Lyndoch team taking regional aged care straight to the top

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Lyndoch Living’s executive team met yesterday with the Federal Minister for Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt, to discuss their exciting new Masterplan which will shape the future of aged care in the greater Warrnambool region.

Lyndoch Chief Executive Officer, Ms Doreen Power, said that the meeting was fruitful and that Minister Wyatt was very impressed with the planned developments, which will enable the respected local organisation to offer world-class, innovative aged care to the Warrnambool region into the future.

“This Masterplan is on an a very impressive, indeed a very grand scale, and its focus on new and innovative ways to deliver care to an ageing population is something the Warrnambool community should be very excited about,” Ms Power said.

“Aged care in this region is going to look very different in 10 years’ time, with an increased emphasis on servicing people in their own homes with advancing levels of care. Our Masterplan is focused on enabling this in the greater Warrnambool region, as well as improving dramatically the experience of those who require higher, institutional care.”

Ms Power said Minister Wyatt was especially keen to hear about Lyndoch’s wide range of community partnerships, and the impact the organisation has on employment and training options in the region.

“Through our partnerships with the likes of TAFE, Deakin University and WestVic Staffing, we are training up our own workforce locally, as well as providing a great range of career pathways to people in the greater Warrnambool region,” Ms Power said.

“With the planned development of our Primary Health Care Centre and the redevelopment of existing facilities on our site, these opportunities for community partnerships are only going to increase,” Ms Power said.

Ms Power thanked the Member for Wannon, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, for his assistance in organising the meeting in Canberra.



“We are very grateful for the professionalism and care the staff have shown”

Family of Living@Home clients


“We would like to acknowledge the fantastic support shown to this lovely couple by the Living@Home team and the flexibility and understanding of their care needs”

Family Member of Living@Home client


“The lady you sent over yesterday was delightful, and even made Mum a hot lemon drink and put her to bed”

Leanne (daughter of Living@Home client)


“What a wonderful job Trish and Liz do, we are so happy with the care they provide”

Family Members of Living@Home clients


“I really appreciate the support from the Lyndoch Living@Home team, it’s a huge help in managing my caring role”

Michelle (Living@Home client)


“A very big thank you to the wonderful staff who came into our home and cared for my husband.  This respite break made a very difficult situation more tolerable and gave me something to look forward to”

Christine (Living@Home client)


“Geraldine is the about the best cleaner I’ve ever had!”

Maurice  (Living@Home client)


“Jan is such a capable, competent and calming carer, I feel so safe in her hands.  I could not ask for anyone better”

Joan (Living@Home client)


“I’ve always been a busy, practical person and I’m still a busy person – I’m still able to be very involved in the community, especially the Speedway. I’m a busy bloke!”
“I get spoilt rotten here! I really get cared for.”

Stuart (Swinton East)


“One of the lovely nurses had a great idea and planted out a raised bed with tomatoes and other plants and I enjoy getting out there and doing some work in the garden, collecting the produce.” “The staff are very, very nice. They greet you with a smile and do things very well.“
“I really enjoy the school kids visiting, and I’m amazed at the quality of the kids,
they’re all so nice!”

John (Lake Lodge)


“I’ve lived here for 5 years and I’m very happy with the nurses and other staff”

Margaret (Lake Lodge)


“I’ve made friends here that I wouldn’t have been able to meet living by myself at home. It’s like an extension of your family” “The staff are absolutely fantastic here, nothing is ever a problem for them. Right through to the maintenance men, the cleaners and gardeners and staff at the kiosk, they’re all obliging and always greet you with a smile” “At Lyndoch I get comfort, care and conversation, add a bit of fresh air and that’s exactly what you need in life”

Lynette (Swinton East)