Meet Lyndoch Living team member Rachel who describes herself as bubbly and outgoing.
Growing up, Rachel remembers her grandmother being in aged care and the many caring people who supported her grandmother when she was unwell. Her mum was very appreciative of their care. This experience stuck with Rachel throughout the years and inspired her to pursue a career where she could give back.
When Rachel came across a hospitality position advertised at Lyndoch Living, she took it as the perfect opportunity to get her foot in the door. Working with the Café Connect team, Rachel said, ‘it was a great starting point’. With her passion ignited, Rachel completed a Diploma in Community Services.
When an opportunity as the Coordinator for the [email protected] Meals area presented itself, Rachel jumped at the chance and successfully secured the role. Empowered to grow and learn, this role motivated her to help individuals living within our community.
Continuing to build her skills through study, Rachel has almost completed a Bachelor of Human Services, and her dedication has paid off. She is now a Support Advisor within the Home Care Package team.
“The experience of working within the [email protected] Meals area highlighted to me the importance of empowering our ageing community. It also taught me valuable skills that I have been able to transfer across into my new role,” Rachel said.
Already, Rachel has learnt about all the various services clients can access, has been out on home visits, and has enjoyed building relationships with new clients. She is excited to continue growing in her career and helping people to live happily and safely in their homes.
When she isn’t at work or studying, Rachel loves her cars, being out on her family farm, and spending time with her daughter.
Thanks for sharing Rachel!
“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)