I’m 100 years old. I used to be a nurse then, once my family grew old up, I was in hospital administration. Thanks to Visionwest, I’m still in my own unit. It makes me feel so good to still have that independence.
Flora has been a Visionwest Home Healthcare client for over five years. She has support with household chores and has a helper who comes in to organise her meals – while eating dinner she enjoys watching the daily news.
I’m amazingly independent for my age. A lot of that is thanks to my carers from Visionwest but I still like to do as much as I can for myself. I certainly would never expect another person to do things when I can do them myself. I have to admit though, there are now things that I can’t do. That means I do have to reply on others. That’s where the care from Visionwest is so wonderful.
One thing that immediately strikes any person who knows Flora is her positive outlook on life. She enjoys being out with people and likes to learn something new every day. When asked what is the one thing that gets her up every morning she barely pauses,
It’s my Christian faith that’s carried me all these years. Every morning I thank the Lord for a new day and hope that, sometime during that day, I can be of use to somebody. I also try to be appreciative and thankful for every opportunity and challenge that comes my way. Then, in the evening, I give thanks for the events of the day.
One of the joys in Flora’s life is the care she receives from her Visionwest Support Workers. Her eyes sparkle when she talks of the respect and dignity they show her. She also mentions the personal interest they take in her life and the lives of her family.
Kathy [Flora’s caregiver] makes me feel like one of her family. She’s always asking after my children and takes a genuine interest in my life and all that my family are doing.
I would recommend Visionwest Home Healthcare to anyone needing support with tasks around the home, especially people like me who have children living in different parts of the country or overseas. It’s great that I have some family pop in every few days, but I’ve also got my carers coming three times a day to check on my and look after me. It means the day goes so quickly.
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