Kate left her career in the corporate sector, where she held leadership roles in Operations and HR, to set up Home Care Assistance (West Coast Perth). She has a BA in Business Administration and a Masters in Organisational Development. She was drawn to Home Care when her own mother was diagnosed with dementia in 2011. Kate experienced first-hand the good and the not so good elements of the Aged Care Sector. It was as a result of this experience that she decided to join the Home Care sector. Her aim is to relieve much of the stress seniors and their families often face, in similar circumstances to her own.
Her background in people management has shaped the culture of HCA; which at its heart is all about people and customer focused. Clients, their families and Care Workers are viewed as partners, who are involved in decision making so that the best choices are available. There is a strong emphasis on helping seniors live the life they want, given the constraints they may be facing, whilst supporting family members who are often juggling conflicting priorities of looking after an ageing relative, holding down a job and managing family life.
Kate is extremely proud of the wonderful team of health professionals she has built around her, who deliver exceptional care and customer service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.
Dannielle is a Registered Nurse with a Diploma in Health Services Management and has over a decade of experience working with seniors. After graduating, she spent a number of years working in Intensive Care as well as Surgical HDU, where many of her patients were seniors. Prior to graduating she worked in a nursing home where her love of caring for seniors was born.
Her passion for helping seniors maintain their independence and live well at home is very much in line with the Balanced Care Method, Home Care Assistance’s holistic approach to care and overall quality of life.
All our clients love Danielle; her calm, unassuming demeanour immediately puts them at ease, while her ‘can do’ approach and knowledge of community nursing instill a high level of confidence. As one client said ‘Danielle is a nurturer with a big warm heart’.
Lisa started her career in nursing before moving into training for organisations specialising in diabetes monitoring and wound care. In more recent years she expanding her knowledge of cognitive decline by completing a Diploma in Dementia. With her background in healthcare Lisa is able to provide training and advise to Care Workers, families and professionals to better understand the challenges many ageing diseases present.
A people person by nature, Lisa easily builds rapport with everyone she meets because she sincerely listens with interest. She is passionate about helping others maintain their highest level of independence while preserving their sense of purpose and humour.