At 85 years old, our home care client Mary McCall knows that staying active is important for her health. In fact, her doctor specifically recommended she keep walking to stay healthy. “My goal is to walk 4000 steps per day and keep my body as active as possible,” says Mary.
Blue Haven arranged for Mary to purchase a new treadmill using her Home Care Package (HCP) funds. Mary’s physio helped select the treadmill for her and her husband. Together, they chose one that includes side rails and other important safety features.
Mary has been a home care client for more than four years and says she has been exceptionally happy with Blue Haven’s service since the beginning. Mary says her support worker Sally has become like a daughter to her, and she looks forward to her visits every week.
Sally takes Mary on walks, window shopping, a stroll on the beach, a coffee… just getting out in general which is important for one’s physical and mental health. On Tuesdays she has Alex clean her house for an hour and a half and assist with things like cleaning the toilet, vacuuming and mopping the house, laundry, changing bed linen and other domestic tasks as directed by Mary.
“Having the home care package simplifies my life,” Mary says. “My goal is to live to be 100 years old and still able to walk up and down stairs and live in my unit”.
Need assistance around the home? Visit bluehavenillawarra.com.au/community-services/need-help-at-home/ to find out how we can help.
28th Mar 2023