Betty has had the same carer for six years!
Meet Betty, one of the lovely seniors that Life Without Barriers' supports through our Home Care services. At 95, Betty has an infectious zest for life and enjoys spending time with the people she loves.
Betty first engaged our Home Care services nine years ago, when she needed some extra help with caring for her late husband. She now uses our services under a Level 3 Home Care Package to maintain her independence.
When looking at different aged care support services, it was important to Betty that she was able to remain at home. She has lived in her house for many years, and she cherishes the fond memories of her life there. Betty wanted to stay in the place that she knows and loves, surrounded by her creature comforts.
“I’ve always known that I want to stay at home; if I’m well enough. I am very grateful that I have the extra help from Life Without Barriers to help make this possible,” Betty shared.
“The Home Care team come and help me with all of the things around the house that I can’t manage myself."
“I always enjoy seeing the Home Care Workers - they are all lovely."
"Pam has been one of my carers for about six years. We get along really well and I always look forward to having a coffee and some morning tea with her.
“I would recommend Life Without Barriers to anyone considering Home Care services. The team have been incredibly helpful to me.”
What is a Home Care package?
For people needing ongoing support or multiple supports from a broad range of services, My Aged Care may assess you as eligible for the Home Care Package program.
The Home Care Package program is a coordinated package of support tailored to you, enabling you to stay at home longer with choice and control over the support you receive to do so.
There are four levels of home care packages to help meet the different levels of care needs. There is a government subsidy depending on your needs.
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