right credentials. He wasn’t a doctor, he wasn’t a lawyer, he wasn’t a professor.

New CEO begins at Fronditha Care

Fronditha Care’s new CEO, Michael Malakonas, has officially assumed duties as head of the not-for-profit aged care organisation on October 16.

Fronditha Care firmly positioned atop of Australia’s aged care providers at national ACSA Awards

Australia’s Greek community has reason to be proud this week following the outstanding recognition not-for-profit aged care provider Fronditha Care received at the national Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) Awards 2019.

After winning the state awards in June this year in the categories of Service Innovation and Individual Contribution, Fronditha Care was thrust into the aged care limelight as the Victorian candidate for two national awards.

Fronditha Care battles for top gong at national aged care awards

Fronditha Care is hoping to take out two national aged care awards after being acknowledged for its unique model of culturally appropriate care.
The aged care provider was a winner in two categories at the Aged & Community Services Australia Awards for Victoria in July.|
Personal Care Worker Khoryom “Tut” Nuyon was named Victorian Employee of the Year, and the Lifestyle and Activities team at Clayton won for Innovation in Service.

They are now off to the national awards on October 8-9 during ACSA’s Summit in Melbourne.


The Puzzle of Dementia: What it is and how it affects us (Free educational event delivered in Greek)

The State Minister for Health, two consultant psychiatrists, a family GP and a geriatric nurse, will deliver a free educational event to the Greek community to mark World Alzheimer’s Day.

Fronditha Care, the stand-out winner at the ACSA Aged Care Awards 2019, Victoria

Fronditha Care was the stand-out winner at ACSA’s Victorian Aged Care Awards 2019 on Friday 9 August. The organisation won two of four awards at this year’s industry event putting Fronditha Care at the forefront for innovation in service and individual contribution in aged care in Victoria.

A special blessing for new Fronditha Care bus

Fronditha Care’s new 15-seater bus for the residents of the St Albans residential aged care facility has been officially blessed and unveiled to the community.

Fronditha Care appoints new CEO

Fronditha Care is pleased to announce that Mr Michael Malakonas has been appointed to lead the organisation as its new CEO.

Farewell to an inspiring, compassionate leader – Mr George Lekakis AO

Mr George Lekakis has made an outstanding contribution to the Australian community, championing and advancing the cause of multicultural affairs…

Handmade Hellenic High Tea makes an impact for Greek elderly

Handmade spanakopites, meatballs, Cypriot koupes, quiches, semolina cakes and cupcakes were piled high for guests at Fronditha Care’s Templestowe Fundraising Auxiliary Group High Tea.

A stitch above the rest – Fronditha Care laundry worker receives highest accolade at Staff Awards

A dedicated laundry worker, who regularly stays at least an hour after her shift to sit and chat with the elderly residents and mend their clothes, has taken out the Outstanding Contribution Award this year at Fronditha Care’s annual Staff Awards.

President Faye Spiteri Inducted in VIC Honour Roll

Fronditha Care’s first female President, Faye Spiteri, has been inducted into the 2019 Victorian Honour Roll of Women for her work on social change.

South Sudanese aged care worker praised for outstanding work in Greek nursing home

South Sudanese refugee and aged care worker, Koryom ‘Tut’’ Nyuon has been thrust into the spotlight by his adoring fans – the elderly Greeks he cares for..

Fronditha Care’s plans for an aged care vertical village in Thornbury receive a $1.5 million commitment

A commitment of $11.5 million was made to charitable aged care provider Fronditha Care from a re – elected Daniel Andrews government yesterday,, Wednesday 20 October.. Jenny Mikakos, Minister for Families and Children and Mr Robin Scott,, Minister for Finance an d Multicultural Affairs made the announcement at the organisation’s 120 bed nursing home in Thornbury.

Fronditha Care receives $250,000 to build a new community centre

Fronditha Care will build a community centre in Melbourne’s South East after receiving a $2250,000 grant from the Victorian State Government..

Minister for Multicultural Affairs,, Robin Scott MP , made the announcement at Fronditha Care’s Clayton residential aged care facility on Monday 24 September,, during a special cultural concert for the elderly residents and volunteers of the facility..

Aged care scholarship awarded to advance dementia research

Clinical neuropsychologist Matthew Staios will be able to further his research into dementia diagnosis in the Greek Australia n community after being awarded the Anna Matthews OAM Scholarship by Fronditha Care..

The Greek Australian PhD student is the first recipient of the scholarship and will receive $110,000 to help him cover research costs..

Currently completing his research at Monash University,, Mathew is creating and adapting a range of tests to detect dement ia in culturally and linguistically diverse Australians..

Fronditha Care Accreditation & Spot visits

Clinical neuropsychologist Matthew Staios will be able to further his research into dementia diagnosis in the Greek Australia n community after being awarded the Anna Matthews OAM Scholarship by Fronditha Care..

The Greek Australian PhD student is the first recipient of the scholarship and will receive $110,000 to help him cover research costs..

Currently completing his research at Monash University,, Mathew is creating and adapting a range of tests to detect dement ia in culturally and linguistically diverse Australians..

Spirit of Hellenism

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America takes stance against US immigration policy separating families

The Trump administration reversed its controversial policy, which saw thousands of immigrant children sepa- rated from their families at the US-Mexico border and placed into holding cages, late this week, but only after intense outrage and protest on a national and interna- tional level.

Fronditha Care Staff awards

Superheroes don’t need to wear capes or special costumes at Fronditha Care – you can spot them everywhere you go..

That was the sentiment expressed by Fronditha Care CEO George Lekakis A O on Friday 1 June 2018 at Vogue Ballroom , where the 650 strong workforce was recognised for their amazing contributions over the past year..