Nick McDonald, founder and CEO of Prestige Inhome Care never dreamt his vision for Prestige would result in having the privilege of supporting over 6,000 clients across two different cities. His father is a Doctor, and seeing how much of a difference his Dad was making in people’s lives made Nick want to follow in his footsteps. He ended up studying nursing and found a job as a nurse, visiting patients who were receiving care and nursing services in their own homes. After experiencing what it was like to work in a nursing home during his studies, Nick was amazed by how much more he could connect with his patients who received home care and better meet their individual needs.
Nick also realised how important it was to have your own familiar possessions and memories around you, especially when you are suffering from an illness or an injury, or living with disability.
Today, Nick and his sister Thea, Chief Operating Officer at Prestige, are proud of the outstanding reputation they have earned from many years of delivering tailored in-home care solutions of the highest quality. They have built a Prestige family of an extraordinary team of experienced and qualified individuals who share the Prestige values and are dedicated to making a difference in peoples’ lives. Prestige Inhome Care has become an established and trusted member of the local communities in which the organisation operates, supporting individuals and families with everything from one off weekly gardening right through to 24 hour care and/or nursing.
Finding the right carer for you or your family member starts with an experienced team of highly qualified nurses, care workers and case managers.
Prestige Inhome Care staff are carefully selected and screened to ensure that clients only receive the most professional, caring, skilled care. We regard our Registered Nurses and Personal Care Attendants as the best in the industry.
In fact, Prestige places such importance on recruiting and retaining the very best staff in the industry that we offer attractive salaries, ongoing training and personal development opportunities, and great working conditions. These features and benefits of joining the Prestige family enable us to attract and employ the best of the best.
All staff members are interviewed in person by Prestige Management. We also undertake reference checks, police checks and background research before anyone becomes part of the Prestige team. All carers are also required to have at least a Certificate III in Aged Care. It is also essential that our staff demonstrate personal qualities and behaviours that align with our values.
We understand the challenges of having someone new in your home. It can take some getting used to as your loved one comes to terms with the idea of accepting additional support. That’s why we take every possible measure to ensure you or your family member is matched with the right carer or team of carers for you. This includes considerations such as:
Preference for male or female carers/ nurses