Our team consists of ENA's, carers, cleaners, a cook and garden worker.  Relations based obligations lacks dignity.  We want all team members to share our passion to work with the elderly and not to see work as a necessary evil.  We wish them never to underestimate the challenges they are facing with care-giving, but also never to doubt in their ability to deal with the challenges.  We believe that family is not the most important thing, we believe it is everything.  Out team must become a second family for the residents especially those whose loved ones are not close.

Training is important and therefore plays a major role in our day-to-day business activities.  We have a very specific training programme where we do not only train employees on processes, techniques and methods as practised by Elleo, but we also train them on our ethos, principles and values.  We have a very specific quality improvement programme where team members also make suggestions on how to improve our work.

Liana van der Merwe

Position: Managing Director
Location: Immanuel

Nursing is a passion for Liana.  As a child, whenever somebody in the family was ill, Liana would nurse them until they are bright-eyed and bushy tailed.  Today she can live her dream.

Liana started her career in 1999 as a medical secretary and worked herself up into various positions within the medical industry. In 2007 she resigned and lived for two and a half years with her husband in Qatar.

With her return in 2010, she took a position as operations manager at Kheera, a distributor of women clothing. Her responsibilities includes management of the logistics and distribution of merchandise with all local personnel reporting to her.

Caring for people is a lifelong passion of Liana and with Elleo, she aims to make a positive contribution to the frail care industry, using new tools and techniques from different industries to take frail care management to a new level.