Amaranth expands to new home
The possibilities and success of the Amaranth Foundation are now endless, according to Amaranth Foundation CEO Julianne Whyte.
The Amaranth Foundation, which was previously located in Riesling Street, Corowa has moved to the former Karinya building on Redlands Road, Corowa.
The new premises will allow the foundation to further expand their services which currently cater for palliative end of care life, mental health, grief, loss and trauma, children and young people counselling and improved quality and vitality of life.
Established in February 2009, the Amaranth Foundation evolved in response to an identified need in rural and regional communities for an organisation to discover and respond to the social, emotional, psychological and existential needs of people living with a lifelimiting illness, their families and care givers.
“Our dedicated team at Amaranth understand that living with a serious, chronic or lifelimiting illness means living with uncertainty,” CEO Julianne Whyte said.
“Our clinicians provide therapeutic and psychosocial support for people coping with advanced chronic and terminal illness.
“The Amaranth model of care is integrated ‘wrap around care’ which recognises that not just one person or one profession can offer all the supportive needs of each individual, their family and their caregivers.”
Julianne said her integrated team of key health professionals and other services and therapies was coordinated and maintained through the individual’s care journey and continued to support the family in bereavement.
“This model of care is unique to Amaranth Foundation,” she said.
“At Amaranth, we provide many services to best help our clients in the issues they are facing and now that we are in our new premises we will be able to really further expand on that because we finally have a large facility to further cater for all our services on a larger scale.
“We are so thrilled to have been given this opportunity to have our foundation so close to our local health precinct.”
Julianne said expansion of the foundation’s location in Corowa had been on the cards for some time and the organisation was committed to wait for a suitable location to become available within the town rather than outsource to a different location.
“We have been in Corowa since 2009 and while we have opened another branch in Wagga we have always been very passionate about staying in Corowa to provide our services locally,” she said.
“We hope that now we are in the new premises that we will be able to cater for larger groups and clients while hosting learning seminars and nationwide projects.”
It has been a successful twelve months for the Amaranth Foundation as it continues to go from strength to strength within the rural health sector.
In November 2016 Julianne was awarded the ‘Most Creative and Innovative Project’ at the Agency for Clinical Innovation awards ceremony at the NSW Rural Health and Research Congress.
The foundation’s accomplishments were further heightened when Julianne was presented with an Order of Australia Medal for her service to community health through palliative care programs on Australia Day this year.
Amaranth Foundation CEO Julianne Whyte pictured with staff Heather Lane, Kellie Rippingale and La Trobe University student Nyombe Nyambura at their new premises, formally the old Karinya building on Redlands Road, Corowa.