Episode 13: Tamar Krebs – Creating caring homes for people with dementia

Tamar Krebs - Stand Out RadioPrepared to be inspired this week. Meet Tamar Krebs, CEO, and Founder of Group Homes Australia, an organisation whose focus is to care for people with dementia and end of life needs.

Tamar is challenging the status quo of aged care in Australia. After 15 years working in the aged care industry, Tamar became disheartened with how people were treated. So she did what anyone who is passionate about seeing people live with compassion and dignity does, she came up with a solution.

The concept is simple. Create caring homes for those with dementia and for older Australians. An aged care facility that looks, smells and feels like a normal home and in 2012 that’s exactly what happened. The first home opened and 4 years down the track there are now 8 homes established through NSW in Australia.

Tamar’s passion doesn’t stop there, she has bigger, loftier goals on the horizon that include having homes right throughout Australia. At 38 years old, with 4 children running an organisation with over 75 staff, you’d begin to wonder how she does it all. Much of it, she says, comes down to being a woman and a mother. In fact, in one of her 38 presentations to potential investors, she told one man exactly that, when he challenged her on her ability to run a company…because she was female.

Key Takeaways…

  1. Back yourself – if you have an idea you’ve got to believe in yourself if you want to make it a reality.
  2. Get a good mentor that you can bounce ideas off and on the days that you’re feeling a bit despondent they can help.
  3. Stay humble as your success builds and surround yourself with an exceptional team and exceptional people.
  4. If you’re a mother you have transferrable skills to create a successful business.
  5. If you have a dream, go ahead, put a plan together and go for it.

Find out more about Tamar and Group Homes here…

Tell us what you thought of this interview with Tamar in the comments below.
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  1. sheree waks on May 27, 2017 at 9:22 am

    very interesting and inspiring story. I was not aware of this model of dementia care until I came across your site, but it makes so much sense!

    • Leanne Mulcahy on May 31, 2017 at 9:14 am

      Glad you enjoyed this epsidoe Sheree. You can follow the links in this episode to find out more about Tamar and the work she is doing 🙂

  2. Anonymous on November 22, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Very proud of you Tamar – good job! Come visit us in Los Angeles. It’s been a long while. Take care and good luck love, Evey Pollack

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