Matt Kowald

Matt Kowald

General Manager of Residential Care Services

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Matt commenced as General Manager, Residential Care Services in May 2014. Matt’s working career started at Barossa Village as a carer in 1993 whilst he was studying his registered nursing degree. On gaining his registration Matt spent ten years working at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Flinders Medical Centre emergency departments. He then moved to the ACH Group where he worked in community programs and in an aged care liaison role from the Flinders Medical Centre. Matt comes to Barossa Village again after working at the Eudunda Hospital for seven years. Matt is passionate about aged care and recently completed a Masters in Clinical Science through the University of Adelaide focusing on the management of behaviours in dementia. Matt is involved in several aged care interest groups and local health advisory groups.

  • "I just wasn't aware that a thing like Transitional Care existed. Mum was recovering from a bowel operation and we just couldn't lift her so Barossa Village arranged a care program until she was back on her feet - which freed us up to cook her healthy meals and spend quality time with her."
    Bronwyn (49), Angaston
  • "We love packing the caravan and just heading off for a couple of months when we feel like it. Our cottage is monitored for security and the garden is maintained while we are away - it makes life very easy and flexible."
    Bill (65) and Maureen (62)
  • "We just love retirement in the Barossa. It is a real country community but with all the health, shopping and sporting facilities you would expect in the city."
    Joe (58) and Helen (55)
  • "Dad has dementia and was just getting too much for Mum. She didn't want to give up on him, but she need a break so we arranged a trip to Melbourne to see an AFL game with the grand kids. The Barossa Village Respite Care program was a lifesaver for both of them."

    David (48), Tea Tree Gully
  • "I live by myself in my own home at least 20 kilometres from Barossa Village. But I get involved in all of their social programs including trips to wineries, picnics and film afternoons. I really look forward to my days out and a few laughs."
    Jane (82), Angaston
  • "My 80 year old mother had a fall and broke her shoulder. The level of service offered by Barossa Village was incredible - showering, dressing, driving to doctor's appointments. I live interstate and couldn't be with her all the time. It made me feel a lot happier that she was well looked after and she also recovered quickly."
    James (48), Melbourne