Mackay residents looking for home care services can be supported to live life their way thanks to Linda Corney – Envigor’s Community Care Business partner in Mackay.
With a wide range of experience in the aged care industry, Linda helps people in Mackay and surrounds to access the home care system and get them the in-home support they need.
“I’ve been 19 years in aged care, both in nursing homes and the community and I spent 25 years in banking, going from a teller right up to lending, so I bring that financial experience to my role as well,” says Linda.
“What I bring to the role is a passion for aged care, for helping people and making clients feel good about themselves.
“I think it’s very important to have the choice to live in our own homes, to get care in and remain in our own home and live life to the full.”
Through her work in aged care as well as caring for elderly parents, Linda has learnt that personalised care services can help empower people to hang on to their independence and live life their way.
“Through working in aged care, when the time came for my mother-in-law to have help living at her own home, I helped her with the process to obtain a package of care,” says Linda.
“We support her along with her package partner and we have just celebrated her 91st Birthday. We will always support her to stay at home. She still attends and teaches Sitting Dance at a local nursing home for residents and community members every Monday with over 100 attending each week and her little team always provide morning tea as well. She attends Legacy meetings, 50 and Better Meetings to name a few.
“We allow her to make her own decisions and are just backup for her if she wants help. I really believe in empowering people to make their own choices.”
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Linda says that making the move to Envigor has meant she gets to live her personal values every day through her work.
“Envigor has great core values including Integrity, Caring, Family and Team. These values fit with my philosophy of life. Everyone I have met in Envigor has been very welcoming and caring and I have access to great ongoing training. Envigor to me is one very happy family.
“I’m very proud to be a part of the Envigor team. It’s nice to work with others who are as passionate about aged care as I am.”