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Posted on the: 23rd May, 2017

Presbyterian Support (Enliven) Earns New Zealand’s Trust

Presbyterian Support (Enliven) has been named New Zealand’s Most Trusted Aged Care and Retirement Villages Brand.

The accolade comes from the independent, commissioned 2017 Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand Survey.

Respondents highlighted Presbyterian Support (Enliven) for its not-for-profit values, genuine care, honesty, high quality aged care and retirement services and support.

National spokesperson Gillian Bremner says the win is recognition that the organisation’s values and not-for-profit philosophy drives service delivery.

“We’re about people first and foremost. We design, develop and operate quality care homes, retirement villages and home and community support services; with care at the heart of all we do.”

“We focus on creating communities where older people have companionship, variety, fun, a sense of belonging, meaningful activity and purpose in their lives.”

Enliven Central general manager Nicola Turner says the recognition is credit to the dedication, passion and care of the staff.

“Having trust in the people that are caring for you, or your loved one, is of the utmost importance and we are very pleased to be named as the most trusted aged care provider for 2017,” Nicola explains.

“Enliven staff, regardless of their role, treat and support every resident the way they would like to treated and supported themselves – with kindness, dignity and respect, and it really shows.”

Nicola says Presbyterian Support’s long history of providing support for communities also contributes to the high level of trust.

“Presbyterian Support has supported people and communities in New Zealand for more than 130 years,” she explains.

Enliven Central provides provides a full range of positive ageing services including rest home, hospital and dementia care, respite, health recovery and day programmes, as well as retirement villages between Taranaki and Wellington.

Posted on the: 13th February, 2017

February 2017 marks the end of an era for Enliven Community Support

From 13 February 2017, Enliven Central will no longer provide in-home support services between Taranaki and Wellington.

This comes after Enliven Central’s parent organisation, Presbyterian Support Central, elected to sell it’s in-home support service business to Geneva Healthcare.

“In 2016 we lost the Capital and Coast and Hutt Valley DHB in-home support contracts when the DHBs elected to contract with a single provider,” explains Chief Executive Chris Graham.

“This reduced our critical mass so the Board and Management team made the decision to sell Enliven’s remaining in-home support business and focus on our core activities – Enliven rest homes and retirement villages and Family Works social services.”

Presbyterian Support Central’s Enliven division and Geneva Healthcare have been working closely together for the past few months to ensure a smooth transition of service.

Part of this work has been around ensuring a smooth transition for staff which will help ensure there little impact for clients who, in the majority, should be able to retain their current support worker.

“We wish to thank Enliven’s Community Support staff everyone for their ongoing hard work, dedication and commitment to quality support during this transition.”

Enliven Central continues to offer a range of positive ageing services throughout the lower North Island, including independent retirement living, rest home, hospital and dementia care, day activity programmes, short-term respite and health recovery care, modified Tai Chi classes and a continence product service.

“These Enliven services remain a strong focus for us and we’re planning to announce some exciting new developments this year,” says Chris.

For more information about Enliven’s service freephone 0508 ENLIVEN (that’s 0508 365 483). For information about Geneva Healthcare’s in-home support services between Taranaki and Wellington phone 0800 436 382. For in-home support services in other regions visit www.enliven.org.nz.