Residents at Lyndoch Living are saying good riddance to bad hair days after the opening of an onsite hair and beauty salon, Pure Living, a collaboration between the aged care service and South West TAFE.
The salon provides the double service of improving the quality of life for Lyndoch residents and providing opportunity to up-and-coming hair and beauty students to further their training in an operating salon.
Lyndoch CEO, Doreen Power, said that Pure Living has been embraced wholeheartedly by residents.
“We all know that when you look good you feel good, and that’s what we’re passionate about achieving for our residents at Lyndoch Living,” she said.
“Our residents have been enjoying both the pampering and the social aspect, chatting with these talented young TAFE students who are just starting out in their careers.
“At the same time, the students are gaining invaluable on-the-job experience in a real work environment.”
Pure Living Hair & Beauty’s slogan “Great hair happens here every day” was developed by the South West TAFE students themselves, a play on Lyndoch’s hashtag #greatstorieshappenhereeveryday.
Ms Power said that Lyndoch Living prides itself on its wide array of community partnerships, and that staff and residents alike were delighted to welcome the Pure Living SW TAFE students to the team.
“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)