Remote Indigenous community in NT to get rebuilt aged care home

Australian Regional and Remote Community Services (ARRCS) is rebuilding the Tjilpi Pampaku Ngura Flexible Aged Care home in the remote Indigenous community of Kaltukatjara, NT.

The rebuilt home will include 26 resident rooms and ensuites, including two palliative care beds; resident common areas; back of house facilities; and culturally-appropriate design features, and was made possible by grants from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care (NATSIFAC) Program.

“Partnerships like this are so critical for enabling ARRCS to extend the provision of culturally appropriate aged care to the residents and their families within the community of Kaltukatjara. We are incredibly grateful for this support,” said Wendy Hubbard, General Manager for ARRCS.

“The rebuilding project will ensure that our ageing First Nations peoples can continue to access and reside in flexible high-quality and culturally safe aged care within their local community.”

The new home will be close to the existing Tjilpi Pampaku Ngura Flexible Aged Care facility.

“That means our residents can stay where they are at Tjilpi Pampaku Ngura Flexible Aged Care, and we can continue providing services without disruption and watch our vision come to life,” said Wendy.

Image: ARRCS

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A special thanks to our contributors

Jill Donaldson


Jill has been practicing as a clinical physiotherapist for 30 years. For the last 13 years she has worked solely in the Aged Care sector in more than 50 metropolitan and regional facilities. Jill has also toured care facilities in the US and Africa and is a passionate advocate for both the residents in aged care and the staff who care for them. She researches and writes for DCM Media.

Chris Baynes

DCM Media, agedcare101

Chris has been a journalist and publisher in the retirement village and aged care sectors for 11 years. He has visited over 250 retirement villages and 50 aged care facilities both within Australia and internationally. Chris is a regular speaker at industry conferences plus is a frequent radio commentator.

Annie Donaldson

Nurse and Carer

Annie has a long career in both nursing and the media. She has planned and co-ordinated the medical support from both international TV productions and major stadium events. In recent years she has been a primary family carer plus involved in structured carer support.