Thérèse Jeffs

Chief Executive
The CARE Village

Thérèse Jeffs is a Registered Nurse who has worked in health for over 45 years, with 30 years in senior management. Thérèse, inspired by the De Hogeweyk model, successfully led and introduced the first New Zealand interpretation of a village model based on lifestyles.  Be inspired - you can challenge and unpack everything you know in the institutional model, and completely redesign the delivery of aged care, so residents can “live a normal life”.  The model works clinically and financially - the most common comments are “the peace”; “it is magic”. 

When not sailing, Thérèse’s spare time is devoted to four beautiful granddaughters.
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