Update on COVID-19 – 26.03.20

It has now been one week since we implemented a voluntary lockdown of our residential care facilities in Melbourne and Newcastle. Fronditha Care would like to inform you that thus far there have been no cases of COVID-19 reported amongst our residents and staff.

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.

Social Support Groups Cancellation

It is with a heavy heart that Fronditha Care’s management has made the decision to suspend our social support groups for a period of 2 weeks, from Monday March 23rd 2020.

Voluntary Lockdown of Residential Care Facilities

Fronditha Care will commence voluntary lockdown across all its residential care facilities as of 7pm, Thursday 19 March until 7pm, Sunday 5 April, to limit the risk of infection of Coronavirus to our residents.

Media Release: COVID-19 response by Fronditha Care (update)

By Thursday 19 March 2020, the organisation’s six Social Support Groups will have been suspended for two weeks until staff can be properly briefed and trained in new screening measures.

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.

Σημαντική Ανακοίνωση σχετικά με τον Κορονοϊό (COVID-19)_GR

Η ΦΡΟΝΤΙΔΑ θα σας ενημερώνει τακτικά σχετικά με τα μέτρα που έχουμε λάβει για να προστατεύσουμε εσάς και τα αγαπημένα σας πρόσωπα από τον Κορονοϊό COVID-19.

Σας ενημερώνουμε ότι από την Τρίτη 17 Μαρτίου 2020 οι ώρες επισκέψεων μας θα περιοριστούν από τις 12 μ.μ. – 7 μ.μ.

Όταν θα εισέρχεστε σε κάποια εγκατάσταση, πρώτα απευθυνθείτε στο προσωπικό υποδοχής και απαντήστε σε μερικές απλές ερωτήσεις.

Παρακαλείσθε όπως διαβάσετε την σχετική ανακοίνωση σχετικά με το πλάνο αντιμετώπισης του  COVID-19.

 

Important Update Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)_EN

Fronditha Care will be communicating with you regularly to update you on measures we are taking to protect you and your loved ones in our residential care facilities against the spread of COVID-19. As of Tuesday 17/3/2020 our visiting hours will be restricted from 12pm – 7pm.

As you enter a facility, present yourself to our reception staff first to answer some simple questions.

Please read our latest announcement re our COVID-19 management plan.

Public Announcement Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In our efforts to maintain Fronditha Care’s good track record of high-quality infection control practices, we are proactively minimizing unnecessary exposure to our vulnerable consumers, our valuable and caring staff and volunteers, family members of consumers and other stakeholders.

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..