I know that my mum is in very good hands

We invited members of our community to share their experiences and perspectives of aged care services. Disclaimer: These stories have not been independently verified. They do not necessarily represent the opinion of Aged Care Reform Now and are shared for information purposes only.

I know there are lots of negative stories about Aged Care Facilities. 😢

🥰 I’m going to share my positive experience…

Medically, we had to place our 91-year-old mother in an Aged Care Facility in August 2021. I was dreading the process but deep down we all knew it had to be the next step. My mum will be 93, in December.

I am so very happy with where she is. I know firsthand that she is really well cared for.

The staff are absolutely amazing! I credit all of the staff for all that they do. It’s a really tough gig. They are such hard workers! Only for special people.

I was extremely lucky to have found this wonderful facility during [the COVID-19] lockdown! Only through phone calls & emails but I developed a great feeling via my interactions. My instincts were spot on!

I continue to feel very pleased and at ease with my mother’s care. I know that she is in very good hands. I visit her a couple of times a week. I always look forward to visiting my mum & spending quality time with her, in her new home away from home. 💕

~ Maria Oliveri

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