We must forge stronger bonds with each other.May 19, 2020 12:26 am
The last three months have been incredibly busy with much of this time focused on keeping our residents, clients and staff safe, whilst juggling to achieve so many other exciting things.
On the 3rd March we welcomed Yallambee to our McLean Care family and the Millmerran community has been overwhelmingly gracious, welcoming and supportive as we move through the transition process. We are also very excited to announce that we will be welcoming Mackellar Care Services in Gunnedah to the McLean Care family on
1st July, after Mackellar Care reached out to McLean Care in 2019. McLean Care
and Mackellar have been friends and neighbours for a very long time and this is
a natural progression of this friendship.
We also launched our latest innovation project ‘Smart Homes’ earlier this year where 25 of our clients from across the New England and North West of NSW have been trialling a range of smart home technologies designed to support older people to live at home independently.
We have again partnered with Deakin University in this project bringing their valuable experience in technology design. Additionally, we have also partnered with Monash University in this project to explore the impacts of the specific technologies on everyday living.
We have a wonderful team of Executives whose focus on our COVID-19 Pandemic Planning have kept us all safe. We know that there is still a long way to go and we will continue to remain vigilant, making decisions that are exclusively focused on keeping residents, clients and staff safe.
We understand that there is confusion and stress at the moment, it’s ok to say “right now this is really hard, and I am struggling”. We are all struggling in our various ways and what’s important is that we support each other and know that we are not alone.
Today, we live in a totally different world and the way we live our lives is also different. In the rush to manage day to day changes that COVID-19 brings, it is very easy to forget about the big picture.
I am so proud that our people have not forgotten that, continuing to prioritise the care of our residents and clients above all else. Please join me in thanking all our McLean Care staff for the work that they do.