It’s time to meet Nicole Cassidy-Koia, our Rentals Administrator, who is also known around the office as “lil boss”. Nicole’s favourite quote sums up her cheerful and genuine disposition perfectly: He aroha whakatō, he aroha puta mai – If kindness is sewn, then kindness you shall receive.
Nicole works with the Rentals Administration team processing queries and requests from our customers. “I also work closely with my managers and team members regarding processes and improving those processes.”
This International Women's Day, Invacare Australia/New Zealand is celebrating the story of an amazing woman - she is a mother, a successful athlete, and a passionate advocate for a cause she has good reason to believe in.
Eliza Ault-Connell is a 38-year-old para-athlete who has represented Australia, winning medals at a variety of global events including the Olympic and Commonwealth Games.
Yasmien Khan is our Executive Assistant to the Vice President and General Manager, in the Asia Pacific Region, and is generally considered the Invacare Australia/New Zealand “go-to” person. Yasmien says “Invacare is a great place to work as there is solid support for development and training, and we have a great group of people who are passionate about their work.”
Josie Katu, our Senior Rentals Customer Service Rep, has a favourite quote: “Life is Short! SMILE while you still have teeth!” And Josie’s cheerful disposition definitely reinforces this positive attitude.
Steve Burgess, our Business Leader Custom Power, is a fantastic salesperson who loves his job. Steve's favourite part of his role at Invacare is the interactions with the customers, seeing their joy and changing their lives for the better. Steve said “I just love setting up chairs for people who have been injured, maybe just out of the Spinal Cord Unit at the hospital. I really want to make a positive difference.
David Cotter, our HR Business Partner, has helped make Invacare the progressive culture it is today. David considers employees to be his clients and his great strengths lie is his open mindedness, and how he is naturally intent on creating diversity.
David said “I’m here to support staff in making the best contribution they can to the business, assist managers in making good hiring decisions, and to ensure we have the right people on board.” David enjoys how Invacare provides opportunities to develop staff, saying “like any great culture, it’s an evolving one!”
A quick guide for registered managers of care homes
Pressure ulcers can be serious and lead to life-threatening complications, such as blood poisoning and gangrene.
However, taking some simple steps can reduce the chance of pressure ulcers developing.
Who is most likely to get a pressure ulcer?
Anyone living in a care home can develop a pressure ulcer, but some of the factors that make it more likely are:
Social media has changed the way we communicate, receive information, and connect with others. There is an extraordinary array of people who are blogging, posting and tweeting about their lives and passions that are fun to follow for inspiration, entertainment and information. But when you look at some of these bloggers can you see yourself? Although there have been strides made in promoting diversity and inclusion in many areas, disabled people are still on the fringes of these movements – visible, yet still invisible.
Next up in our Meet the Team series, is Graham Alt, our hard working Technical Team Leader. Graham’s role involves leading a team of technical specialists who help resolve issues that customers may have with Invacare products. Graham says “our products provide mobility to a wide variety of people, and sometimes they have issues, which is quite a problem for them.”