MiCare is proud to be a culturally and linguistically diverse organisation. A large part of our work is assisting people from a non-Australian background and we respect their culture, their history, their language and tastes, and their stories.
We began as DutchCare, providing Dutch heritage-centric care for migrants from Holland, now growing old in Australia. But we have spread beyond that beginning, partnering and growing to embrace the New Hope Foundation, Help At Home and other initiatives.
Our methodology is not a medically based model, giving us a point of difference from other aged care facilities. As well as caring for Elders from a range of ethnic backgrounds we assist new migrants trying to find a foothold in their new country.
We do great work and are proud of our impact on the community.
MiCare believes that culture is important. We believe that people have a right to be respected and that differences should be celebrated.
We operate under a constitution, and our board acts in accordance with contemporary corporate governance principles.
MiCare is not run by a bunch of faceless suits in some far-away corporate headquarters. Petra, our Executive Director, and the executives are present and involved.
It’s all about working together. The Polder Model is an award-winning care model that we originally developed as a response to a shortage of registered nurses.