Meet Deb Searle – Our Oaklands Home Manager

Japara is pleased to introduce Deb Searle, the new Facility Manager at our Oaklands Aged Care Home in Oaklands Park, South Australia. Having grown up in Mount Gambier, Deb has always had an appreciation for the importance community, and this feeling is something she works hard to create at Oaklands.

Aged care is something Deb says is “dear to my heart, and allows me to use the best of my education, nursing, management and people skills.” It also allows her to work alongside some of the best people in the industry, helping to expand her expertise, and ensuring that residents, families and staff are all happy. The best part of her job is that she gets to make a positive difference in the lives of the Oaklands aged care residents she interacts with every day of the week, whilst also helping to bring together a diverse community, with residents from various backgrounds who speak a range of different languages.

Outside of work, Deb has plans to study again, by completing her law degree and further advancing her business management skills. She’s also a big fan of Ed Sheeran and U2, and one day plans to travel to New Zealand.

To contact Deb and the team at Japara Oaklands Aged Care Home, send us an email to or give us a call on (08) 8296 7284.

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