Southern Sydney respite and permanent aged care provider Moran Engadine has announced the appointment of Jill Allsopp as its new general manager.
Allsopp brings to the team at Engadine significant experience and qualifications, particularly in nursing, from a 17-year career in aged care, dementia and palliative care.
She told the St George and Sutherland Shire Leader that it was an exciting time to arrive at Moran Engadine, with the easing of visitor restrictions post COVID-19.
“I’m looking forward to getting to know our residents while helping them to welcome visitors and get out and about in the local community again,” Allsopp said.
“Residents and families have been tremendously resilient throughout the lockdown period and have supported Moran Engadine’s efforts to keep everyone safe.
“While there is always a friendly face for residents to chat with in our home, nothing quite replaces visits from family.”
Some of Allsopp’s achievements include being selected to participate in a three-year research program with the University of Technology Sydney and Hammond Care, where she developed a step-by-step process to maximise the benefits of facilitated case conferencing with end-stage dementia patients.
She has also developed and facilitated a ‘Breast Awareness and Resilience’ program which was presented to high school students and community organisations to increase breast cancer education.
Allsopp has been nominated for Australian of the Year and in her own words is ‘a doting grandmother to seven grandchildren’.
Moran Engadine, is part of the Moran Health Care Group, a family-owned business which has provided lifestyle and care options for seniors for more than six decades, and also includes homes in Kellyville, Roxburgh Park and Sylvania.
Located in the Engadine town centre, it offers respite and permanent aged care for most care needs including dementia support.
The facility accommodates 156 residents across five floors in spacious, ensuite rooms and its unique location in the heart of the Engadine town centre ensures that residents have the freedom of choice to visit local coffee shops, retailers, RSL Club, library and more.