Shout out to Lyndoch Living team member Jill (pictured with Bev), who has been working at Lyndoch for over 16 years.
Jill initially worked at Fletcher Jones for nearly 20 years, and part of her package was free training. Jill knew exactly what training she wanted to do. From a young age, she had a passion for aged care, with many fond memories of visiting her Nan, whom she was very close to.
Jill commenced a Certificate III in Aged Care at SWTAFE, even buying a computer and learning how to type. It was a juggle for Jill, who was working full time and studying. However, the long hours paid off. Jill’s passion and commitment now see her working in a role she loves.
After leaving the retail industry and transitioning into aged care, Jill’s first role was as a Personal Care Worker. She is now a Lifestyle Facilitator and said, “this is the best job I have ever had. I just wish I had come into it earlier. And (with a laugh) who knows, I might end up back here! I know I will be well looked after.”
Jill finds her role very rewarding. Getting to know the residents and their families, listening to their stories and hearing tales about their lives makes every day enjoyable and different. Although a typical day for Jill is never the same, she plans and manages at least two meaningful activities each day. Jill is definitely seen as the “fun police.”
Thanks for caring Jill!
“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)