Our Vision

(what we aspire to)

People living their best lives.


Our Mission

(what we do)

Offering people an environment and the means to improve their health and happiness by providing quality individual care driven by our guiding principles.


Our Purpose

(why we exist)

To provide a unique Dutch style of service that enables people to live their best possible lives as they age.


Our Guiding Principles

Gezelligheid

This is our foundation guiding principle and is inherent in everything we do. There is no English word to describe it, however it means home is comfortable, warm, cosy where people are friendly, welcoming, almost family like and use old fashioned manners.

People

People and their best interests are at the heart of everything we do.

Purpose & Independence

We encourage independence and everything we do has meaning and relevance.

Equality

We are committed to treating people equally regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious background, status or position.

Pragmatism

We are straightforward, helpful, open and honest in the way we support people in our care, their families and our staff.

Empathy & Agility

We show compassion, empathy, flexibility and are responsive.

Celebration

We celebrate whenever possible – achievements, happy days and special occasions.


Our Strategic Direction

Our Strategic Direction and Plan to 2019 is the result of a well considered, consultative strategy developed by the Board and the Executive team to ensure the long term vitality and viability of the organisation. We will deliver on our Vision and Mission whilst being underpinned by our Guiding Principles, for our members, residents, clients and their families.

The Rembrandt Living Strategic Plan 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2019 reflects the energy and commitment within the organisation to take the organisation into this new era. Our Plan centres on the following four strategic goals:

1. Financial Sustainability

2. The highest possible quality of life for our residents and clients

3. Dynamic and engaged people

4. Exemplary leadership & governance

Our strategic direction is forged in the context of an intensely competitive aged care environment and significant Government regulatory reform. Through even more client-focused services, improved systems and efficiencies we will achieve sustainability well into the future.

Meet Nicoline Hermans, a Rembrandt Enrolled Nurse, pictured here with Rembrandt Court Resident Theo

“The singing nurse”

I started at Rembrandt Court in 2015 fresh from The Netherlands.

You can generally hear me from a distance, I am always singing to residents, in dining rooms, the Nurses Station, or just in the corridors. I love to sing and talk in Dutch, I speak a bit of German and even a couple of Polish words.

I like being a source of positive energy to those around me, the residents but also my co-workers.

I am an Enrolled Nurse and have been working in aged care since I was a 15 year old, starting in the Netherlands and now Rembrandt has taken my heart.