According to Alison Chandler, Chief Operating Officer of Just Better Care, Australia’s leading disability and aged care services provider, the organisation has experienced continued strong demand for in home care services across Australia in spite of the COVID pandemic.
“There is no doubt, all of the issues involving COVID across the aged care sector have caused a lot of stress and concern for people,” Chandler said.
“As a result, many people are investigating if there are service delivery options that would assist their loved ones remain living within their own homes and communities rather than enter residential care prematurely.
“People want options and they are exploring the possibility of loved ones who do need support services staying in their own home. They feel this may be the better approach given the much publicised risks and restrictions due to the impact of COVID in the residential care sector.
“If older family members are not staying in care or being placed into care, this means they need to receive the care they require at home. And this is why our services are in high demand all over the country including Western Australia. In fact, demand is so strong, we have just launched our services in Perth.
Research results recently announced by Fifth Dimension Consulting, reveal that more than 50 percent of Australians with a friend or relative in aged care are currently considering taking that person out of care. 60 percent of people who were planning to move someone into aged care in the next five years before COVID will either delay that move or try to avoid aged care all together.
Just Better Care Perth franchise business owners, Parthiv Patel, Satish Tarale and Falgun Patel, are looking forward to growing their newly launched services across the region.
“We have all been living in Perth for some time, and have been successfully operating several businesses together in the local area which has enabled us to build wonderful relationships within the community,” Tarale said.
“We have many friends and family across Perth and understand the needs of our aging family members.
“We also come from India. We moved to Australia at different stages over the last 12 years and have brought with us our strong cultural heritage which strongly supports caring for aging family members at home.
“We believe in the importance of supporting family and friends to live fulfilling lives in their own homes for as long as safely possible. When this becomes difficult, family members then move in with younger relatives and the caring continues under one roof.”
Just Better Care Perth will offer a broad range of services including in home care for the aged and those living with disability. Care will include government subsidised care as well as private care.
Types of care will include:
- In home nursing
- Dementia support
- Personal care
- Meal preparation
- Domestic assistance
- Travel and transport
- Post hospital support
- Social activities
Just Better Care currently has franchises covering NSW, Queensland, Victoria, the ACT, and now Western Australia. We will be opening our first office in Hobart, Tasmania within the coming months.
Just Better Care's mission is to provide high-quality personalised services to those requiring assistance to live independently and thrive personally. Just Better Care was founded in 2005 and the Franchisor office is based out of Sydney. They currently have 38 independently owned and operated franchise territories around the country, many of which are multi-unit owners, and are one of the largest franchised providers of in-home home care services in Australia.