18 February 2019
The evidence showed that it was an option that might work, and Kate was able to secure State funding to help pay for the Service. The Live-in Carer Service was personalized to Kate ensuring that her domestic needs, personal care support and social activities would be provided as Kate and her family wished them to be.
Thirteen years later Kate is still happily in her own home, supported 24/7 by Able Community Care and the Live-in Carers she has chosen.
The above illustration, and there are many more, is an example of the current phrase ‘person centred care’. The definition of which is “Treating people with dignity and respect by being aware of and supporting personal perspectives, values, beliefs and preferences.”
Kate and others like her, are the lucky ones.