We provide exceptional aged care in an intimate community that feels like home.
Congratulations to Ariella Gwitima who has just celebrated ten years working at Embracia.
Ariella is our Clinical Care Coordinator at Embracia Reservoir and a highly respected friend and colleague.
Ariella completed her nursing training in Zimbabwe back in 1986. It is here where she met her husband Lawrence who is also a qualified nurse.
In 2004 Ariella and Lawrence moved to Australia from Zimbabwe to secure the future for their three children. When Ariella is not working she loves spending time with her family, watching movies and singing.
Ariella was recruited to Embracia Reservoir by Sarah back in 2007 as a registered nurse, and spent most of her career in the memory support household. Ariella quickly established herself as an expert in dementia care and led the implementation of the Montessori program over the past 3 years. This program enables residents with dementia to live with purpose by engaging in meaningful tasks.
When asked what she loves about working at Embracia, Ariella replied
“being part of a team and working collaboratively with a person centered philosophy. We have a role to respect everyone’s rights and dignity and not treat them as patients as this is their home”.
Ariella is well respected by her colleagues for her teamwork, her quiet but strong leadership and her dedication to resident’s care. In recognition of her hard work, earlier this year Ariella was promoted to the leadership role of Clinical Care Coordinator at Embracia Reservoir.
“In my new role as CCC I find it challenging and interesting, it opens my mind and keeps me going to ensure our residents enjoy life and get the best possible care”.
Congratulations to Ariella on a wonderful career at Embracia to date, and we look forward to working with you for many years to come.
Friday was a special day for the Embracia family as we officially opened our new aged care home in Moonee Valley. We were delighted that Ben Carroll MP, state member for Niddrie and Cr Andrea Surace, Mayor of Moonee Valley were there to officiate proceedings and that so many friends and family of Embracia could be there to share in this significant day.
The opening event was a true family affair with Sarah’s greatest supporters, Dawn and Peter, toasting to the home and to their daughter. Sarah’s children, Lucy, Jack and Hazel were also there to present the scissors for both Ben and Andrea to cut the ribbon and reveal the commemorative plaque.
As well as official guests, extended family, friends and staff members, there were the architects, builders, accountants and numerous other suppliers from furnishings, signage, uniforms and marketing agencies who all significantly contributed to the creation of Embracia Moonee Valley.
As we gave Ben and Andrea a tour of the home, they were both struck by the quality and style of our French Provincial architecture and interior design. The care and service that we provide our residents was evident to them, along with our commitment to providing a quality lifestyle that residents deserve and can continue to enjoy. Both agreed that Embracia was a welcomed and much needed addition to the Moonee Valley Community.
The day was also of personal significance to Ben, as his Aunt Carol and her dog Manu have recently moved into Embracia Moonee Valley and have” both been welcomed warmly and enjoying their new lives at this wonderful facility”.
A big thank you to everyone who attended the opening event and contributed to its success. We look forward to welcoming many more of you to our aged care home for a coffee or a private tour.