This article was originally published on YourMoney on December 4, 2018.
One Aussie company is set to shake up the aged care sector by connecting the local community with independent support workers.
Peter Scutt, founder and CEO of Mable, was driven to start the company after personal experience of having ageing parents who wanted to remain at home.
“Dad in his early 90’s and frail and mum in her mid 80’s with dementia that was getting progressively worse, and they were wanting to remain living at home,” Scutt said.
“Like many families, I had that experience of mum and dad wanting to remain independent, with lots of challenges.”
Having a different rostered worker coming to the house to care for them was confronting for Scutt’s elderly parents.
The platform serves carers and those that needs to be cared for.
“Mable connects people in local communities, those that need care and support to continue living independently, we connect them with independent support workers, nurses and therapists”.
Mable also provides a record of the patient so that the support workers coming in know some background information about them.
“It’s really the social connection and interaction that people are longing for,” Scutt said.
“That personal relationship that forms between people is really the foundation for good human services.”
Click here to watch Scutt’s full interview on TICKY where he speaks in depth about being a start up in the aged care sector.