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Meet your Community Care Manager New England Region

Gail Ting

Community Care Manager

I have worked for McLean Care since May 2006 in various roles, and am now the Community Care Manager, New England Region, which encompasses an area from Tenterfield to Mungindi.

I am very proud to be able to support over 40 Home Care Employees and Care Coordinators, a dedicated and passionate team who do a fantastic job in enabling over 300 clients in our region to remain living in their own homes and communities through a diverse range of programmes that help to promote independence, health and wellness.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, holidaying and trying to stay active.

Meet your Care Coordinator

Julie Bolitho

Care Coordinator

I have been working in aged care for about 20 years. I really love working with our seniors, and take great pride in caring for them, and making sure that they have the services and care that make them feel well supported in their homes. I get a great sense of satisfaction in being part of a team that is focused on helping our clients to achieve their goals and live well.

Gardening and doing up old furniture and old houses are my favourite things to do, and by far, Bunnings would have to be my favourite, and most frequented shop. I love spending time with my grandchildren and family, and a great day for me is seeing them, hearing all about what they have been doing, and being involved in their lives.

Kerry Hocking

Care Coordinator

After having worked in administration for more years than I care to remember, I started working for McLean Care in 2009, and in 2013 jumped at the opportunity to complete further studies and embrace the role of Care Coordinator. It is truly enjoyable, challenging, and rewarding to be able to provide support and encouragement to our clients, and help them to attain their personal goals. We have a great team environment, and a shared passion to make a difference in our clients’ lives.

I love listening to client stories – they have awe-inspiring life experience, which gives a lot of perspective to life and our different journeys. But my greatest joy is witnessing a client achieving maximum independence and wellbeing, and the smile that puts on their faces.

Megan Frendo

Care Coordinator

Caring for older people has always been a passion for me, and before I started working with McLean Care, I worked in nursing homes as a care employee in Casino, and my home town of Grafton. I have been working with McLean Care for about three and a half years now, firstly as a Home Care employee, and now as a Care Coordinator.

I am a happy and cheerful person, who always seeks out the positive in every situation. I love my pets, which includes two dogs, five chooks and a bird. The other loves of my life are my husband and family, and I enjoy exercising, horse riding, and camping. I also enjoy great company, and having a laugh and a cold drink with friends.

Monica Leigh

Care Coordinator

My interests have always been working with older people and foster-caring. The best part about working in Home and Community Care is the positive feedback that you get from your clients about how just that little bit of help at home improves their quality of life so much, and that what we do helps to ensure that they can stay in their own homes for a while longer - they feel that they are able to cope and feel safe with a little helping hand. I love to see the smiles on my clients’ faces, and working with a great team.

At home, I love to be creative, and I also enjoy camping, but spoiling my grandchildren is definitely my greatest passion.

Narelle Dixon

Care Coordinator

Working in aged care is such an incredibly rewarding career. You are involved with so many aspects of your clients lives, including celebrating their successes, improvements and goals along side them. It is because of this that I take great pride in caring for every client to the best of my ability and making sure they are comfortable and happy in their own home for as long as possible.

I have always been focused on spending quality time with my family and friends. In my spare time I like to participate in many different hobbies, however, working on patchwork, arts & crafts and photography is what I love doing my free time.

Sharon Carpenter

Care Coordinator

I have been working in both the Aged Care and Disability industries for the past 24 years. It’s a job that requires you to be patient and understanding, and flexible about how you help a client to find ways to feel joy and wellness, and I believe that it suits my personality. I’m a fairly friendly sort of girl, and my clients and I have a great time together.

The best part of being a Care Coordinator with McLean Care is being able to support people with their lifestyle choices, and helping them to break down barriers to achieving personal goals. On a personal note, I enjoy travelling, camping and spending time with family.

Sue Gerke

Care Coordinator

I have been working with McLean Care for over 25 years, and have a clinical background. After several years of working in residential care services, I now find myself working in Home and Community Care. I enjoy the challenge of putting together care packages for my clients. I love meeting with them and their families, and developing interesting pathways to enable my clients to fulfil their personal goals.

In my own time, I love to travel, especially to those little “off the beaten track” places you don’t find on the tourist trail, and I really enjoy hiking, bushwalking and camping. I also love cooking, sewing and photography, fine wine, good company and a good laugh. But my greatest achievements in my life are my four grandchildren, who simply light up my life.

Vera Banks

Care Coordinator

Aged care, and particularly Home and Community Care, is a very rewarding career. I love working with people, and it gives me a great sense of satisfaction to know that I am playing an important and positive role in the lives of older people, ensuring they are well looked after, are happy in their retirement, and living life in their own homes, happy and well.

I have many interests in my personal life – my family and friends, nature, animals, cooking, travel, music, film, different cultures… life is interesting! I love art and gardening, reading and learning things, and I enjoy the satisfaction that comes with achieving something. A happy family, happy friends and clients, and getting a smile are the things that make my day.

Why Choose McLean Care

> Approved by Australian Government to provide aged care services
> Accredited high standard of care
> Award winning, professional, trained staff
> All staff hold current police checks
> Non-profit organisation with no religious affiliation
> Experienced rural and regional provider
> Provide innovative, technological care solutions

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> Commonwealth Home Support Programme

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67 Killean St, Inverell NSW 2360
Inverell Community Care
94‐100 Byron St, Inverell NSW 2360
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Suite 1, 11‐15 Dowe St, Tamworth NSW 2340
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Suite 1 & 2, 111 Marquis St, Gunnedah NSW 2380
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21 Cherry Street, Oakey, QLD 4401

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