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About Us

Our History

Vermont Aged Care has been serving the community in and around Vermont for over 35 years now. Tom and Mary George have been the cornerstones of this family-run business since taking it over in 1989. As two of the original directors of the company, they have overseen many changes and improvements over three decades in aged care. The George family’s cultural heritage traces back to Kerala, South India. It is from this cultural, family-focused ethos that the essence of our service at Vermont has taken root. Traditionally and culturally we affirm the importance of the elders in our community. Our elders ought to be honoured and respected after a lifetime of wisdom gained over their years. We strive to provide compassionate and genuine care and connection with and for our elders – and this is what our elders and their families have come to really appreciate about the Vermont Aged Care family.

Meet Our Family.

Tom continues his work in the family business to this day as Managing Director. Sadly, Mary passed away unexpectedly in 2018. Tom and Mary’s two sons, Gary and Gerry, have both commenced working full time in the family business in recent years. Having both been born, raised and educated in Australia, they bring a broad range of skills and experiences from their previous vocations in various industry sectors to continue to refine and enhance the operation of the business and reinvigorate our status as a leading aged care provider in Vermont. Yet at the heart of it all for them also, is a genuine desire to promote purposeful living and sincere care and respect for elders. Over the past few years, the leadership team within the Vermont Aged Care family has also grown. This helps us achieve continuous improvement across the various domains of aged care and to foster an atmosphere where our elders are encouraged to continue to live with purpose and satisfaction. As a group, the team has over 100 years of experience within the aged care industry between them! Take a look at our current leadership team below.

TomManaging Director
Tom joined Vermont as the Managing Director after purchasing the business in 1989. Having worked in sales and marketing positions in ASX listed companies, Tom had the critical foundations to manage the business operations of the nursing home. Together with his late wife, Mary, they oversaw the growth of Vermont Aged Care from a 45-bed facility to the 99-bed facility that we have today. Tom’s long and extensive experience in managing in the aged care sector included various stints on industry association boards over the years. Tom remains committed to continuing the legacy that he and Mary have forged over three decades, of serving the aged care community in and around Vermont, with dedication and care.
GerryGeneral Manager - Operations
Gerry has been a full-time member of the Vermont family since 2016. Gerry previously completed his engineering and arts degrees, as well as a masters degree in business administration. Gerry’s employment experiences include managing major construction projects and holding director positions in public administration. Gerry now brings his wealth of experience in the corporate environment to the family care setting at Vermont. Gerry’s drive in this role is for people to be content, connected and part of a thriving community.
GaryGeneral Manager - Finance
Gary has been working in the family business for over two decades now. However, in recent years he has worked more exclusively in the business overseeing the financial operations. Gary has completed degrees in both engineering and science, as well as a post-graduate degree in education. He has also undertaken post-graduate studies in accounting and has previous experience working in the accounting sector, as well as the engineering and education sectors. Gary’s passion for improving both capabilities and process is a great asset in our pursuit of excellence in business administration at Vermont.
PaulineClinical Care Coordinator
Pauline joined the Vermont family in 1999 as a registered nurse. Pauline came to Vermont after many years and extensive experience working in various intensive care units, as well as in general medical and surgical wards in hospitals around the globe. Pauline enjoys engaging with people to achieve the best possible holistic service to those who now call Vermont home. Pauline’s vast experience in aged care practice, together with her dedication and passion for elders now see her head up the clinical operations for the home.
JobinStaffing Coordinator
Jobin joined the Vermont family as a carer in 2006 while completing his nursing degree at Deakin University. It was during this role that his passion of caring for elders was confirmed, and he took up a registered nursing post at Vermont shortly thereafter. Jobin has demonstrated a broad set of skills at Vermont, including leading the transition to digital record-keeping for our residents. His personal disposition and technical capability now see him well-placed to undertake the role of Staffing Coordinator. His commitment to best practice and efficient work processes enables him to drive great outcomes for our elders.
PrethaOccupational Therapist
Pretha joined the Vermont family in 2012. She brings almost twenty years of experience as an
occupational therapist within various hospital networks, in Australia and abroad. Pretha’s most recent experience has included work in Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM). This work heightened her awareness of the needs of our elders – and her passion to support them came to the fore. Pretha now works solely at Vermont, with her dedicated advocacy and support for elders central to her work. Pretha’s overarching goal is to bring meaning and purpose to those who call this community home.
LizCatering Coordinator
Liz joined the Vermont family in 2017 as Catering Services Coordinator. After many years in
corporate life working across various sectors from academia to financial services, Liz found herself in a position to follow her passion for food and catering. However, it was through the broader notion of hospitality that Liz’s heart is most stirred, and it was in this context that her role at Vermont was born. Liz is now committed to bringing her love of good food and excellent food service to our elders – with the ultimate aim to enable the dining experience to express our care and promote resident enjoyment.
LindaClient Services Coordinator
Linda joined the Vermont family in 2016. She brings with her over 30 years of nursing experience in the areas of general medical, oncology and palliative care. Along with driving improvement in the way we serve our elders, Linda is focused on ensuring we deliver on our promise to provide family care to our elders and their families as they enjoy life at Vermont. Her sense of fun and unbridled enthusiasm has endeared her to all who engage with her.


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