Community care helps seniors maintain independence

    Community care provides support to seniors across the Granite Belt.

    Our Community Care team leader Danielle travels hundreds of kilometres every week across Stanthorpe, Warwick, Boonah, Killarney and Allora to provide nursing care, support and assistance.

    She adores her role supporting seniors across the Southern Downs and Granite Belt to live independently at home.

    “I love helping people, spending time with them and making somebody’s life a little bit easier,” Danielle said.

    Danielle completed her training as an Enrolled Nurse in 2014 and has realised community care is her passion because it can meet individual needs and preferences while living at home.

    “Our community service is person-centred, which means it’s all about the person’s needs, wants and choices.

    “It can take a lot of pressure off families to have support and it’s good to know people feel they can trust us.

    “Sometimes allowing somebody you don’t know into your home can be daunting, but we offer reassurance and get to know people and their families. We’re very flexible to fit in with what people and families need.”

    The community care service currently supports almost 180 people across the Granite Belt team via a home care package and a further 1500 households are benefiting the home assist
    secure program.

    The Community Care office will be based at the Warwick campus when it opens.

    “If I could give any advice to people who are unaware of the services and support that is available, it would be for them to call us and we’ll take the time to sit down and explain community care and support,” Danielle said.

    Services range from low level support programs to home care packages and may include nursing, personal care, respite care, social support services, home maintenance, domestic support and access to allied health services.

    Many community services attract government subsidies and all operate under, and comply with, the relevant quality standards, regulations and funding body guidelines that govern contemporary home care and community services.

    For information about the wonderful work we do please call the team on 46617088.

    Posted July 10, 2018 in Seniors blog