Longridge is governed by a volunteer board, with the day to day running managed by Executive Officer/Director of Care, assisted by the Senior Management Team which is part of a large team of almost 70 staff.
Longridge shares a close and active working relationship with the local health and community service providers to ensure residents access to the appropriate level of accommodation should they need to leave their home. Facilities are designed to promote independence whilst providing the support and assistance we need as we age.
Naracoorte Home for the Aged Inc. (usually referred to as “Longridge”’ ) was established in 1969 by the Naracoorte community to provide accommodation and services for any retired aged or disabled person, irrespective of financial circumstance, race, colour or creed.
The Longridge philosophy is aligned in the ideals of the Resident’s Charter of Rights & Responsibilities: respecting the individual rights to choice & decision making, the balance of ‘Duty of Care’ and recognising the collective value & wisdom of the aged in our care. Longridge was established with a charter to provide affordable aged care accommodation – and continues to consider this community need to this day.
The Independent Living Units are currently configured as 32 rental units and 25 Retirement Village Association Accredited ‘Equity’ units (‘mix’ is subject to change). These Independent Living Unit residents live independently with support services accessed from local support services (Boandik, Community Health or Resthaven.)
The Accredited Hostel is a commonwealth funded ‘Ageing in Place’ facility that allows residents to enter care at low or high levels and the majority remaining at Longridge until their passing. Active care is provided 24 hours a day. Residents can access all care and the majority of allied health and medical services on-site. Longridge is proud of the comprehensive Lifestyle Program that hostel residents enjoy – ensuring the residents lives are active and fun, even as their health or abilities decline.