Our Vision

Our Vision describes our long term, future goal for the organisation.

People living their best lives.

Our Mission

Our Mission describes why we exist; our objectives as an organisation and our approach to reaching this objectives.

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

Our Guiding Principles

Our Guiding Principles underpin everything Rembrandt – the way we work, the way we think and our beliefs and values.

1. 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.

2. Independence

We encourage people to maintain their independence as much as possible.

3. Purpose

Everything we do has meaning and relevance, to achieve the best outcomes for our people.

4. Equality

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

5. Innovation

We adopt new ways and technologies to continually improve outcomes for our people.

6. Pragmatism

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

7. Empathy

We deliver services with compassion and flexibility and are responsive in the way we work towards achieving best care.

8. Celebration

We celebrate achievements, happy days and special occasions with social gatherings or special activities.

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.