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Meet Darryl. Life, made easier.

Meet Darryl who lives with his wife Gwen near Lismore. He is a proud grandfather and enjoys spending time with his family and pet dog Sam. With the support of Care Connect and his Home Care Package, he lives at home with chronic medical conditions that impact his daily life.

Grandfather, Darryl, enjoying spending time with family and his pet dog Sam

1. The challenge:

Recently, Darryl experienced deterioration in his health which led to a hospital admission and surgery on his liver. Happily, his treatment was successful, but his recovery is complex, requiring the management of drainage tubes and some reduced mobility.


2. Solution without a Care Manager:

As Darryl was not able to seek the necessary additional care from their daughter to remain living independently at home, it is likely that Darryl may have had to explore options outside of independent living at least on a temporary basis.

3. The Care Manager difference:

Melissa was able to answer many questions for Darryl and simplify the next stage of his aged care journey. Darryl felt more energised and hopeful with Melissa’s personalised expertise.

Melissa understood Darryl’s practical challenges, between his reduced mobility and the recovery challenges that required additional support.

Melissa coordinated services that included assistance with the regular grocery shop and transport to medical appointments enabling him to feel safe, secure and more at ease as he continued to live at home.

Weekly cleaning services were scheduled that supported him to live in a clean, safe home whilst getting some much-needed rest and supporting his independence.


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