Extraordinary People: Anne’s Story

It looked like Anne was going to have to go to a rehabilitation hospital and because of a reaction to antibiotics causing delusions, she had ended up in a dementia ward. It was looking really frightening for both her and her family.

Having already used Prestige’s in-home care services, Anne’s children rang Prestige and said “Help, we want to bring her home.”

It had all seemed so complicated and yet once Anne’s family said to the doctors “we can get in-home 24 hour care…they just let her go home.” 

A Children’s Book Author with an infectious sense of humour

The proud author of “Mr Bandicoot and Other Tales”, a uniquely Australian interpretation of nursery rhymes for kids, Anne still loves telling stories and singing songs to her grandkids.

Prestige 24 Hour Care Client Retired Author Anne

At 91 years of age, our 24 Hour Care Client, Anne, has a refreshingly positive take on life, reminding us “Life…you’ve got to be in it to win it!”

Since Prestige’s team of carers has been coming in 24 hours a day, Anne is thriving and it’s taken the pressure off Anne’s family and her children and grandchildren, who get to enjoy the time with her, but still be very much involved and enjoy that flexibility of care.

“Bob cooks me delicious meals, and I can have a sausage roll. And, if I was in a nursing home, I bet there wouldn’t be any sausage rolls!”

"Mum was never a fan of going to a nursing home"

When Anne had to be hospitalised and suddenly found herself in need of round-the-clock support, her family knew she would never want to be put in a nursing home. The doctors looking after Anne would only happily agree to discharge her immediately on the proviso that her family had arranged a 24 hour care solution.

It was then and there that they turned to Prestige Inhome Care to seek a 24 hour care program that would offer flexibility, allowing them to still be very much involved in Anne’s life.  Monday night is reserved for Anne’s family, and the Prestige care team resume their support from Tuesday morning until the following Monday.

Old woman on a couch with older children

This system works incredibly well. Anne is able to enjoy quality time with her family and they can appreciate the peace of mind knowing that she is being cared for when they can’t be there. “We work together as a group…and you see the benefits of that. Anne thrives having her family, but it’s also supporting her family…so they can still live their lives. They’re all busy working, and it’s the flexibility of care that’s very important to them.” Prestige Case Manager, Christina.

You see the rewards when you really have a great support team in place with stimulation. Christina says “her positiveness is just empowering, to see someone of her age just living the life that she should be; it’s fantastic, it’s what we all want!”

With the help of a Prestige carer, Anne was able to regain her independence and confidence. In fact, so much so, that Anne was able to decrease her hours of care. 

Watch more of Anne’s Story here.

Truly Tailored Round-The-Clock Care

As the pioneers of 24 hour in-home care and nursing, Prestige understands how important it is to you that your loved one receives the highest possible standard of care, and is treated like family.

We specialise in providing round-the-clock care, delivered by hand-picked Registered Nurses and professional carers, who work together closely to ensure continuity and companionship.  From domestic support and meal preparation to personal care and in-home nursing our 24 hour care plans are tailored to suit your loved one’s unique needs and lifestyle.

At Prestige, we deliver true 24/7 support. From the moment your loved one wakes, to the moment they fall sleep, and throughout the night, there is a trusted carer or nurse on hand, ready to assist.

Our purpose as an organisation is make people’s lives better by helping people remain in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.

For the past 20 years, we’ve witnessed the benefits of helping people maintain their independence first-hand. That’s why we are committed to helping you and your loved ones stay at home and live happy, healthy lives. What’s more, with our “no Lock-In Contracts”, you can stop and start care as needed.

To discuss your needs or arrange a free in-home consultation, speak to our Care Specialists today on 1300 10 30 10 or contact us online