Healthy ageing means continually reinventing yourself. It means learning to adapt to change, finding new things to enjoy, staying physically active, taking care of yourself and your home, and staying connected to your community and loved ones.
Paul Ostrowski, chief executive of Care Connect, believes that few people find it easy to make lifestyle changes.
“Change can be especially difficult for people who may need a little help as they pass through landmark ages such as 60, 70, 80 and beyond,” he says. “This is not only because a lifetime’s worth of routines have set in, but also because they may feel that asking for help could be a first step towards losing their independence.”
And that’s where Care Connect steps in – an organisation with more than 25 years’ experience providing in-home care to more than 40,000 Australians.
“If you, or your loved one, need support while engaging in physical activity, staying connected with the community, or managing daily tasks, Care Connect can provide trusted advice, care and support to enable you to remain as independent as possible while you keep on top of your health and wellness goals.”
Mr Ostrowski says that maintaining a high quality of life can be challenging for anyone, especially now with COVID affecting our degree of social interaction, wellbeing and exercise.
“The health and wellness of all Australians is our priority. Our carefully selected, expert team is passionate about providing people with the care they deserve and understand the barriers that individuals and their families meet while applying for, and receiving, care.”
In Victoria, Care Connect’s services can range from Home Care Package and Commonwealth Home Support Program management, caring for those under 65 through the Linkages program, to bringing together older householders and younger home-sharers who are prepared to lend a hand in return for affordable accommodation, through its ‘Homeshare’ program.
“Whether just a little help – or more – is needed, we build close relationships with clients and the families who choose us to manage their care. We work alongside them to provide person-centred care, support and encouragement to empower them to remain independent and achieve their individual health and wellness goals.”
Mr Ostrowski offers encouragement: “Stay positive, stay well, and stay connected, and enjoy the tomorrows you’ve waited for!”