Would you like to age independently in your own home? With 16% of the Wynnum-Manly population over 65 years, this is a very real question for members of our own community.
Growing old at home comes with its challenges as daily living (property maintenance, personal care needs, the need for companionship, travelling to appointments etc) becomes increasingly difficult.
Recent government changes to “Consumer Directed Care” now allow everyone to choose their own provider for in-home care services. This means empowering the care recipient to choose who they want to assist them– enabling them to enjoy their golden years in their own home.
Consumer Directed Care deregulated the aged care market and created an opportunity for new competitive providers, allowing better quality and more hours of care being delivered to the person in need.
One such new provider is Right at Home, which launched in Australia five years ago and recently opened its sixteenth office in Manly.
We welcome them to our community as they work to fulfil their mission “To improve the quality of life for those we serve”. They will also be a significant local employer of care workers and nurses.
For information, phone 07 3188 9507 or have a cuppa at their new office (Shop 5, Manly Pavilion, 457 Esplanade, Manly).