COMPANIONS: Norm Mascord chats with Orana client services advisor Lucy English.
COMPANIONS: Norm Mascord chats with Orana client services advisor Lucy English. Jessica McGrath

Home care giving elderly freedom to choose independence

THE elderly can be empowered to enjoy the lifestyle they want and the freedom to maintain their independence.

Programs like Orana Home Care allow elderly residents to choose to live independently.

Service manager Kym Zischke said it was more than help at home for residents.

"It's a companionship forged on care, trust and respect," she said.

They can choose to have as little or as much support as they like.

"They can get help around the house, share the load preparing meals or enjoy a cup of tea on the patio whilst their lawn is mowed," she said.

Residents can also seek assistance with their weekly shop or getting to appointments.

"Live life to the fullest, with a qualified, experienced support person by your side," Ms Zischke said.

"A friendly, familiar face ready to help, go that extra mile and here to help make your health and well-being a priority."

 

Orana Aged Care residents enjoy a game of bocce in the activities room.
Orana Aged Care residents enjoy a game of bocce in the activities room. Jessica McGrath

The Lutheran service gives the elderly an opportunity to determine how much support they need.

"Whether it's helping you travel to social activities each week, or more regular support with dressing and moving around each day -we're here to help, whatever you need," she said.

Home carers have ongoing training and a strong support network.

"They are the right person to bring laughter and peace to your day, enjoying your company, as much as you enjoy theirs," Ms Zischke said.

Orana Home Care also extends to respite care if required.

"If you are unwell or find yourself in a tricky spot, we also offer residential respite care for that extra care and peace of mind," she said.

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