Meet Lyndoch Living Personal Care Worker Michelle.
After working in disability for over seven years, Michelle felt that she was ready for a change. Still seeking a caring role, Michelle thought that aged care would be the perfect fit. After securing a personal care role within the Lyndoch Living Homestead team, her passion for aged care has grown stronger.
“The feeling you get from helping our ageing community is very rewarding,” Michelle said.
With different programs scheduled each day, ‘no two days are ever the same in the Homestead.’
Michelle’s favourite part of the role is being involved in all of the program’s exciting activities. “Every second Monday, I go out on the bus with the day-trippers group. The group pick somewhere locally to go for lunch, and we spend the day catching up and passing on stories. It’s great fun,” she said. Other activities that Michelle assists with are arts and crafts, pampering sessions, cards, BBQ lunches, and special themed days.
“It is important that we encourage, support and listen to our client’s needs to ensure they get the most out of our programs,” Michelle said.
“In 2021, during COVID 19 lockdowns, the Homestead team had to get creative to ensure clients remained socially connected. Our jobs became about staying connected to clients over the phone and checking in on families. So it was very exciting when we were able to have everybody back in the Homestead.”
Michelle loves walking, socializing, being with family, and going to concerts in her spare time.
Thanks for caring Michelle.
“We are very grateful for the professionalism and care the staff have shown”
Family of [email protected] clients
“We would like to acknowledge the fantastic support shown to this lovely couple by the [email protected] team and the flexibility and understanding of their care needs”
Family Member of [email protected] 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 [email protected] client)
“What a wonderful job Trish and Liz do, we are so happy with the care they provide”
Family Members of [email protected] clients
“I really appreciate the support from the Lyndoch [email protected] team, it’s a huge help in managing my caring role”
Michelle ([email protected] 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 ([email protected] client)
“Geraldine is the about the best cleaner I’ve ever had!”
Maurice ([email protected] 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 ([email protected] 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)