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Set personal goals every day rather than once a year

SPONSORED STORY - It takes one month for 80 percent of people to give up on their New Year's resolution, which is why every day should be an opportunity to help people achieve new goals, says home care provider, Angels in Aprons.

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Patti, Angels in Aprons client, on her mini camping trip with her Care Angel. [Source: Supplied]

Providing care and support to their clients' wellbeing is at the centre of every decision, however, after a very difficult year that saw many older people in the community isolated, Angels in Aprons believes in 2021 it's more important than ever to provide as much attention as possible to the elderly and their personal goals.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Angels in Aprons, Sharon Douglas, says that supporting older people in living fun and enjoyable lives can make all the difference to their wellbeing.

"It's about supporting clients to continue living at home following their own schedules and lifelong interests, and this is more important now than ever," says Mrs Douglas.

"Our aim is to help people use their Home Care Packages to encourage their confidence and help keep doing the things they love, like staying connected to their communities. 

"Our services are individualised, we tailor personalised goals that involve whole families to ensure that our clients are able to get the very best out of life. There is no greater success story than a client living at home and achieving their goals."

One example of Angels in Aprons going above and beyond involves dementia client, Pattie, who recently had her wish to go camping come true, thanks to her 'Care Angel'.

After speaking with her 'Care Angel' about wanting to go camping, the 'Angel' pulled into Pattie's driveway with a campervan last week and took her out for the day. They went to the local park, set up, and had a billy tea.

Mrs Douglas says that Pattie and her family are still talking about how fantastic the adventure was and how lovely it was for the Angel to go above and beyond to facilitate this trip.

Another client, David, who is palliative, recently had his wish of going sailing again come true. David has been part of a sailing club for many years but has been unable to sail due to his declining ability.

Angels in Aprons Care Coordinators helped set goals, including hospital and physio visits, for David so he could participate in sailing races again.

Three months later, David and his crew came first in their local sailing competition. David was thrilled that he was able to achieve his goal and can continue to enjoy the gentle breeze and flat seas.

Mrs Douglas explains that Angels in Aprons recipe for success involves having a team that understands their client's individual needs and empowering their Care Angels to facilitate wishes where they can.

Angels in Aprons provides 24 hour care, hospital support, personal care, respite and in-home care services, and NDIS disability support in Brisbane, on the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, and other rural regions.

For more information about Angels in Aprons services, go to their website or call on 07 3356 2563.

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