TLC Healthcare recognised a significant threat to aged care providers in the shortage of critical consumable supplies and unsustainable price rises. To that end, TLC has today launched its TLC Health Supplies business.
The traditional Government-dependent model of residential aged care doesn’t work, says TLC Healthcare CEO Lou Pascuzzi – and all operators will need to re-think the viability of their business if they want to survive into the future.
Locking down aged care homes and confining residents to their rooms must be replaced by centres managing coronavirus like flu or gastro outbreaks, says the chief executive of a Victorian group that has successfully stopped COVID-19 spreading.
On September 9, TLC Healthcare (TLC) introduced a rapid antigen testing program at their 11 residential aged care homes across Melbourne and Geelong. The rapid antigen test that TLC utilises is 95% effective and has been approved by the TGA in Australia and the FDA in the United States.