Lyndoch Living announced today that it had acquired the May Noonan Centre, a 40-bed residential care home in Terang, previously owned by Mecwacare. The transfer of business will occur on 1 December 2018.
CEO Lyndoch, Doreen Power said Lyndoch was immediately interested in this acquisition when Mecwacare approached her earlier this year, as the May Noonan Centre was local, and had similar values to Lyndoch’s.
“I am pleased that we are able to welcome the May Noonan residents, staff and volunteers into the Lyndoch family before Christmas, as they will be able to join our festivities and take advantage of the terrific support Lyndoch enjoys in the region.
“We will not be changing their name, as it represents a proud 40-year history in the town of Terang. But we hope that they will grow to see themselves as part of the Lyndoch approach to the provision of meaningful, respectful quality aged care. I know their quality standards are good, so they will have a lot in common with the way we work with our staff and residents.”
Doreen said there would not be significant change in May Noonan services in the short term, although she will be talking to staff and residents about how Lyndoch can add more value to their lives, and share ideas of how we can work together.
“This will be a win-win for everyone. The staff will enjoy improved pay and conditions with us, and will have new employment options open up, as we can now move staff and residents across both locations if desired,” she said.
Doreen said May Noonan Centre did not represent a change in Lyndoch’s business strategy.
“We have been open to adding new businesses to our portfolio for some time. But we only consider additions where these are financially sound and fit into the Lyndoch values and vision. Currently we have no plans for acquiring other aged care facilities, and future opportunities would be assessed on their merits at that time.”
“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)