Queensland-based service agency Aged Care Placement Assist, owned and operated by Leona Bonning, has the experience and qualifications to support families through these tough times and to make the right decisions for their loved ones in need.
Ms Bonning says the company provides peace of mind when it matters most.
“Placing a loved one in care is often considered to be one of the most difficult tasks a family may have to undertake,” she explains.
“The complexities of the documentation and the time consuming search and selection process can cause severe personal stress and uncertainty, especially if the situation is urgent.
“We know what to do and how to do it correctly, it will help you avoid long delays in having your assessment completed and your placement accepted.
“Ultimately the choices are yours, but Aged Care Placement Assist will provide you with the reassurance and the confidence that your ultimate choice will be the best possible solution for the future wellbeing of the individual and the family.”
One family that has benefited from enlisting the professional and experienced services Aged Care Placement Assist is Andrea Corning, who was introduced to the world of aged care “all of a sudden”.
“I found myself in a situation on short notice, with Power of Attorney obligations for my uncle and a timeline of less than 30 days to find aged care placement for him whilst living overseas,” Ms Corning says.
“Nursing home searches, aged care jargon, talking with the medical fraternity about dementia, understanding financial aspects of the aged care system, left the family confused and concerned about the time needed to do all the necessary things and ultimately find a bed.”
Ms Corning says her family used up most of the 30 days “getting nowhere” before being introduced to Aged Care Placement Assist.
“A quick search on the internet confirmed that Leona was just who we were looking for,” Ms Corning says.
“A short time after talking with us, she had my uncle on waiting lists, was meeting with my parents to walk them through the process, so they could visit one or two of the facilities she was recommending where he was clinically accepted.
“A week later we had accepted a place and Leona took care of all the arrangements and paperwork.
“She has been a Godsend and the value for money with no hidden costs is unquestionable.
“We are totally satisfied that my uncle is in a facility that is aligned to his needs and he has been comfortable and relaxed about his arrival.
“Left to our own devices, my uncle might have ended up somewhere entirely unsuitable - for this we cannot thank Leona enough for her objectivity, care and compassion.”
Ms Bonning says she has helped many families like Ms Corning’s in the past navigate what is usually a dramatic change.
“For many years I have been involved with war widows, ex-service personnel and their families providing aged care placements into independent living and transitioning many of them to a range of special care requirements, including respite care, low care, ageing in place, high care, dementia specific care and special services,” she says.
“My extensive experience will assist you in making the best possible choice for your loved one at such a critical time and to be confident that you have selected the most suitable accommodation, appropriate for their individual needs and care.
“My duty of care is to provide the best possible solution, to meet the needs of the individual and the family as a whole.
“If anyone in the Queensland area needs support in finding the right care option for them or their loved one, I would definitely encourage them to get in touch.”