FOCUS Women in Business feature with Cath Fowler from The Digital Laneway

November 2022

Kerrie Field | The Shoreline

Can you tell us a little bit about The Shoreline?

I’m very excited to talk about The Shoreline.  The Shoreline Aged Care Home will offer premium residential aged care beds providing a comfortable senior living environment for those that are looking for tailored care and attention.

 Featuring spacious rooms, lounge and living areas, senior social activity areas and shaded landscaped gardens. Our residential aged care is specifically designed to create a sense of home through our commitment to a luxury custom-built environment, engaging activities and professional staff.

What’s your favourite part of the work you do?

I thoroughly enjoy the interaction with residents and their families.  It’s a very difficult and challenging time for a lot of people entering aged care and being patient and compassionate really is the key.  I learn a lot from the families I meet, it is incredibly sad what some people are dealing with daily. Knowing at the end of the day that you have helped a family in a time of need is really rewarding.

Who is your greatest influence in the work you do?

Personally, my biggest influence was my father who I sadly lost this year.  He taught me patience, respect for others, a strong work ethic and to always think on the positive side, no matter what goes wrong. And to treat everyone the way you would like to be treated.

Within my work at the Shoreline, my greatest influence is the team within which I work. We are all very experienced in this industry, yet it requires the combined efforts of the whole team, including the executive team, the RNs, the clinical staff, concierge, waitstaff, housekeeping and the catering staff, to ensure the Shoreline delivers the quality experience we are hoping for.  I’m excited with the team of professionals we have employed, everyone is passionate, and this creates a really nice vibe throughout the facility.

Have you always lived on the Coffs Coast?

I am originally from the Central Coast but have worked throughout Sydney as well as having worked in remote places like Young and Broken Hill.  I moved to Coffs Harbour with my husband in 2002 and we soon started our family. My 2 sons are currently finishing their HSC whilst my daughter is studying at university.

We live near the beach and love the coastal lifestyle.  I like to stay active and I’m always out walking or attending the gym.

What piece of advice would you give women making their way in their career?

Be true to yourself, always listen to your first instinct and learn and educate yourself on the brand, product or industry you work in. Knowledge is power and when you feel confident in yourself the rest will fall into line.  Also be kind to each other, supporting other women in the workplace and building each other up is important.

Where can people find out more about The Shoreline?

Contact myself at The Shoreline – kerrie@theshoreline.com.au or check out https://theshoreline.com.au/.  We have started tours of the home and are thrilled to show people around and sit and discuss your care needs.  We want to know how we can improve this stage of life for you; we work around your care needs, social needs and the activities you love to do.  We have a fantastic home and I’m thrilled to be the person to show you around.