Carinity celebrates aged care funding success

Carinity will now be able to provide domestic assistance for over 1,300 older people each year, thanks to a major funding boost.

The Home and Community Care funding of $2.28 million will ensure that older Australians are given an extra helping hand, so that they can remain living in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes.

CEO Jon Campbell said that the not-for-profit organisation will now be able to provide this much needed assistance for an increasing number of people throughout Queensland, including the Gold Coast, Logan, Brisbane, Ipswich, Mt Morgan/Rockhampton and Bundaberg.

Making people feel ‘at home’ is at the centre of everything we do, he added, “so we’re delighted that we can assist people to stay in their own homes for as long as possible, where they feel safe and connected to their local communities”.

Driven by its Christian values, Carinity provides high quality care and services, which make a real difference to people in need.

Mr Campbell added that caring staff are now looking forward to touching the lives of even more people throughout the State after winning this competitive tender.

“We know how important it is to stay in your own home for as long as possible. However, as time goes on many of us can use some assistance to help with everyday tasks.

“Our in-home care service is a support service which is tailored to meet people’s individual needs so that they can maintain their independence in their own home. Our staff are passionate about caring for others and a service like this is something which really improves people’s quality of life.”

A range of assistance is available, which could include personal care, meals, housekeeping, laundry, shopping, transportation and taking medication; while friendly staff also provide company and conversation.

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