AFME resident and great, great, grandfather Gil Carter readily admits that he doesn't want to be anywhere else other than home.
And home for this very sprightly 98-year-old is RAAFA's Mirage Terrace apartments at Bull Creek, where he has lived for just over 10 years.
To ensure he remains living at home, Gil is a client of RAAFA Connect, which sees him receive DVA Community Nursing services every morning, seven days a week, as well as five afternoons a week - Monday to Friday.
”I've been active all my life, and I readily admit that I can't do what I used to do,” says Gil, who was a sailor in the Royal Navy during WWII and has prided himself on remaining fit during his life, playing tennis and golf since the 1950s.
”I had a fall around 18 months ago and fractured my wrist and pelvis, I went through a lot of rehab and it just made me more determined to recover and get home quickly.
”I'm now very grateful to have the services I receive, I love living at Mirage, it's a beautifully presented apartment building and I certainly don't want to move anywhere else.”.
Nurse Manager at RAAFA Connect, Lorraine Sloan, says RAAFA's in-home support division offers clients a range of individualised services.
”We will work with the client to coordinate a support plan tailored to their individual needs,” says Lorraine.
”We are here to help clients remain as independent as possible to assist them to remain living in their own homes, and we would welcome a call from anyone who would like to discuss our services further.”
RAAFA Connect nurses and support staff work together to improve a person's ability to stay at home. They do this by listening carefully to the needs required and coordinating a personalised service that specifically suits an individual's needs.
For more information, RAAFA Connect can be contacted on 9288 8470 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.