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Shady pines gold coast shuts
07-11-2019, 07:05 PM
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Shady pines gold coast shuts
gold coast Retirement village closes
Earle haven retirement village
tenants booted

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-11/g...s/11301050

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07-11-2019, 09:10 PM
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RE: Shady pines gold coast shuts
(07-11-2019 07:05 PM)maxhr54 Wrote:  gold coast Retirement village closes
Earle haven retirement village
tenants booted

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-11/g...s/11301050

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Earle Haven retirement village is one we have been interested in. The problem (apparently) is the nursing home in the same grounds as the retirement village. We were told that the nursing home was leased/sold a few years ago are run (badly) by a separate entity.

I think the separately-owned RV part of the establishment is OK; it appears to be very well managed but we'll see ..... Confused

This is an aerial shot: Google maps

The nursing home is a few buildings just to the right of Uncle Tom's Pet & Poultry Supplies.

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07-11-2019, 09:24 PM
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RE: Shady pines gold coast shuts
Uncle Tom's Pet & Poultry Supplies
aka Soylent green chook food????Blush
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07-11-2019, 09:48 PM
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RE: Shady pines gold coast shuts
(07-11-2019 09:24 PM)maxhr54 Wrote:  Uncle Tom's Pet & Poultry Supplies
aka Soylent green chook food????Blush

Supplier to the nursing home perhaps?

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07-11-2019, 11:34 PM
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RE: Shady pines gold coast shuts
O. M. G. !! seriously, they sold the oldies off?? ConfusedHuh

btw, I've gotta go to Coffs in the morning so don't call the coroner if you don't hear from me till the arvo.
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07-12-2019, 08:12 AM
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RE: Shady pines gold coast shuts
Earle Haven Retirement Village, where I thought they had already provided a parking spot for me !!

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07-12-2019, 09:47 AM
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RE: Shady pines gold coast shuts
it was the nursing home, 70 patients affected.
Pay dispute allegedly at the core of the problem.
very nasty things happened.
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07-12-2019, 10:11 AM (This post was last modified: 07-12-2019 10:16 AM by dbeyat45.)
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RE: Shady pines gold coast shuts
(07-12-2019 09:47 AM)maxhr54 Wrote:  it was the nursing home, 70 patients affected.
Pay dispute allegedly at the core of the problem.
very nasty things happened.

We have been speaking with MyAgedCare and had a visit from a lady who warned us off buying into Earle Haven RV with the expectation of moving to the nursing home. She didn't mince words.

Now that we have a Parkinson's diagnosis, we are also having a look at Seasons Aged Care, which has generally good reviews. Their Sinnamon Park facility is quite close to #2 son and family.

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07-12-2019, 11:37 AM
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RE: Shady pines gold coast shuts
I think the pay dispute is just the last straw. There have been problems with the running of this home for some time.

Pay disputes do not usually result in wages not being paid for a month. This was a contract dispute between the management and the overarching provider.

Quote:Gold Coast nursing home residents in limbo, claims wages unpaid for a month

The operators of a Gold Coast nursing home that dramatically shut down yesterday — leaving scores of vulnerable elderly residents in limbo — say they had no choice after staff allegedly went unpaid due to a contract dispute with the overarching aged-care provider.

Staff called triple-0 to the Earle Haven Retirement Village, at Nerang, about 2:00pm yesterday and officers were met by chaotic scenes. Accommodation had to be found for more than 70 residents, many of whom have dementia. More than 32 paramedics, nurses, doctors and Queensland Health staff, as well as the state health minister, attended the village to organise the transfers.

Over eight hours, the majority of residents were moved to about a dozen other nursing homes and three were taken to hospital. The urgent operation was completed just after 1:00am.

The Queensland Government said the Federal Government needed to take ownership of the situation and has called for an inquiry into the crisis.

It is understood aged-care provider People Care hired management company HelpStreet Group to run the facility in April 2018, after the Federal Government listed four sanctions for management and regulatory compliance concerns, and a failure to ensure residents received appropriate clinical care.

HelpStreet's Chris Bunker said over the past 15 months they had employed new staff and improved systems, however that had come at a cost. Mr Bunker said People Care, which is owned by Arthur Miller, wanted to end their contract early, on August 9.

He alleged People Care had not paid them for a month, and previous months were late, and there were deductions that they could not account for.

"We asked in the very least to pay the staff, but at this time we still have not had that. We were concerned for the residents and we contacted Queensland Health, to make sure the residents' care was at the forefront. We have not wanted the residents and the employees to suffer between two companies trying to sort out a commercial situation."

Helpstreet's David Lamb said staff and residents were feeling dejected.

"We wanted to part ways amicably, we wanted to work to a proper time frame but we couldn't secure payment and the most concerning thing was we weren't told why we couldn't have the money," he told Channel Seven.

Earle Haven's independent living residents have been unaffected by the drama.

The ABC has been unable to reach Arthur Miller, however he confirmed with the Gold Coast Bulletin his company gave HelpStreet until August 9 to vacate.

"There is nothing wrong with the retirement village, it is very good," he said. "We had an agreement with the people who ran aged care and they had problems with employees."

Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles is calling for a Commonwealth investigation into the incident.

"The Federal Government regulates these private aged care facilities and I think it's about time they stepped up, explained how this was allowed to happen, investigated it and put in place a process so nobody ever has to go through this again," he said. "A lot of these residents are old, frail and many are suffering from dementia so it was confusing for them to be told in the middle of the night they needed to move from their home.

Mr Miles said residents were left abandoned with nothing more than a call to the ambulance service.

"At the same time all of the food was removed, all of the medication was removed, the storerooms were emptied, even mop buckets were taken," he said but did not elaborate on who was responsible for clearing out the facility. Some of the staff were good enough to stay around knowing they weren't being paid but because of their concern for the residents. This is no way to treat our elderly. It was pandemonium"

Lorraine Cook said her husband was one of the resident's taken to another care facility overnight.

"At 11 o'clock [at night] they took him to another nursing home going from a nice room on his own, now he's in a [room] with six to eight people ... they were all anxious and upset," she said. "You don't treat people like this. It's disgusting."

Samantha Rickards's grandmother was moved too.

"The staff have been amazing, they've all been very understanding, very caring, when I walked in they were feeding my grandmother," she said, but added she was pretty angry it had came to this. It's pretty calm but it's distressing ... [there is] a lot of them."

Queensland Nurses Union secretary Beth Mole said the unprecedented evacuation was a failure of the aged-care system.

"They are putting at risk residents and causing distress for families so we need urgent intervention," she said. "Some staff were directed to leave yesterday, others heard about what had happened and had come in to volunteer, it was just pandemonium."

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-12/g...e/11302282

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07-12-2019, 08:40 PM
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RE: Shady pines gold coast shuts
I'm pleased the staff have come out of this as the good guys. The vast majority I've known have been but we tend to hear about the worst of them, not the best.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. There is going to be more and more of these stories as the baby boomers fill up the accommodations.
Another thing I think is a bad idea is the amount of middle men in the process. These "providers" are nothing but recruiting agencies taking a massive skim from the public funding beore it gets to where it's needed.
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