As the baby boomer generation continues to move into and towards retirement, the need for more and more varied aged care facilities is evident. According to the Productivity Commission, more than 3.5 million Australians will use aged care services by 2050. If Aged Care operators want to capitalise on this growth, the need to expand and diversify services over the next decade is essential.
Looking after residents in aged care facilities is multifaceted. As well as accommodation, healthcare and activities, there is the small matter of providing nutritious and nourishing food. At Comcater, we believe that every single Aged Care resident should have access to delicious and nutritious food that is prepared easily, efficiently and cost effectively, allowing for operators to improve their offering and grow their business. That’s why we’ve teamed up with industry leaders like Kate Hurrell, Chief Executive Officer Three Tree Lodge, Accredited Practicing Dietitian Cherie Hugo as well as organisations such as Scalabrini Village and The Lantern Group to develop A Taste For Change, an aged care industry workshop created specifically to educate, enrich and share ideas on how to improve dining in aged care.
To learn more about A Taste For Change or to register for a unique, tailor made demonstration for you and your organisation on how to improve dining in aged care, be sure to book a free demonstration today!
PRE AND POST SALE SUPPORT
Every single Aged Care operator faces unique challenges. Whether you operate a food production facility offsite, have an onsite commercial kitchen or are opening an entirely new facility, we’re here to help. We offer nationwide personalised demonstrations with our team of Aged Care experts and experienced chefs who can show you everything from new technologies in commercial kitchen equipment to recipe ideas for patients suffering from dysphagia. We run regular training academies for multi-site operators, not to mention our industry leading Taste for Change Seminars.
With a growing number of mouths to feed, having reliable equipment that won’t let you down is essential in Aged Care dining. Reliability also works hand-in-hand with consistency, and for Aged Care operators with multiple sites or utilising offsite production facilities, you need reliable equipment that cooks food consistently so all residents have the same experience no matter the venue. For many, placing loved ones into aged care facilities means they are seeking a higher level of care than they can offer in their own homes, and so reliable and consistently healthy and delicious food is paramount to ensuring customer ratification. Each of Comcater’s brands was handpicked for their reliability and can be found in Aged Care sites across the country.
Our pre and post-sale training is unmatched in the industry, having opened the first Commercial Equipment Demonstration Kitchen in Australia over 20 years ago. Our team of chefs and equipment specialists offer free in house and on-site training to all customers no matter the time or team size. Get training on new or old equipment, test a new menu with us or coordinate a training trip at a customer site so you can see how other aged care providers are using the equipment. We’ll even develop training videos for you to use. We’re here to help, no matter the level of training required.
There is nothing worse than equipment breaking down mid-service. Owning commercial kitchen equipment is similar to owning a car: breakdowns may unfortunately occur, but with regular servicing you are less likely to experience a breakdown. The Comcater Technical Services Department offer unmatched support throughout the entire life of your equipment, from installs to planned maintenance and 24/7 service call outs. Rest assured you’ll be back up and running in no time with our Technical Support team!
If you’re looking at expanding your foodservice offering or have recently increased the amount of residents in your facility, getting the menu right can be a big challenge. That’s why at Comcater we offer unmatched support when it comes to the development and programming of your menu. Bring your menu concept into one of our demonstration kitchens and work hand-in-hand with us to help you get your settings just right, or have us develop a menu tailor made to the equipment you’ve already selected. Let us help you get the best out of your equipment and your staff whilst reducing waste, labour and time!
With more chefs and aged care industry experts on staff than any other commercial kitchen supplier in the country, we at Comcater are well versed in the challenges of working for and running an aged care facility. Our chef to chef approach means you’ll get the best possible advice on everything from equipment decisions to menu development through to staffing, new technologies and industry trends. Plus programs like A Taste For Change, Academy RATIONAL and the 24 hour RATIONAL ChefLine means you can get advice from our experts any day, anytime.
Pathways Residences - Cronulla Pines
“The demonstration was fantastic and I immediately thought that the unit [RATIONAL VarioCookingCenter®] would be perfect for an aged care facility. I could do away with the bratt pan, and a deep fryer and it also negated a lot of work health safety issues as it eliminates heavy lifting. It drains itself, fills itself, it tilts it does everything for you.”
As the baby boomer generation continues to move into and towards retirement, there are several sectors that see their services in greater demand.