Chris discusses how BaptistCare's home care services kept him active in his community
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20 May 2022
| Home Care
Chris, a retired truck driver is one of many seniors whose quality of life and independence has blossomed with the help of BaptistCare’s in home care services.
When Chris’ wife and the love of his life, Valerie died seven years ago, Chris’ world changed.
One day while at the supermarket, Valerie struck up a conversation with a stranger. The three became friends, and through their new-found connection, Chris and Valerie first heard about BaptistCare’s social support..
That encounter planted a seed for Chris, who realised after Valerie passed away that he needed help getting out and about, as well as the opportunity to socialise with other like-minded people.
Chris, now 72, receives support through BaptistCare’s social support & domestic assistance as well as getting out and about with their community transport.
He enjoys getting out and about on regular trips and lunches out.
“When we go out, I try and be helpful. I can’t stand back and watch other people do things if I’m capable of doing it. I’ll get off the bus first and I’ll put my hand out and I’ll help the ladies out of the bus, and if there’s a [wheel] chair that needs pushing I’ll do that,” says Chris.
"It keeps me active, it keeps me going. And the smiles I get from everybody is what pays, that’s the dividend for being helpful.”
“The last six years has been great with BaptistCare looking after me, being there, I know I can talk to all the ladies there, all the employees, and some of them are extremely good people.“
Maintaining independence through the use of home care services, is different for everyone, so customers can tailor a combination of care to support their well-being and enable them to continue to do the things they love.
BaptistCare has been a leading service provider for over 75 years. If you or someone you love are looking for help to remain socially active and engaged with the community, contact BaptistCare and talk to one our helpful team members who can discuss the right options for you.
Click the link below to learn more about BaptistCare's in home care services.