“For many seniors, living independently in their homes for as long as possible is the dream.”
Mable was recently featured in a story on Channel 9 News which addressed the current shortage of aged care workers in Queensland.
For many seniors, living independently in their homes for as long as possible is the dream.
— 9News Queensland (@9NewsQueensland) July 16, 2021
The services these workers provide include helping clients with personal care such as showering and dressing, cleaning and home maintenance, social companionship, and transport to health appointments and to visit shops.
Brisbane resident Doug Walker receives quality care by self-managing his Home Care Package and then managing his team of independent support workers through the Mable website, including help with meals and medications when he needs it, enabling him to remain living independently in his own home for longer.
“That’s the freedom that I’ve got by having an in-home care package,” he says. Unfortunately, more than 14,000 other Queenslanders are facing long delays in being able to access these services.
Additionally, Mark Tucker-Evans from the Council on the Ageing says that at the top level of care, nursing personnel are being attracted away from the aged care sector to acute care services.
Mable’s founder and CEO Peter Scutt says Mable is a unique option because it allows people to have more choice and control over who they engage to provide in-home support.
“It’s wonderful to be able to stay at home,” Doug says.
Learn more about how you can choose support workers yourself and use your Home Care Package funding to get flexible support in your own home.
To check out the video that appeared on Channel 9, click here.