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10 Ways Community Care Can Help You Stay at Home Longer


After working hard to build a home you love, it can be difficult to give it all up and move into a retirement home. This may seem like the only option when things get harder to manage alone, but community participation could help you stay at home longer. Here are ten ways using a home care provider can help.

1. Cleaning

If your home begins to look untidy, you may feel pressured to clean even if it puts you at risk of injury. Leaving it can also increase your chance of tripping or slipping. A community care provider can send someone to help on a regular basis, so your home is always tidy.

2. Gardening

Likewise, it can be tempting to do the gardening yourself when you notice weeds begin to pop up in your garden beds. But it’s not worth it if it puts you at risk. A regular gardener can keep your garden looking its best while you spend time doing something you love.

3. Transport

If you can’t get around like you once did, staying at home can become quite restrictive. Community care usually includes transportation assistance, so you can run errands, visit friends and simply get out of the house when you feel like it.

4. Home modifications

A community care provider can help you determine which home modifications would benefit you most. From railings to ramps, they can help you get your home working for you.

5. Finances

If you need help with your bills, it’s important to ask someone trustworthy. A community care provider can offer a professional service that is fully transparent, so you can have peace of mind that your finances are in the right hands.

6. Technology

Technology is always changing and it can be hard to keep up with the latest trends. A community carer can teach you how to use the latest technology to keep in touch with your family and friends.

7. Personal grooming

It can be uncomfortable asking a family member or friend to help you get changed or go to the bathroom. It’s often much more comfortable using a professional to help you with personal grooming.

8. Meals

Not only is cooking time consuming, it can also be difficult if you have difficulties with fine motor skills or mobility. A community care provider can organise someone to help you plan or cook your meals or organise meal delivery.

9. People contact

It’s important for everyone to keep in contact with the outside world, and it can become more challenging the older we get. A community care provider can help you organise regular contact with the most important people in your life.

10. A familiar face

A good community care provider understands the importance of relationships and will strive to form a good bond with every client. You can get to know your carers and look forward to regularly seeing familiar faces around your home.

At OSAN Ability Assist, our goal is to keep you at home for as long as possible. We strive to brighten your day and give you back your independence. Call us today on 1300 799 941 to see how we can help.

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