After many years exploring the world, Keith has found home and happiness.
Keith, aged 91, is a gentleman who chooses Home Care support from Life Without Barriers. After sustaining a knee injury, he needed a little extra support. Rather than move into the local nursing home, Keith moved to Tamworth to live with his family.
In Tamworth, he sought out the support of the Life Without Barriers Home Care team to assist with his day-to-day care, making it possible for him to stay with his loved ones.
Keith’s sister-in-law, Elnora, says she’s happy with the support services provided by the Life Without Barriers team.
“The Home Care workers are all very good. Keith loves telling them about his travels and adventures,” Elnora shared.
“Prior to moving in with us, Keith spent some time at a nursing home in Sydney. He didn’t like it at all - he felt like he was trapped in a box. He gets much more freedom living with us and he’s much happier.
“It’s great having him here. We like to get out to the golf club, and he loves a David Jones shopping trip!
“Our extended family also live in the local area, which means they can visit him more often. He feels much more connected to his family than when he lived further away.
“Keith is an adventurous spirit, but he doesn’t mind that he can’t travel internationally anymore. He tells us that he’s been everywhere, and he is now exactly where he wants to be.
“I’m very glad that we have Life Without Barriers to help us do what’s best for him – I couldn’t do it without their support.”
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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