Managine Director, Gippsland Home and Community Care
Leeane is the Managing Director of Gippsland Home and Community Care, trading as Tarra Care, a Home & Community Service Provider operating in the Gippsland Region of Victoria. Tarra Care was created to increase the care and services delivered to our aged and people with disabilities across the greater Gippsland region in September 2021. Leeane is passionate about caring for community and Tarra Care has experienced growth at an enormous pace.
Now with over 50 Support Workers, Tarra Care provides Aged and Disability Home Care Services, Transitional Care, Post Acute Care, Nursing services, Palliative Care Support, Family violence Support and works closely with VACCA (Victorian Aboriginal childcare agency) providing emergency foster care.
Tarra Care partnered with Warner Institute in late 2021 with a recruitment model that enables to recruit new Support Workers based on suitably ethical and caring support staff. Offering ongoing growth and learning in the greater Gippsland community.
Leeane has consciously developed a model of care that is holistic, Community and person centered, and this model ensures that her Support Workers have a holistic approach aligned with the Tarra Care ethos. Leeane is committed to the provision of care and services to the greater Gippsland community, clients, families, staff, and networks.
Workforce Attraction & Retention
The aged care sector faces a complex web of challenges when it comes to workforce attraction and retention. One of the primary challenges is the increasing demand for skilled professionals amidst a shortage of qualified workers. As the ageing population grows, there’s a pressing need for more healthcare providers, nurses, and support staff, putting immense strain on recruitment efforts. Additionally, the demanding nature of the work, can lead to burnout and high turnover rates among aged care workers. The industry must also contend with issues related to competitive compensation and perceived limited career advancement opportunities, which can deter potential employees and cause existing ones to seek better prospects elsewhere. These multifaceted challenges require a comprehensive approach, including improved training programs, better working conditions, and enhanced recognition for the vital role that aged care workers play in our communities.