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Baptistcare support workers aid in social connection for seniors

Harvey Deegan

Residential aged care and nursing homes aren’t the only options for seniors today. Baptistcare helps seniors live independently in their own homes and can help them stay socially connected during these times of social distancing in the COVID19 pandemic.

Baptistcare CEO Russell Bricknell told Mark Gibson people who are self isolating at home could be losing connections with their community.

“Our support workers can quite easily be that connection to their community. [It’s] A friendly face at a time when they’re not getting a lot of friendly faces at their door

“And often they become even more important because people who are at home can’t always rely on usual support networks of family and friends as they’re also self isolating. So having someone come to the door and help out during this time is really helpful.”

Mr Bricknell also says Baptistcare can provide contactless support via the phone or video. This includes getting started with a home care package.

For more information – baptistcare.com.au

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