In a recent survey of Australians sourcing an aged care place for a loved one, over half found the experience “very or extremely stressful”. With 34% of people transitioning into aged care directly from hospital and 55% reporting that their aged care decision included selling the family home it’s no wonder that so many found it a stressful experience.
Sadly only a tiny percentage (6.5%) of respondents used the services of a placement consultant when making the transition. Heather Hill, Co-Founder and Managing Director Heather Hill Pathways, says that without the help of a trained and experienced registered nursing professional guiding the family through the aged care selection and entry process it is not surprising that such a large majority found the experience extremely stressful.
“The peace of mind that you get from having a one-on-one relationship with a professional Pathways Facilitator who has an excellent knowledge of the aged care system, how it works, what to expect, what you need to look for and who is there to hold your hand throughout the entire process is impossible to quantify. Families that we assist generally experience very little additional stress and feel comfortable throughout the entire placement process.”
Heather Hill Pathways is an industry leader being the only placement agency that employs only registered nurses with years of aged care experience to conduct its placement services and has partnered with experts in the fields of aged care law, financial planning, counselling, home relocations and mediation to ensure that every aspect of the transition can be catered for in the one place.
If you have a loved one that is looking for additional assistance or would just like a free confidential discussion about your situation with one of our Pathways Facilitators please don’t hesitate to Contact Us today.
“Having a team of aged care experts managing the entire process of mum moving into nursing home care provided my husband and I with great peace of mind. She has always been there for us and it was a great relief that we could be there for her in her time of need. I thoroughly recommend Heather Hill Pathways placement service for anyone in our situation“ V. Cooper