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Last week, Mable was featured in the Sydney Morning Herald. Read an excerpt from the article below:
‘More than 60 per cent of older Australians would strongly prefer to ‘‘age in place’’ – staying in their own homes and living independently in the community, according to the Productivity Commission report Housing Decisions of Older Australians, released in 2015.
A new online platform seeks to make it easier for older Australians to remain independent at home, with support.
Called Mable, the platform helps connect those who need care at home with support workers who best suit their requirements or share their interests.
The site aims to put choice and control at the centre of things, says Peter Scutt, the platform’s CEO and co-founder.
‘‘By 2037, 20 per cent of Australians will be over 65 and, at Mable, we are helping older people continue to have control of their own lives,’’ he says.
‘‘We do this by assisting them to directly select and build a support team that best shares their interests and meets their needs.
‘‘It’s very important that people remain in control over who comes into their home and when.
‘‘Care and support means different things for different people. It might be to keep on top of domestic chores and house and garden maintenance. Or it might be support and transport to stay engaged with friends and community events.
‘‘The big difference with Mable, as opposed to some other providers, is that it’s the person who is ageing who is in control.’’’
Want to find support that can fit in with your lifestyle? Receive flexible support from independent support workers within your local community when you book a support worker on Mable