Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Lyndoch Living is a not for profit organisation embracing community based and in home services to cater for a broad aged client group who may require services over an extended period. The primary focus of these services is to maximise individual potential, and to either delay admission to, or provide an alternative to permanent residential care.
Lyndoch Living employs approximately 440 staff and provides a diverse range of direct care and support services to individual clients and residents. By continuing to evolve to meet the changing needs of the community and taking an innovative approach to our model of operation, we will confirm our position at the forefront of the care sector today, tomorrow and into the future.
By recognising each person for the individual they are, we will strive to provide them with the specific services, care and support they need to enjoy a lifestyle that is their own – dignified, engaging, fulfilling and rewarding.
We will enable a wide range of people to lead totally unique lives. We will support them, advise them and give them help when they need us. We will show ourselves to be an organisation that can be implicitly trusted to treat them with respect, compassion and understanding in every interaction.
Lyndoch Living’s history has been a journey of growth and expansion to meet the aged and extended care needs of the South West. From humble beginnings in 1952 as a twelve bed hostel established in 1952, Lyndoch Living has grown to now be the major provider of aged and extended care services to our community.
Historically Lyndoch Living’s services focused on residential care for our aged community and retirement living. In recent years Lyndoch Living has broadened its scope of service to embrace community based and in-home services, many of which target a younger client group that may require services over an extended period. The primary focus of these community based services is to maximise individual potential, and to either delay admission to, or provide an alternative to permanent residential care.
Lyndoch Living currently has a total of 198 residential care beds in Warrnambool offering nursing home and hostel care predominantly to an aged client group. From the same Warrnambool site, Lyndoch Living also operates a 30 unit Retirement Village which is in the process of significant transformation and growth, and includes 17 premium retirement living apartments in the recently developed Waterfront Living precinct.
From offices in Warrnambool, Hamilton and Portland, we provide services to in excess of 670 individuals either in their own home or on an outpatient basis, with services designed to enhance their life and circumvent the need for permanent residential care. These services are delivered to those with an assessed need irrespective of their age.
At Lyndoch Living we do things the Lyndoch Way. While driven by the core goals of the Lyndoch leaders of yesteryear, our history does not hold us back from moving forward, creating the needed positive connotations of ‘life’, ‘living’ and ‘lifestyle’ for the people and the community we serve.
The Lyndoch Way is in everything we do. It is the idea that focuses us on modifying our residents’ environment whereby they are encouraged to participate in the growth of their own chosen lifestyle. The practice of the Lyndoch Way is deeply guided by the Eden Philosophy of care which focuses on de-institutionalising aged care and creating an enlivened environment, ultimately relieving loneliness, boredom and helplessness.
As a community owned organisation Lyndoch Living has been shaped over the last five years by our direct links with the community. We have 145 volunteers currently involved in the organisation. Historically, we can show that our growth as an organisation coincides with the requirements and expectations of the community we serve – the great South West of Victoria.
While our core purpose as an organisation is to provide the community with specific services, care and support; we also provide the public with amazing opportunities in terms of employment and professional development. With a diverse range of career paths to choose from, and frequent offers for training and development, suitably motivated people can feel secure and thrive in their chosen line of work with us.