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Impact

At BSL we do things differently. We take the time to get to know and understand you. We work with you in identifying your needs and aspirations, and create a plan that supports you in remaining happy, healthy and safe, whether that’s at home, or through one of our other services. 

Hear how our aged care services have made a difference in the lives of some of our many clients.

Wilma – Home Care client

‘I was in and out of hospital and one day I came home and there wasn’t any food in the fridge. Because I’m vision impaired, I couldn’t even go down the street to buy some’, Wilma recalls. ‘Everything changed when I met Michelle. Instead of sitting here, brooding and asking myself what will I do, I know there are people I can depend on.’

Wilma has been receiving support in her home with the guidance and companionship of Client Advisor, Michelle, since 2009. Wilma asserts it has been a life-enhancing relationship and has eased much of the pressure on Wilma and her family.

Margaret and Ian – Day and overnight respite

Ian was a maths teacher who hadn’t been long retired when he had a brain haemorrhage. Margaret, Ian’s wife of 43 years, was reluctant to place Ian in a nursing home and instead brought him home to see what she could do at home herself.

Not long after returning home Margaret found out about Brotherhood Aged Care day and overnight respite services. Ian now attends the services from 9am to 5pm three days a week and Margaret states ‘they’ve been the best support. Some days they would pick him up from my work. That was pretty amazing’.

Randall – Home Care client

Randall was the carer for his mother for many years before reaching out to ask for help when it became too much.

Randall now not only has support for his mother, but also for himself. Brotherhood Aged Care offers support when he doesn’t know who to turn to, even if it is just having someone to talk to.

‘I knew I could rely on them to talk things out with. I don’t know where we would be without them or what would have happened. That’s what I was scared of – that was half my anxiety,’ says Randall.

Domestic Assistance

Get the support you need around your home to keep it just the way you like it.

Some of the everyday tasks we can assists with are:

  • Washing, ironing, mopping or vacuuming.
  • Changing the sheets, folding and putting your clothes away or assisting with odd jobs.
  • House cleaning to help keep essential living areas tidy and safe.
  • Shopping – flexible shopping options such as a support worker shopping with you, going to the shops while you stay at home or providing assistance with organising online shopping and home delivery.
  • Sorting and organising – we can help you organise your home to maximise safety and comfort.

Community Connection

Supporting you in getting out and about to stay connected. From social clubs and outings to interesting hobbies and pastimes your Home Care Package can enable you to pursue things that are meaningful to you. Staying connected to the community is integral to maintaining physical and mental wellbeing. If you’re feeling isolated or lonely, our team can check-in on you regularly to offer companionship and make sure you’re well. Some of the options include:

  • Attend a group outing
  • Visiting your local park, gardens or beach
  • Visiting your friends and family
  • Going out for a meal with friends
  • Joining a social group
  • Joining a class or course
  • Getting to an appointment
  • Day trips

Diet and Nutrition

Assistance with meal preparation and one-on-one support to increase confidence and skills with cooking. We also provide access to a wide variety of meal delivery services. Support with individual dietary needs required by health, cultural, religious or other reasons is also available.