Hello, I’m Mary and I’m the Envigor Community Care Business Partner for Brisbane’s North West. I initially started working part time as a carer 15 years ago and discovered that I loved the aged care industry.
From there, I studied numerous courses and worked my way up to community care coordination roles.
I’ve done a little bit of everything from personal care to rostering to staff training and policy development through to case management.
Prior to coming to Envigor, the last 12 years of my career were spent with two of the large care companies. Moving across to Envigor, I love that Envigor’s focus truly is care and that we are still client focused and client centred.
I love that we embrace the personal approach and treat every client as an individual. That we recognise the journeys they have been on and where they still want to go. And I love that we can help them with that – to live their lives, on their terms, their way.
Your local Envigor Home Care team provides individualised personal and nursing care services to seniors, and people with a disability, living in Brisbane’s North West suburbs and areas of Brisbane’s inner north. We service the suburbs surrounding Keperra, Mitchelton, Enoggera Gaythorne, Alderley, the Hills district including Arana Hills and Ferny Hills across to Ferny Grove and the hills of the Samford region.
Mary, Envigor Home Care Brisbane North West’s Community Care Business Partner, explains how she helped a client get social and adjust to life in a new area:
“We have a client who when she came to us had recently relocated from interstate, knew nobody and was quite unwell (only just out of hospital). Through our assistance, we familiarised her with her new area, introduced her to other residents within the village, accompanied her to events, worked on her mobility and her self-confidence while assisting her in developing her interests and hobbies.
She is now a member of the choir, Zumba class, craft group, community garden AND the President of the Social Club. We still see her daily and she tells us constantly that ‘Envigor helped her have a life, not just exist in one’.”