Social Impact Report 202015th April 2021 | 4 min
We are immensely proud of the role Opal plays in our society, not only in caring for older Australians but also in providing valuable social support for the wider community. Our purpose is to bring joy to those we care for and never has this been more important than over the past year where devastating bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic challenged and changed the lives of Australians everywhere.
We are delighted to launch our first annual Opal HealthCare Social Impact Report. It demonstrates ways in which our care homes contributed to the health and wellbeing of the wider community during 2020.
Importantly, our social impact goals are built into our business strategy and are seen by our Opal board and leadership team as an integral part of what we do. We must be a sustainable organisation in order to deliver the dedicated care and living experience that older Australians deserve; provide relief and support for families with loved ones requiring greater levels of care as they age; and attract, develop and retain the right team members living in the community to serve our residents.
Across Opal, we have a significant story of impact to share, one that we hope will help more Australians to understand and value the importance of quality residential aged care services in the community, in particular the difference made by our Opal care homes.
Our first Social Impact Report sets a baseline with the positive impact delivered in 2020, outlines our future goals, and shines a light on older Australians who embody our philosophy of ‘ageing is living’ by continuing to play an active and contributory role in society.
Home stories from across Opal
Resident-led community giving
14th October 2021 | 3 min
Making new friends during Covid-19
7th October 2021 | 2 mins
A career as a carer comes full circle
23rd September 2021 | 2 mins