Lyndoch Living team member Lilly has a desire for a career in nursing

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Meet Lyndoch Living Team Member Lilly.

Lilly describes herself as being a caring and compassionate person with a desire to help people. These attributes made Lilly decide to come and work at Lyndoch Living in the hope she’d gain exposure to what a career in nursing would look like.

Throughout her time at Lyndoch, Lilly has had various roles. Her current position is the Living@Home Meals Administrator, which involves coordinating frozen meals for clients living independently. However, Lilly expressed that she wanted to develop her skills further and gain more experience throughout Lyndoch. Because of her aspirations, Lilly was encouraged to participate in Lyndoch’s Fledgling Program. This 12-week program allows team members to move around the organisation and understand various roles within Lyndoch to assist in career development.

Lilly’s chosen areas for the program were Lifestyle, Personal Care and Case Management. In addition, she wanted to experience all different areas of nursing.

Lilly has enjoyed building relationships with the residents and being involved in Lifestyle activities such as cooking, games, bus trips and crafts. Lilly has also enjoyed observing the various daily tasks that Personal Care Workers undertake and believes she would enjoy this as a career.

Here is what Lilly had to say about her time in the program so far:
“Throughout the first seven weeks of the program, I have gained experience in many different aspects of Lifestyle and Personal Care Work. This has helped me discover the different ways that my desire to care can be utilised across the aged care sector.”

Lilly is looking forward to completing the rest of her program and can’t wait to see what other skills she’ll learn along the way.


“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)