Distance no hitch for family celebration
For Beverley Young, seeing her great-nephew get married in Melbourne was something she didn’t think possible.
But by using her new Mobi tablet from Carinity Home Care, she was able to share in the family’s celebrations from the comfort of her armchair in Rockhampton.
After reading about it in her Carinity Home Care newsletter, Beverley requested a trial of Mobi powered by Breezie – a personalised digital tablet device with a simplified, user-friendly format that cuts through the complexities of technology.
“I needed a little help with getting started on Mobi. My carer helped me for a couple of hours to learn how to use Skype. The more I use it, the easier it’s getting,” Beverley says.
At the end of the two-week trial Beverley had signed up for her own device which she was able to fund through her Carinity Home Care package of care and services.
“I thought it would be a good way to stay in touch with my family and see my great-nephew get married,” Beverley said.
“It all worked out well. My nephew Philip said to me to turn on my Mobi at 1.30pm, and he’d turn on his phone and Skype me. I was able to watch the whole wedding, and I could even hear the vows of the bridal party.
“I did think it was very funny when Philip told me that I couldn’t speak at home or they’d hear me at the wedding!”
In addition to staying connected with family via Skype, the 86-year-old enjoys playing Solitaire on her Mobi.
Carinity Home Care also helps Beverley with house work, getting her out and about in the community, and taking her to doctors’ appointments and to do her weekly shopping.
Rory Dean from Carinity Home Care Rockhampton says using a Mobi, powered by Breezie, is “leading to better health and wellbeing outcomes for seniors”.
“Using the simple Mobi service can help seniors to maintain mental fitness via apps, games and music therapy. They can do video calls, organise transport, meals, groceries and care visits, and access telehealth services,” Rory says.
“Users can also watch movies and television, listen to their favourite music, read e-books and get the latest news and weather.”
Carinity Home Care also helps Beverley with home duties, getting her out and about in the community, and taking her to doctors’ appointments and to do her weekly shopping.
Mobi powered by Breezie is available through Carinity Home Care. For more information call 1300 109 109 or visit CarinityHomeCare.org.au.