Operating on the Mornington Peninsula for more than 40 years, Village Glen offers all facets of aged care, with retirement living, aged care residences and home care services.
What makes Village Glen unique in the aged care industry is that it is a family business. It’s owned and operated by the Jacobsen family, with six family members over three generations currently working for the group. As a family that is born and bred on the Peninsula, this is where their passion lies.
Village Glen Retirement Living came first in Capel Sound with more than 600 villas and apartments. Aged care residences followed later, with two state-of-the-art facilities in Capel Sound and Mornington. Village Glen completed its continuum of care model with Flexicare Home Support, which offers both home care packages and private in-home services. Another aged care residence in Baxter is in the design stage.
Village Glen is all about people caring for people. More accurately, it’s about the Village Glen family caring for your family. But that isn’t where the family analogy ends. There are countless families working at Village Glen to care for your family. That’s right — Village Glen employs husband and wives, mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, sisters, cousins, nieces and uncles . . . the list goes on.
Today, more than 15 per cent of the Village Glen workforce has another family member also working there.
As managing director Chas Jacobsen explains: “It creates such a sense of pride when staff care so much about what they do that they encourage their loved ones to follow in their footsteps. Our team consists of the very best aged care staff members who are incredibly loyal and passionate about providing the level of care that our clients deserve.”
Bernie, who is the aged care executive chef, says: “Family values are everything to me, and working for Village Glen is an extension of that.”
The variety of staff and skill sets working at Village Glen is incredible. From nursing to admin, maintenance to catering, cleaning to housekeeping, every role at Village Glen is unique, as is every individual who works here.
Sarah, the retirement living receptionist who works alongside her husband, Chris, and son Kieran, says: “The community in the Village and friendly environment makes work feel like family, and working with my family makes it that much more special.”
If you are interested in working at Village Glen, or if you or a family member are considering aged care options, come and see why Village Glen might be right for you. The team will be only too happy to show you some of the many reasons to join the community as a client or staff member and become part of the Village Glen extended family.