Meet our team of caring, compassionate professionals, dedicated to providing you and your family the best in-home care and support for your individual needs and preferences.
Born and bred in Geelong, Giselle is a registered pharmacist who has worked in hospital and community pharmacy settings for over 10 years. She has also worked within the pharmaceutical industry, monitoring the safety profile of medications. She loves helping patients feel better and working with other Health Care Professionals to ensure patients get the best quality care.
Giselle is passionate about empowering all our seniors with the right information so they can make informed decisions. She strongly advocates for seniors to remain in the comfort of their home for as long as possible which supports their continued independence, longevity and love of life.
She spends her time with her family which includes her young son and loves listening to music – you may even hear her play some tunes on the violin on occasion at Home Instead events!
Giselle holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy and also a Bachelor of Biomedical Science both from Monash University and is currently studying a Master in Business Administration at Deakin University.
Having been raised and educated in his native Italy, Giovanni completed his postgraduate studies in Engineering Management at the Unimore University in Reggio Emilia. Self-taught in English he began his global career managing IT and logistics projects in the UK, US, Norway and Algeria. Keen for greater experience, Giovanni made his way to Australia in 2011 where he found his passion in the Aged Care sector, delivering innovative solutions designed to improve quality of care in Aged Care organisations around the country. During this time, he completed a health informatics certification and was awarded a Master in Business Administration at Deakin University.
Giovanni’s personal aim is to empower as many people as possible to fulfil their own potential - owning and running Home Instead Senior Care Geelong allows him to achieve just that.
When he’s not at work, Giovanni is in constant pursuit of the perfect dish from his mum’s recipe book, striving to impress family and dear friends. He is now even starting to love his footy, the Cats being his favourite team as ‘prescribed’ by his wife!
Trudy joined Home Instead Senior Care Geelong in April 2019 with a wide range of experience in the community sector including aged care, disability, women & children, adolescence, system reform within the youth homelessness space, refugees and asylum seekers.
In previous roles she gained a large range of experience including general management, case-management of complex clients and mentoring case managers to ensure all clients received quality services and care to meet their needs.
As the CAREGiver Recruitment and Administration Coordinator, Trudy plays a key role to ensure we maintain our current CAREGivers and continue to recruit compassionate and high quality CAREGivers in the Geelong community to keep our Seniors safe, comfortable and happy. The relationships she builds with our CAREGivers ensures we can partner our clients with the most perfect CAREGiver. Trudy is pivotal in developing our ‘CAREGiver teams’ that enable our more complex clients to remain at home and ensure that their loved ones feel supported.
Trudy has lived in Geelong for twelve years and says that she would never live anywhere else. On her down time she cooks and paints. Trudy also loves spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Caitlynne joined Home Instead in July 2019, bringing with her a number of years of experience in aged care and administrative roles.
Caitlynne is passionate about having seniors feel safe and secure and supporting clients in the aged care sector while still being able to keep their independence at home. She is a qualified personal care assistant which has provided her with great opportunity to provide support and compassion to her clients.
Caitlynne has previously worked in an administration, rostering & coordination role in a large aged care facility, which required attention to detail, exceptional customer service and an empathetic nature.
One thing Caitlynne loves to do is spend time with her family, and close friends. She loves practicing Pilates and coordinating junior netball at a local netball club.
Caitlynne has lived in Geelong for almost all her life and she loves the beach, especially in winter where she enjoys the peace and tranquility.
Whether it be at work or in her personal life, Caitlynne loves to help others and make them smile.
Michelle joined Home Instead Senior Care in July 2019 with a background in administration and a Degree in Public Health and Master’s in Health Promotion / Health Education.
Michelle previously worked in real estate as a Sales/Marketing Co-ordinator for over 10 years. Michelle decided to make a career move to Home Instead Senior Care to be able to share her caring nature and utilise her educational background to her full potential.
Having had personal experience of supporting her grandfather with dementia, she is extremely passionate in providing high quality services to families, so their loved ones are able to live independently at home for as long as possible.
Michelle has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Australia which she had the opportunity to work in various hospitals and community health centres in London. Michelle also volunteered with the Australian Red Cross where she provided support and companionship to the seniors which she found very rewarding.
Michelle was born in Geelong and has a large Italian and Macedonian family who she loves to spend time with.
On weekends Michelle enjoys catching up with friends, going for walks on the beach and camping with the family at their land in Gellibrand, enjoying the serenity.
Rhiannon joined the Geelong team in June 2019 as Administration Assistant where she was providing administrative support to the Geelong team. Throughout her time in the role, she also supported the Care Service Coordinators during busy periods and found the work very rewarding and enjoyable, particularly the interactions with clients, their families, CAREGivers and Case Managers.
In previous roles, she has worked in customer service and administration, ensuring her customers have a high-quality experience and always leave with a smile.
Rhiannon studied Health Administration and is passionate about supporting our seniors to remain home and independent. Rhiannon values the importance of providing not only support to our seniors but extending that to family as well.
During her spare time, Rhiannon enjoys spending time with her family and friends and going to the beach or park.