Lyndoch Living has been awarded the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation by the national Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).
WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation is designed to encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces.
Lyndoch CEO Doreen Power said the citation strengthened Lyndoch’s commitment to a diverse workforce.
“A diverse workplace leads to higher levels of creativity, innovation and organisation agility but it needs a real commitment and can take several years.
“Our Education Manager, Roselie Morey was Lyndoch’s champion to gain this citation. She is a passionate advocate for gender equality and is also driving our work to gain a Rainbow Tick. We could not have attained this recent citation without her focus and commitment.”
Doreen said the national Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce’s report, released late last year, stressed the need for a diverse workforce to suit Australia’s diverse ageing population.
“With a predominantly female workforce in the aged care sector, we are focusing on challenging accepted stereotypes. We want to show the Warrnambool community that women can have a successful career without making any trade off when it comes to family. And men can have satisfying careers working in caring roles.
“Lyndoch’s Gender Equality Strategy will constantly evolve so we can implement innovative ways to promote gender equality in our workforce,” she said.
A record 140 WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citations were awarded Australia-wide in 2019.
When announcing the citations, WGEA Director Libby Lyons said that embracing workplace gender equality meant different things to different organisations.
“Every employer who is committed to gender equality embarks upon their own unique journey towards achieving the equal participation by women and men in their workplace,” she said.
“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)