Our Team

Meet our team of caring, compassionate professionals, dedicated to providing you and your family the best in-home care and support for your individual needs and preferences.

Su Middleton

Owner & Director
Su Middleton

With over 30 years of experience working in the community and age care sector, Su is committed to achieving exceptional service for CAREGivers, clients and their families. Su began her career in England as a Social Worker gaining vital experience and has spent the past 8 years working in Executive Management roles for various not-for-profit organisations. As owner/ director of Home Instead, Su is a true believer in what the organisation stands for and strives to share her industry knowledge to achieve optimum personalised in-home care services for clients. As the face of Home Instead Senior Care Wollongong, Su takes pride in delivering career growing training to our CAREGivers and making sure that core values such as Respect, Compassion and Integrity are instilled throughout all stakeholders.

Su is a true testimonial for giving back and as a local business owner she is a familiar face in our Regions Age Care Industry, enjoying every opportunity to meet clients, their families and members of the Community. Su’s professionalism, approachable manner and leadership inspires Office Staff and Caregivers to deliver and build trustworthy relationships with clients and their families. Su’s objective is to represent Home Instead Senior Care in a professional manner by communicating and upholding our brand promise to all. Su endeavours to continue growing so our services become known and available to more families and to maintain our quality service which is slowly changing the face of ageing

 

Harriet Cox

Operations Manager
Harriet Cox

As the previous joint owner of Home Instead Senior Care Wollongong, Harriet has returned to the business as Operations Manager. With extensive experience within community and business services Harriet brings a wealth of industry and professional experience to the Home Instead Office. Initially inspired to open Home Instead in memory of her grandmother, Harriet was pivotal in the establishment of the business and having had 2 years away from the industry to enjoy motherhood, Harriet returns eager to build personal relationships with clients, CAREGivers, industry professionals and her team. Harriet lives Home Instead’s mission daily and is passionate about providing consistent and quality care to our clients through her role of Operations Manager.

As Operations Manager, Harriet works closely with all departments to maximise efficiencies and deliver the best results to our clients, CAREGivers and industry stakeholders. Harriet is committed to delivering an exceptional, personalised service with every client and a supportive and caring employment for all CAREGivers and Key Players.

Kristina Gavrilovska

Care Manager
Kristina Gavrilovska

Kristina has an array of skills, industry knowledge and passion for helping others in the Community. She has completed a Bachelor's Degree in Public Health as well as a Diploma in Community Services and is determined to make a positive difference to clients and their families livesby delivering quality and reliable service.

Having grandparents who receive aged care services, she understands the importance In-Home Care services play in a senior's life and offering them a sense of independence.

With experience working for National and Multi National organisations, Kristina brings solid experience to the team where she has had previous exposure in meeting clients, managing and delivering upon promises made and developing personalised plans for clients and their families.

She is one of our Home Care Package Coordinators who works closely with our clients, their families, CAREGivers and key players in providing outstanding services and assuring each client and their families services are customised to their needs and wants.

Brooke Marley

Finance Officer
Brooke Marley

Polite, respectful and professional are some of the key attributes Brooke brings to her position at Home Instead Senior Care. Brooke works closely with the Care Management and Finance Departments to ensure consistent and quality care is provided to our clients.

Along with great communication and client service skills, Brooke has completed a Certificate in Business Administration. She has experience working in fast paced administrative positions in both real estate and the financial sector being responsible for day to day administrative duties.

With a passion for making a difference in people’s lives and understanding the importance and need of In-Home Aged Care services for individuals and their families, Brooke is determined to uphold promises made and contribute towards enhancing the lives of seniors and their families.

Mackenzie Hayes

Administrative Coordinator

Compassionate, enthusiastic and diligent, Mackenzie is our superstar Administrative Coordinator and will always be your first point of contact at Home Instead. Mackenzie has 6 years experience within customer service and is hard working, motivated and eager to take on new challenges. Mackenzie’s role at Home Instead is critical to ensure our daily operations and client and CAREGiver services are consistent, quality and personal. Mackenzie recently relocated to the Illawarra from Sydney with her partner and is looking forward to have some time to explore our beautiful region.

Mackenzie has always wanted to give back to the community and help others; Mackenzie always puts others needs before her own. Mackenzie strongly believes that the older generation should have the choice and freedom to live independently and have a supportive environment doing so. Mackenzie is a positive energy in our office, always smiling and you will be sure to hear that every time you call; Mackenzie exudes happiness.

Jocelyn Rentoul

Community Engagement/Recruitment & Training Coordinator
Jocelyn Rentoul

Optimistic, friendly and bubbly are just some of the words we use to describe Jocelyn; she is perfectly suited to her varied role as Recruitment & Training Coordinator and Community Engagement Coordinator.

Jocelyn had a very close relationship with her great aunt, a fun and feisty women who was always independent, and when she moved to a residential facility it saddened Jocelyn to watch her deteriorate. Keeping Seniors in their own homes and out of residential care for as long as possible is very important to Jocelyn. Jocelyn believes that we can learn a lot from our Elders and finds the industry incredibly rewarding; her goal is to ensure that services are constantly evaluated and improved upon.

As Recruitment & Training Coordinator Jocelyn will be calling on her 13 years experience as an Enrolled Nurse and providing mentorship, support and education to our wonderful team of CAREGivers. Our clients are special people and we need special people supporting them; having Jocelyn screen, select and train our team will ensure we’re passing on a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion that our clients will ultimately benefit from.

As Community Engagement Coordinator Jocelyn  will be working within the Illawarra aged care network to ensure Home Instead Senior Care remains a total solution provider. Additionally, Jocelyn will be working alongside Harriet to schedule community educational and promotional events.

As a previous business owner, Jocelyn brings a wealth of knowledge to our business and as an organised person that enjoys helping others, Jocelyn will be dividing her time between these two distinct roles to ensure our services and our CAREGivers are of the highest quality.

Joanne Tucker

Care Manager
Joanne Tucker

Joanne has been working in the Aged Care Industry for over 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to her role as Care Manager. Joanne has had various roles within our industry including directly supporting our clients as a CAREGiver, coordinating services as a Client Coordinator and Case Managing complex client health conditions. Joanne is passionate about clients staying at home and she brings a genuine empathy, hands-on experience and developed skillset to our team. Joanne will be working alongside the team to support her clients, maintain their independence and improve their quality of life. Joanne enjoys building relationships with her clients and their families and has a passion for assisting people to navigate the complexities of the aged care maze. When Joanne is not at work she has a busy family life caring for her grandchildren and in her free time enjoys gardening and reading.