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Home Care Assistance

About Our Team

  • Hourly Care
  • 24 Hour Care
  • Hospital to Home
  • Specialised Care

Andrea Doherty

Co-Owner

Andrea has a master’s degree in Pharmacy and has been a registered community pharmacist for 10 years. As a pharmacist in charge she has had experience in the training of colleagues, evidence-based medication management, and complete supervision of the pharmacy team to ensure a productive daily workflow. Having lived rurally for several years during her pharmacy practice, she has witnessed the vulnerability that can result when appropriate support measures are not in place, especially for the elderly. This learning led to her developing a passion for helping those with age related health needs and for ‘consumer directed care’ enabling clients to make their own choices for their individual wellbeing. Andrea is Meg and Dave’s daughter, and has recently transitioned into the Home Care Assistance role.  Alongside her parents, Andrea is thoroughly enjoying the new challenges and opportunities to learn and grow, as she supports the delivery of our quality in-home care alongside her husband Geoff and her family.

Geoff Doherty

Co-Owner

Geoff has a PhD in Science and has spent 20 years as a research biochemist working on a range of projects from cancer-causing viruses, antibiotic development, and industrial biofuels. “Put simply, I have always been drawn to finding better ways to do things”. This is what drew Geoff to working with Home Care Assistance North Coast; a company that distinguishes itself by our strong reputation for consumer-directed in-home care. Geoff enjoys spending time travelling with wife Andrea and their two children and is looking forward to exploring all the towns and coastline between Forster and Tweed Heads as a part of his role in the team.

Meg Morrison

Co-Owner

Meg has worked in senior regional management roles in the health care and education industries, in both public and private sectors. She has served as a Board Director for Integrated Living Australia, and has led national and state committees, seeking to continuously improve quality assurance standards in service delivery and staff competence.

Meg has been a member of the national evaluator panel for the Australian Business Excellence Awards. Also a Fine Arts degree graduate, Meg enjoys the chance to bring artistic practices (especially in drawing and painting) to all facets of work and life. Within her immediate family, Meg has supported parents and one of her children, during acute and terminal illnesses. She values the emotional learnings gained through those life experiences. As joint owner of Home Care Assistance North Coast, Meg brings passion, compassion and a proven commitment to ageing as an important and privileged phase of living.

David Kirkby

Co-Owner

David Kirkby has an extensive background in vocational education and training as an educator, and as a senior manager – coordinating large teams to meet the complex and varied needs of individuals and the wider community in NSW. He has also worked extensively in the Northern Territory, where he lived for many years, developing support services for small communities in remote areas of the Tanami Desert, and then later in Alice Springs, coordinating education and training programs for communities throughout Central Australia. David is also a writer and loves the outdoors. When he has a free moment, he is likely to be found on a beach, by a river or on a mountain – anywhere in the beautiful North Coast and Northern Rivers region of NSW. Along with his partner, Meg, David has strong personal experiences with ageing which have shaped his desire to bring new options and opportunities in Home Care for Seniors – based on wellness, individual choice and positive living.

Our Approach
We Help Seniors Live Well Where They Prefer: At Home
At Home Care Assistance, we provide customized care to older adults so they can live happier, healthier lives at home. We champion the needs of seniors with a positive, empowering approach to aging that celebrates independence, dignity, and quality of life. Our caregivers receive exceptional training, support, and resources to deliver an unmatched care experience.

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DEDICATED TO AGEING WELL
The whole team at Home Care Assist are amazing. I can't begin to tell you how much help Geoff Doherty was to me when I was trying to navigate the Aged Care process. The Coffs Harbour team led by... Rachael, who is a wonderful caring and helpful manager, is an absolute gem. My every need is taken into consideration and the staff employed to do the actual caring/cleaning are second to none. Nothing is too much trouble. I need Physio and Hydrotherapy services and Emily, who is also a absolute gem always pays the providers promptly and they are very grateful for that. I would highly recommend this service to anyone looking for Caring, Compassionate, timely and reliable care.read more
The carers who looked after my elderly mother were without exception highly motivated, caring and compassionate. Not only was Mum looked after supremely well, she was provided with wonderful... companionship, a level of independence that would have been impossible without the help of her special carers, and a lot of fun. It is difficult to put into words how much this meant to her entire family! Keep up the good work.read more
So blessed. Such a wonderful team to take care of me, keeping my life simple and enabling the very best I could wish for. Thank you, Meg and Dave!
I switched my Father’s Homecare package from a large provider to HCA and I’m so glad I did. From the very first contact I was struck by the degree of professionalism, expertise and friendliness from... all I came in contact with. The high standard of care and calibre of the care staff was evident from the beginning and carried right through. Communication was always responsive and timely and nothing was too much trouble. The values of the company and management team have filtered right through to the staff and you feel you are in the company of family who really care, which is very comforting. I have no hesitation in recommending the services of HCA for exemplary care of the elderly in their home.read more
In sporting circles these days there is an expression used to describe why athletes and teams are supreme champions, it is “they do the one-percenters”. To me this is what separates HCA from the... other providers I have experienced; they are always cheery when you telephone, they respond with some alacrity to an email, incredibly flexible re scheduling and most importantly from the very first visit by a staff member you are made to feel part of their family.read more
I can't thank the team at Home Care Assistance North Coast enough for their help with my Dad. David led us through the Home Care Package details with honesty and integrity, and they were able to... organise a lawn mowing service as well as a carer to visit Dad.My only regret is that we didn't get to spend more time with the team as Dad has now moved into an Aged Care Facility. Thank you again.read more
Home Care Assistance North Coast has really put the CARE back into my aged care experience for my mother.Right from the beginning communication with management (David and Meg) has been excellent... with all of my requests and questions answered patiently, promptly and cheerfully.Due to Home Care Assistance's policy of tender care my mother has had hand massages, foot baths and massages, diversional therapy involving music and art, poetry and encouraging Mum to interact positively.Domestic tasks are attended to cheerfully.Blue ribbon service and red carpet treatment for their valued clients. Highly recommended!read more
Our family has benefited from the excellent support and services from David, Meg and the team at Home Care Assistance North Coast for the past couple of years. I had an extensive list of questions... when we were deciding which provider to go with. David answered promptly, and impressed me with his empathy, accessibility (available after hours, weekends), and ability to tailor a package to meet our particular needs. Add to that the best value for package dollars, and it was an easy decision to go with HCA North Coast.The staff employed by HCA North Coast have been excellent. David was able to source staff who were a good match for my Dad’s personality. As our needs evolved, it was easy to change any aspect of the care provided.I am very happy to recommend Home Care Assistance North Coast, for anyone looking for quality care for their loved one.read more
We have the highest praise for HCA as an organisation, and deep gratitude and respect for the people involved - all the way from Dave & Meg at the top right through office staff and on to the... wonderful warm carers who have meant so much to our mother over the last three years. From our experience HCA offers a service far beyond the general expectations of the aged care sector, and we have no hesitation recommending them. Thank you HCA, for all that you've done for Mum - and for us by extension.read more
Our family appointed HCA to assist with care for our father. It turned out to be an excellent appointment.The management and staff were excellent and the carers were outstanding.We highly recommend... HCA to any prospective applicants.We would be happy to field direct enquires about the service. HCA have our detailsread more
David and his team have been outstanding in the help they have offered my father. i would highly recommend them to anyone. First class job!
Dave and the team go above and beyond to ensure your loved one receives the best possible care
I looked long and thoroughly before I selected a care provider for my husband who has dementia. Being with Home Care Assistance for almost a year, has confirmed all my expectations. And more.As a... carer I feel very supported by David and Meg. They are always available by phone or email, and this means a lot. But perhaps the best quality of their organisation is the high calibre and personalised choice of all the care givers they have provided for us - whether it be someone to spend time with my husband or someone to slash our overgrown yard.I have no hesitation in recommending Home Care Assistance - and, indeed, have already done so.Pamela Payneread more
The most helpful, caring, supportive and flexible team of people to assist with our elderly loved ones.I am so grateful for all you had done for my Mum.... ❤️❤️❤️read more
Home Care Assistance North Coast have been absolutely wonderful caring for my elderly parents. All their staff have been kind, considerate and very professional. Management is very friendly, always... willing to accommodate any needed changes and care greatly about the welfare of both their clients and their lovely careers. Their careers have been absolute angels, to say the least. My thanks go to all the people at Home Care Assistance North Coast.read more