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1800 OUR OWN
Hampton, VIC 3188 Australia

About Us

MEET THE TEAM BEHIND LIKE OUR OWN

The leadership team behind Like Our Own share the same vision, beliefs and values, but bring together distinctly different yet vital skill sets to their roles. They will work together to champion our ageing population to remain the active members of the community and empower them to continue exploring their talents, passions and skills.

Alec Tarshis
Founder and CEO
Alec has built Like Our Own on the back of 25 years of experience in management, customer experience and healthcare. He brings a unique ability to design and operate customer experience focused businesses  – as opposed to businesses which are purely driven by bottom line.

Alec managed the design and implementation of Chronic Disease Management programs for an international pharmaceutical company which helped people with ongoing conditions to self manage their care and prevent them from getting worse. This ignited and subsequently grew his passion for the healthcare field and working to make a difference in people’s lives. His own parents and parents-in-law are now in retirement and needing supplementary in home care.  His father, in pursuit of his own purpose in retirement, has qualified as a PCA and provides in-home care to other elderly. Having personally grappled with the challenges of ageing parents, the desires to live at home with meaning and purpose, Alec wants to directly help others through these uncharted waters to make a true difference to lives.

Tracy Dalby
Lead Registered Nurse
Tracy comes to Like Our Own with over 26 years of experience in nursing. She began her career as Assistant in Nursing (PCA) in New Zealand in an aged care facility at just 19 years old and her passion for working with the elderly grew from there. She is now a Registered Nurse and has worked in Aged Care since then, including several residential aged care homes.  She keeps her skills current with ongoing education as she believes there is always something to learn from dementia, palliative care, wound management, to diabetes and more.

Her growth in Aged Care has been due to the love and respect she has for the elderly and the difference she wants to make in their later years.  She loves the relationships she builds with the elderly, and is particularly passionate about getting to know clients overall and creating personalised care plans for them to help achieve their goals.

We’ve gone out and spoken to many of you and your families to clearly understand from you your expectations, preferences and needs.  You’ve been pretty clear in what you’ve told us you expect and want in an in-home care provider:
  • You’ve got goals and purpose in your life you don’t want to give up just because you’re older, more frail or need more help in getting there
  • You’ve spent your life managing your lives, schedules, other people – you just want to take it easy and for someone to take care of all of that for you
  • You’ve looked after others all your life – now it’s time to look after yourself – focus on your needs
  • You want carer that are like your family – but better and more capable
So we’ve structured our business and services around that information – and we will continue to evolve it as we learn from you and your developing needs.
We promise that:
  • We will be obsessive in listening to our clients and ensuring their experience is excellent.      
  • We will do everything possible to enable our client’s time to be purposeful, meaningful, and joyful.
  • We will make life easier and more convenient for our clients. 
  • We will respect our clients in the relationship.
  • We will provide our clients with confidence along their journey.
  • We will have transparent access to information.
  • We will let our clients take ownership.
  • We will empower our clients.