Right now we have a reduced ability to visit or receive visits from friends and family. This can be hard on our mental wellbeing and it can cause feelings of loneliness or isolation. Luckily, Home Carers are able to visit you and spend quality time with you in a safe manner. We can take part in your favourite hobby, go for a walk, or enjoy tea and biscuits together.
If you are seeing less of other people, we recommend having a Home Care worker pop by to check on your welfare from time to time. You may also wish to order a personal safety alarm or additional mobility equipment.
Health Care Services
Health care and therapeutic services (e.g. pastoral care, psychology, counselling, dietetics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and podiatry) continue to operate across Victoria and we can continue to support you to access these services. Many providers now offer appointments over the phone or video if you prefer to avoid face to face meetings or when attending in person is not an option.
If you are a carer of a loved one, you may be experiencing the challenges of juggling caring for yourself, your family and a loved one during the pandemic. This can be tiring and stretch your capacity to look after yourself or get day-to-day tasks done. If this is the case, you can speak to us about having a carer spend time with your loved one whilst you take a break, even if you stay at home during that time.