Shout out to Alicia, who is one of Lyndoch Livings Lifestyle Coordinators and Personal Care Workers.
Alicia has worked at Lyndoch for close to six years, and before this was a Manager at McDonald’s. Her favourite part of working at McDonald’s was when the elderly customers would come in. She loved chatting with them and making them smile. This, combined with having a special bond with her grandparents, shaped her aged care career aspirations.
After completing her Certificate in Aged Care, Alicia began working as a Personal Care Worker throughout Lyndoch Living. She built great relationships with the residents. One particular resident, who was moving from the nursing home into the dementia wing, helped Alicia develop her passion for caring for residents living with dementia. Because of their close relationship, Alicia decided to pick up some shifts in APC to keep in touch. After just one shift, Alicia fell in love with caring for those living with dementia, and to this day, it’s her true passion.
“I love putting in the extra effort to make a resident feel good. Whether it be helping them pick their outfit for the day or asking if they would like some lippy on, it all makes such a positive impact on their day,” she said.
Alicia’s role is diverse as she does both Personal Care work as well as Coordinating Lifestyle activities. Each day brings something different, with tasks such as baking, crafts, outings, and one-on-one chats being just some of the things Alicia enjoys.
Alicia has recently become a new mum and loves to spend her spare time surrounded by her family.
Thanks for caring Alicia!
“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)