Guided by dedicated senior management, the Homestyle difference is delivered by a team of exceptional people throughout our organisation and homes.

Homestyle prides itself on the employment of exceptional people with exemplary skills, experience and knowledge in areas including:

  • Nursing care and personal care services
  • Diversional and activity-based therapy
  • Support services including catering, cleaning and laundry
  • Allied health services including podiatry and physiotherapy
  • Facilities maintenance
  • Administration
  • Continuous Improvement/Accreditation
  • Veterans liaison

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Senior management team

Brian has been involved with Homestyle Aged Care Services since the company purchased its first facility in 1988, serving as a Director and later Chairman of the Board of Directors. Between January 2005 and January 2014 Brian held the position of CEO, after gaining extensive management experience in a diversified family business. Brian is a member of the Board of Management of Rural Northwest Health and has also served on the Board of the Victorian Arts Council for a period of eight years and as Chairman for six years.
Tim joined Homestyle in January 2014 and brings with him over 12 years of health experience including 10 years within aged care; his most recent role CEO of Provider Assist, a large aged care consulting service. Prior to this Tim was CFO at TLC Aged Care. With over 20 years of business experience, the variety of the roles he has fulfilled includes, finance – up to CFO, IT up to CIO, Project manager, Recruitment specialist and CEO most recently. He has worked across a variety of industries including: materials handling, acute health, logistics, recruitment, aged care, community/home care, and disability services. Tim has worked within privately owned, publicly listed and not for profit organisations. Tim is currently a Director, and on the audit and finance committee for the Victorian Cytology Service; and Treasurer of the Wattle Park Primary School.
Since graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1980, Meigan has worked in a variety of health care settings as a manager, nurse and educator. After discovering a passion for gerontology 30 years ago, Meigan undertook relevant post-graduate studies at La Trobe University and also holds a qualification in training and assessment.

She has held positions in the aged care sector as a Director of Nursing, was the CEO of the AGED CARE ASSOCIATION of Victoria for 5 years, and has held several senior operational and quality management roles with large and medium sized aged care providers such as Regis, Jewish Care and Opal.

Meigan has served on several government working parties, committees and reference groups that have reviewed and changed the policy and regulatory setting in the aged care sector. Meigan was an inaugural member of the Board of Management of the Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care (ACEBAC) and continues her dedication to creating aged care and services that continually improve to meet customer needs.

Meigan is also passionate about people at work, and seeks to build cohesive teams that are diverse and “greater than their parts”. She especially enjoys coaching and mentoring beginning managers in the aged care sector.

Peter has been employed in the Aged Care industry for 15 years, in both the profit and not for profit sector. He has been involved in both the purchase and sale of Aged Care facilities and was the Aged Care Business Manager for The Salvation Army (Southern Territory) and heavily involved in the sale of 15 of its facilities in 2005. Peter’s special interest is in the development of systems to improve the recording and reporting of information.

Lee Slater is a registered nurse with a background in midwifery general surgery and general practice. Lee was recently promoted into an executive level role to assist each home to improve its performance across a variety of metrics, especially resident care. Prior to her current role she managed Belmont Grange Homestyle’s a 131 bed home in Geelong. Her aged care experience includes working in Unit manager, Clinical services manager and Facility Manger/ Director of nursing roles over a period of 17 plus years. Lee was awarded a scholarship by the Australian Royal College of Nursing.

Annette joined Homestyle in June 2015 and brings with her over 20 years of Human Resources experience. Prior to this Annette was the Executive HR Manager at Port Phillip Prison.  Annette has worked across a variety of industries including: Federal and State Government, Victoria Police, Mining, Utilities, Transport and Security sectors.
Denise has over thirty years’ experience as a registered nurse encompassing roles in the acute, aged care sector and hospital coordination. She has extensive experience in the area of care planning and rostering to acuity in the acute sector. Denise was recruited to the Accreditation Agency in 2005 and following registration as an Assessors worked full time for nearly two years completing site audits also undertaking work in the risk management area of sanctioned and non-compliant sites. Denise was subsequently employed as a National Quality Manager for a group of aged care homes which resulted in full compliance during her three year tenure. She has substantial Residential Facility management experience. Denise then progressed to a Regional management role before being recruited to China as a Director of Nursing Operations in Beijing for twelve months to establish an aged care facility for retired Generals. Denise joined LASA Victoria in 2012 as a senior consultant for residential care and took over the role of Executive Manager Residential Services and Consultancy in 2013. Denise was appointed as a Commonwealth Nurse Advisor for three years in 2014-2017. Denise joined Homestyle Aged Care in 2016.

Veterans liaison

Veteran Liaison Officer (VLO)

As part of our Continuous Improvement policy, a Veterans Liaison Officer (VLO) role has been established. Homestyle is the first private Aged Care Provider in Victoria to establish this role for its residents.

The position of Veteran Liaison Officer is part of the Community Program for Homestyle Aged Care Services, and it facilitates links between Homestyle homes, the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), the DVA clients, their families and carers.

Our aim is to ensure the best possible outcomes for veteran residents and their carers.

The role includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Ensure that DVA clients their families and carers (including professional carers) are aware of the support provided by the group’s VLO. Act as a single point of contact for DVA clients, their families and carers, Ex-Service Organisations and DVA with particular regard to resolution of concerns/problems.
  • Provide pre-admission support for new residents, their families and carers.
  • Assist in the streamlining of discharge and placement in other facilities as appropriate.
  • Refer residents, their families and carers to appropriate services/resources.
  • In conjunction with Ex-Service Organisations, coordinate DVA client visiting and information services, and establish/maintain communication and linkages between the facility and the Veteran Community.
  • Coordinate general health and lifestyle education and counselling. This will include the identification/development and implementation of health promotion programs relevant to the Veteran Community.
  • Ensure the Veteran Community is made aware of the range of services, programs and activities available at the facility.

For more information, please contact us.