Choice the key for Steven

The way to a man’s heart – a pink donut and doing just what he likes.

That’s according to Home Care customer Steven, when staff asked him what he would like to do with his day.

Steven sometimes chooses to go to McDonalds, where he orders and pays for a chicken burger and, on this occasion, two pink donuts.

“I can have two, and look what I bought,” Steven tells staff at both Home Care and McDonalds.

Staff at McDonalds know Steven and communicate with him around his choices each time he arrives.

Home Care enrolled nurse Marilyn says Steven likes to watch aeroplanes while enjoying his lunch.

“It’s an outcome Steven wants and it enables him to make informed choices and be independent,” Marilyn says.

“With Home Care, Steven remains connected to his local community, participates and tries new things, all as part of his Home Care package.

“Steven also completes an annual survey, to make sure his Home Care team is supporting him to have the best life he can.”

Minda Home Care is a registered provider through the Australian Government My Aged Care service, and offers flexible support options to meet customers’ changing needs and goals, with as little, or as much, support as they choose.

“Our team welcomes enquiries, and is happy to explain how it all works, as well as guide people through each step, keeping everything confidential along the way,” Home Care Manager Libby Chapman says.

The team has training in aged care, dementia and mental health, and all team members have DCSI and Police clearances.

If you would like to find out more about Home Care packages, contact the Home Care team by phone on (08) 8179 5292, via email homecare@minda.asn.au