Additional aged restorative care S-E QLD

Older Sunshine Coast residents requiring short-term care as a result of illness or injury are set to benefit from increased support services announced by the federal government recently.


Aged care provider Suncare Community Services has been appointed to deliver 44 Government funded new restorative care places across Brisbane, Wide Bay and the Sunshine Coast.


Suncare was one of 35 aged care providers across Australia granted the Short-Term Restorative Care places as part of the Australian Government’s 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round announced on 23 February 2017.


Suncare Chief Executive Russell Mason said the new packages would provide older people in with a range of different services for up to two months, improving their overall wellbeing and independence.


“The short-term restorative care places are a flexible form of aged care that will help older people remain in their own homes for longer after injury or illness. In some cases, they even alleviate the need for long-term care.” Mr Mason said.


“Some of the daily tasks carers assist with include provision of meals, nursing, transportation and washing clothing just to name a few.”


“In instances where an older person has suffered a fall and is approved for care, our team members can also work in conjunction with doctors and other healthcare professionals to coordinate physical therapy sessions and minimise risks in the home environment.”


“In offering these new places, we will be using recently developed sensor technology, providing real-time information about customers to ensure services are tailored to their changing needs as they recover,” Mr Mason said.


“For example, the sensors will monitor a person’s physical activity or lack of movement, if doors are open or closed, as well as providing notifications and alerts about room temperature, meals or shopping tasks.”


Suncare is a Queensland based not-for-profit organisation offering in-home aged care and disability support services.


12 March 2017.