Meet Lyndoch Living team member Kailyn, who describes herself as hard-working, motivated and fun.
Kailyn’s Lyndoch journey began in 2018 while completing her Year 11 studies at Warrnambool College, when she participated in the Future Leaders of Industry program.
Growing up, Kailyn knew she wanted a career where she could help people, so she chose the healthcare industry for the program. As Lyndoch supports the program, Kailyn was assigned to Lyndoch’s CEO as her mentor and completed work experience across different areas within Lyndoch. She said this was a great experience as it showed her the variety of opportunities available within aged care and enhanced her enterprise and technical skills.
Once the program finished, Kailyn was offered a position in Lyndoch’s Café Connect, which she saw as an excellent opportunity to get her foot in the door. Then, when Kailyn finished Year 12, she continued working as part of the Hotel Services team and began studying her Bachelor of Nursing at Deakin.
While Kailyn was in her first year of study, she took up a Personal Care role and believes working in the field while studying is hugely beneficial.
“It really helped me build up my confidence before going into placement. I have been able to develop my clinical skills as well as my communication skills,” Kailyn said.
Kailyn is now in her second year of university and loves how rewarding the field is. She’s looking forward to her upcoming placements and said she is continuously learning new things, which she values.
Kailyn is also a mentor to other students at Deakin, which involves talking to school students about the courses offered and the different pathways available. In addition, Kailyn loves all things sport, fitness and nutrition, along with spending time with friends.
Thanks for caring Kailyn!
“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)