Alberto – Registered Nurse
Nurses are an essential part of our Care Community teams. Alberto started as an Assistant in Nursing, then continued to train and work as a Registered Nurse before progressing his career as a Clinical Educator. “My goal here is always to ensure our residents live their best life". Aged care nurses find purpose and meaning in their work as they spend time with our elders.Read more about Alberto
Naomy - Care Manager
Naomy came to Australia from Kenya, and studied to be a nurse. As part of her studies, Naomy undertook a placement at an aged care home and was surprised at how much she enjoyed it. Naomy moved up to Care Manager at Opal HealthCare and is now an acting General Manager. She is proud to say "I work as an aged care nurse and I love my job."Learn more about Naomy
Vinnie - General Manager
Vinni began her career as a registered nurse, progressively working her way up to become a Regional Care Assessment manager and then a General Manager. She says, "from people management to role modelling, I strive to not be average but to be excellent.Learn more
Ann – Regional General Manager
Ann was surprised by how much she enjoyed working in aged care, “It was a huge learning curve because it was so different from the public health system – I enjoy taking on a challenge and learning new skills."Learn more about Ann
Commonly asked questions about Opal
Family pets are welcome to visit, although we ask our families to ensure that pets do not enter the dining room during mealtimes. In some circumstances, you may be able to bring your pet to live with you although this needs to be agreed in advance with the General Manager.
Yes, laundry services are provided in all our homes. We offer a complimentary labelling service so that your clothes are clearly labelled and can be returned to you as quickly as possible. Please ask a team member to arrange labelling of any newly acquired items prior to the items being used to ensure they do not go missing. If you prefer a labelling option other than the one provided at the home, we may ask you or your representative to make arrangements, and to cover any additional costs. As we use industrial laundry machines, we recommend that delicate items of clothing be hand-washed by you or a family member or friend.
If you would like a private telephone, please speak with the General Manager to determine whether the home is able to provide you with a phone or other ways to stay connected to your family and friends. You may be asked to cover the costs of installation as well as rental of the landline. You are also welcome to bring your own mobile phone and charger if you prefer.
Yes, we support every resident to maintain social continence, where continence may be compromised. Following a comprehensive assessment, our nurses will allocate the appropriate high-quality disposable products as part of our care and services. If you have a personal preference for a brand or if your doctor prescribes a continence aid that is not provided by us, these must be supplied and paid for by you or your representative.
No, you don’t need to have an Enduring Power of Attorney to move into an Opal home however we encourage you to consider appointing a trusted family member or friend to help manage your affairs and/or make health, medical and lifestyle decisions on your behalf if you are no longer capable of doing this for yourself. If you would like to explore these options, the General Manager in the home can refer you to relevant resources.
At Opal, we value your thoughts and the opportunity to work with you to resolve any issues you may have. That’s why you’ll find it easy to raise a complaint, make a suggestion, share a compliment or just have your say. Here are some simple avenues to provide your feedbacks:
- Speak to a team member in your home. This is often the fastest and easiest way to communicate your feedback and to resolve an issue.
- Arrange a time to speak with the General Manager in your home either in person or by phone. Our General Managers appreciate the opportunity to work with you to action your feedback.
- You can submit your feedback using the online form or by calling 1800 767 074 and your feedback will be routed to the most appropriate manager and you will receive a reference number for tracking purposes.
If you feel that your issue has not been resolved to your satisfaction, you may call 1800 767 074 and request an internal review from a senior member of our Opal Support Team.