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

Community Nurse and Trainer

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

Heidi Wilkinson

Heidi Wilkinson

AHPRA Reg: NMW0002224133

Community Nurse and Trainer

Heidi is a Registered Nurse providing complex health supports to clients with disabilities and training to the staff who support them in the community.

Prior to studying her Nursing degree, she spent over 5 years working in the disability support industry as a personal carer. Her passion for the industry began working in a summer camp in the Rocky Mountains of Canada. The camp was especially for people with disabilities and chronic disease, and lead the way in promoting inclusivity in our society.

Working with Akadia allows Heidi to join her two passions which are improving the lives of people with disabilities and providing health and nursing care to those in need.

Heidi’s favourite time of year is the Autumn months, when the temperature has cooled down but the sun shines brighter than ever, and the air feels clearer. Nothing beats going for an early morning walk with that crisp feel in the air!

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.

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

Injections

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