WA aged care provider Community Home Care (CHC) has appointed aged care executive Krystal Laurentsch as its incoming chief executive officer.

Krystal Laurentsch

Ms Laurentsch, who  joined CHC in September 2021, previously lead WA not-for-profit providers Capecare and Global Care Group.

She’s also held numerous other executive positions in WA aged care, Aboriginal health and primary health organisations.

Ms Laurentsch was most recently employed as Business Services director with Aboriginal Community Controlled Healthcare Organisation Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service.

Ms Laurentsch is a Registered Nurse and is commitment to ensuring clinical governance is embedded into all planning, practices and processes in both service delivery and strategy, CHC said.

Chair Angelo Logiudice said the board was pleased to appoint Ms Laurentsch and thanked her predecessor Sue Clements for her dedication to the organisation.

“In her seven years as CEO Sue has grown the organisation … to be a strong and significant aged care provider in the South West of Western Australia,” Mr Logiudice said in a statement.

Ms Clements stepped down from the role in February to take up a Branch Manager role with Australian Unity.

CHC provides services across the South West with a governance model that includes a board member community representative for each city or town that hosts a CHC branch.

This currently includes Bunbury, Busselton, Donnybrook, Collie, Margaret River and Bridgetown.

The organisation plans to expand services to meet the needs of other small country towns in the future.

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