Apart from providing companionship and ensuring a person is able to keep appointments or live independently despite physical or neurological limitations, there are a number of benefits to selecting Senior Helpers. More than 3 million Australians balance the demands of work, home, children and caring for another who may have a disability, illness or are aging. In-home care and support is a safe option for families that can provide them with the support they need while allowing their loved one to stay in the comfort of their own home and community.
According to the Australian Institute of Family Studies, 90% of Australian seniors would prefer to age at home. Working with a company like Senior Helpers can allow ageing family members and adults with disabilities to receive the support and assistance they need in the comfort of their own home – preserving their dignity and maintaining quality of life.
Professionally trained support workers enable older Australians and adults living with challenges to enjoy living independently longer. The services offered allow clients to receive day-to-day assistance and support with the personal care they need and their activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, medication reminders and pet care. Ultimately, this benefits families and carers by keeping your loved one safe, healthy, engaged and active.
If you are a carer from a distance, working with an in-home agency can help you feel confident that your loved one is cared for when you can’t be there. Trained and certified support workers can assess safety risks and make simple corrections in the home to ensure the client is able to get about easily without the potential for injury. We are committed to providing the appropriate level of support and assistance as needs of clients change to ensure their quality of life and your peace of mind.
Research shows that all adults stay healthier with social interaction. Feelings of isolation are a major problem among the elderly and persons living with a disability that limits their mobility or communication. A support worker’s companionship can impact not only physical wellbeing, but also emotional health as well. Our support staff can become trusted companions for walks, outings, reading, playing cards, games, movies, meals and other social activities.
Falls are a primary cause for visits to the emergency room for seniors, but for adults living with mobility limitations, falls can be equally serious. Falls can easily occur when an unstable person attempts a simple task such as reaching to a high shelf or carrying laundry down a step or two. Engaging a support worker to stabilise or assist with everyday tasks can help to prevent accidents that can lead to serious injury or a fatality.
Senior Helpers in Australia and internationally enjoys an excellent reputation for service within our community and professional circles. We work with medical staff, nurses and allied health professionals who refer their clients when they are in need of assistance. We are experts in home care and value building strong relationships with our clients and their families.
Senior Helpers hire our support workers based on their experience, presentation, enthusiasm, compassion and understanding of their role. We complete reference checks, a National Police check, their qualifications before we employ and insure each one.
For many families, home care can be just the support they need to help manage their carer responsibilities, while avoiding carer burnout. We look forward to providing your loved one with the support they need to continue to live independently at home. Contact us today to schedule a free in-home assessment.