Stay in touch with Orana Winter 2018
Home Care Services for Seniors
Orana is excited to announce that we are now an accredited Home Care Package provider, offering services tailored to meet the care needs of seniors aged over 65 years.
From 1st July Orana will be providing a coordinated package of services where individuals are supported to stay in their own home to remain independent. A range of services will be available including: Domestic Assistance; Personal Care; Medication Support; Meal Preparation; Social Support; Light Home and Garden Maintenance and Respite.
The ageing process in some ways is a reversal of our lifelong drive for independence. In learning to accept assistance with looking after ourselves, older people face some of their deepest fears and anxieties.
Identifying the need for support at home can be complicated by a number of factors, including: the struggle for some people to accept the need for support and resent loved ones or professionals who try to advise them about it; the emotions from moments of crisis e.g. hospital stay, that can make decision
making very challenging; and the fear of losing the freedom to make choices.
Adding to this, the aged care support system can be very confusing. Information about what is available and how to access services is hard to find and difficult to understand. Navigating the ‘aged care maze’ is in some cases very frightening and confusing for older people and their families.
Precisely when it can be most difficult to make informed choices, at a time when older people and their families are feeling vulnerable and worried, they must gather and work through large amounts of information to make decisions about life and care that can have profound impacts on their health and well-being.
If you, a family member or friend is in need of information on how to access a Home Care Package to continue living at home with that extra bit of help, call Orana on 8375 2000.