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Helping Hand Aged Care

Helping Hand Aged Care Development Appeal

Susan’s story

Charles was diagnosed at the age of 62 with early onset Dementia in 2016. It scared us both so much. We had spent the last 40 years working together on building a life and a family. We had just retired and had so much planned. We were going to travel, spend time with the grandchildren and importantly, spend time with each other.

Our world turned upside down and I didn’t know how we were going to manage. Charles wanted to stay at home as long as he could, but I didn’t know if I would be able to manage by myself.

Helping Hand was a blessing. They asked us what we wanted and worked with us on making it happen. Charles is still at home and his care needs are delivered to us. We get a couple of visits a week to assist Charles with nursing and care and some domestic help for us both. I know Helping Hand will be there for the long term.  Most importantly, we have kept our promise to each other. We do short trips, visit the family regularly and Charles and I are spending quality time with each other.

We put our trust in Helping Hand and the support we receive has helped us to push through the tough times and enjoy the good times. Helping Hand has been life changing for us. Susan

At Helping Hand Aged Care we believe that choice of service, independence and dignity are the right of all older South Australians. We cannot achieve this alone and ask you to take the time to consider a donation towards the services and programs.  Charity funds go directly into our Quality of Life Fund - enhancing the day to day lives of clients and residents by funding events, excursions, activities and lifestyle programs.   

Helping Hand Aged Care is a not-for-profit organisation that provides care to more than 7,000 older South Australians.

Our services include: 

Residential Care   /  Home Care Services  / Dementia Care  / Mental Health Services  / Respite Services  /  Special Need Services (Veterans, LGBTI, Forgotten Australians, Multi-cultural) / Retirement Living  /  Health Care

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