Nursing Care Services

Akadia Community Care is a specialised nursing service and registered NDIS provider (4050018792) that provides support to individuals, their carers and service providers. 

With an experienced team of registered nurses, Akadia Community Care are able to develop, deliver and provide the ongoing monitoring of care plans (including requisite staff training) for a participant with complex care needs. 

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Akadia Nursing Team

Meet the Nursing Team

Ann Nitschke

Ann Nitschke

AHPRA Reg: NMW0001427434

As Managing Director of Akadia, Ann has had a career focused on the provision of high quality, personalised support to those who are aged or have a disability.  Ann is also a diversional therapist and holds a Certificate IV in both Disability and Training and Assessment.

Karen Pearce

Karen Pearce

AHPRA Reg: NMW0001468062

Karen is a Registered Nurse with extensive experience in the disability sector, in community nursing and in acute and clinical care environments.

Karen is devoted to providing excellent healthcare and prides herself on paying attention to detail and bringing a caring smile to patients of all ages and needs.  Working at Akadia enables Karen to provide quality healthcare to people in their own homes in a friendly and supportive environment.  

Outside of the office Karen is quite the artist and enjoys making the most amazing mosaics.

Qualifications: Registered Nurse

Katrina Meara

Katrina Meara

AHPRA Reg: NMW0001439623

Katrina has extensive experience in acute hospital care, community nursing and aged care.  Katrina has a particular interest in both dementia and palliative care.

Kylie Nichol

Kylie Nichol

Administration Officer – Community Care

Kylie’s role is to assist with Community Care enquiries along with supporting the Community Care Nursing team.

The thing that she values most about working at Akadia is knowing that she is part of a supportive and compassionate team who values integrity and strive to achieve optimal outcomes for clients through high quality support and care.

Kylie has two young sons who love outdoor adventures, and spend most weekends going for bike rides, bush walks and playing at the park.

Renee Wright

AHPRA Reg: NMW0001708825

Renee is an Enrolled Nurse with experience in community nursing, palliative care, dementia and acute care.

Renee is currently studying her Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Southern Queensland and enjoys being able to apply her real world experience to her studies.

Renee is passionate about supporting people in their own home through a person-centred and holistic approach. She values the role she plays in the lives of her clients and aims to always be approachable and friendly.

Juanita Lalor

AHPRA Reg: NMW0002691045

Juanita is an Enrolled Nurse and commenced working at Akadia immediately on graduating from her Diploma of Nursing in 2023.

Juanita has found her passion in community nursing at Akadia and enjoys working with her regular clients to ensure they receive optimal care. She enjoys the rapport and connection she has been able to build with them all and appreciates their trust in her.

Juanita has a special interest in wounds and prides herself on the success she has experienced in the would care she has provided.

Services we provide

Acute wound care such as post-surgery incisions and skin tears

Drains, port-a-cath

Removal of clips and sutures

Chronic wound care such as leg ulcers, diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, pressure areas and infected wounds

Application of compression bandaging and stockings

Stoma care including colostomy, ileostomy and tracheostomy

Skin integrity checks

Naso gastric and PEG care

Tracheostomy care


Medication management including S8 drugs

Assessment, development and review of individualised care plans

Continence assessment and management

Specialised Nursing consultancy

Staff training related to client care