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Meet our Wembley Lifestyle, Therapy and Spirituality Coordinator Jodie Lee

Jodie joins our team with two decades of experience working in the aged care sector, having started her career back in the UK as a nursing assistant in a hospital setting.

In her role as Lifestyle, Therapy and Spirituality Coordinator, Jodie creates a fortnightly lifestyle program comprising activities and specialised therapy for residents which is driven by MercyCare’s ‘person-centred care’ philosophy and focuses on the residents’ individual needs, interests and hobbies.

“The reason why I was so drawn to this role is because I want to make a difference in peoples’ lives,” she said.

“I really enjoy the social aspect of getting to know the residents and building relationships with them.”

 “I’m particularly passionate about dementia care and will continue with the MercyCare philosophy of our residents to feel included and to be heard,” she said.

“We have organised art therapy for our residents with dementia, where we have an artist who will come in to engage with them.”

Jodie with Wembley resident Pam.

Seeing the smiles on the residents’ faces is what brings Jodie the most joy in her role.

“Just to see the joy on their faces and know that I’ve made a difference in their day is what makes me happy,” Jodie said.

“When I receive feedback from residents and hear how special a moment was for them, it makes me realise how much those little moments count and how much of an impact it can have.”

Jodie added that she slotted in well with the team at Wembley.

“I feel very lucky because they’re like my family here,” she said.