Supports when Chronic Disease or Significant Injury are Involved

Senior Helpers is a specialised provider of services for clients who have developed Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s and dementia and Multiple Sclerosis. The specialised supports apply to all adults affected with these. Acquiring a chronic disease or sustaining a significant neurological injury is often linked to premature ageing where younger persons experience the changes of aging much earlier in life. Senior Helpers’ staff are skilled and experienced in this area.

Across Australia, millions of people face the daily challenges of living with one or more chronic diseases. For older Australians, even the simplest things can seem more difficult. Senior Helpers believe that a diagnosis should not mean the end of one’s independence and freedom.

We work with individuals and families in our communities to help create and implement a comprehensive at-home plan for managing chronic diseases and conditions. Depending on your needs, we can provide assistance with daily living activities, exercise routines, medication management, meal preparation and much more. There is no one-size fits all approach to services, which is why Senior Helpers works with each of our clients to develop a support plan unique to a person’s specific needs.

We provide non-medical in-home care for adults with chronic conditions, including:

  • COPD and other lung diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Arthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancer
  • Stroke

Whether you care for someone who has recently been diagnosed with a chronic condition, adjusting to new challenges as a disease progresses or have been living with it for a long time, a strong support network is essential for wellbeing.  At Senior Helpers, our goal is to be an integral part of your care circle. We will work with you and your family and medical team to help provide the non-medical support you or your loved one needs to remain comfortable and as independent as possible.

Our Support Staff Provide One-on-One Assistance with:

  • Client supervision to prevent wandering
  • Medication and toileting reminders
  • Incontinence care to prevent skin irritations and infection
  • Meal preparation to maintain nutrition
  • Transportation for errands and medical appointments
  • Respite for carers and family
  • Assistance with engaging and calming activities
  • Assistance with an exercise regimen to reduce depression and anxiety
  • Verbal communication and emotional support
  • Monitoring the condition of skin and lower extremities to prevent skin breakdown, ulcers and related injuries
  • Ensuring proper oral hygiene to prevent gum disease

Learn how Senior Helpers approach to chronic disease support and care can help manage the daily symptoms and challenges of various conditions while maintaining a person’s independence and freedom. Contact us today for your free in-home consultation.