Our Residential Services Manager, Judy Fisher, brings 35 years’ experience to Yaralla Place and Groundwater Lodge.
Judy joined PresCare in August 2021 as Residential Services Manager for both Yaralla Place and Groundwater Lodge. She brings over 35 years’ experience working in the aged care sector and is highly respected for her caring nature, professionalism and leadership abilities. Starting her career as a Nurse, she lived in England, Canada and Wagga Wagga before settling in Hervey Bay 24 years ago. Well and truly a local now, Judy is deeply connected with Maryborough and the Fraser Coast region.
What do you love most about managing Yaralla Place and Groundwater Lodge?
The opportunity to provide a caring and welcoming environment for our residents where they receive high-quality clinical care. I also love supporting our wonderful team. I believe that work should be enjoyable, and it makes me happy to see our staff so motivated and positive.
What do you think makes these communities so special?
Each community has a different feeling. Yaralla is more central and there’s always something going on, while Groundwater has a relaxed, peaceful country atmosphere. What unites them is how our team make everyone – residents, their families, visitors and contractors – feel so welcome.
Why do you think Yaralla and Groundwater feel like home?
There are so many ways residents are supported to maintain their independence, familiar routines and important connections to loved ones. It’s our role to make sure they can keep doing the things they enjoy with the right support to keep them safe. Every day, I experience how our communities are full of kindness and respect.
Favourite pastime: Gardening and spending time with my grandchildren
Favourite food: Oysters natural
Reading or tv: I like both. I enjoy BBC dramas and always have a book on the go. My favourite genre is psychological thrillers.
Favourite way to relax: Jigsaw puzzles
If you could travel anywhere: Japan
Favourite childhood memory: I love all my childhood memories. I grew up in the country town of Gundagai in New South Wales and am the youngest of 6 brothers and 1 sister. Remembering summer afternoons swimming in the Murrumbidgee River always makes me smile.