Gail – Devonport, TAS
I have experienced the difficulties and indignities of aged care with both my parents and my in- laws and am concerned about the lack of choice that may be available to us as we age. I also worry for my children who do not live locally and would worry and be burdened by our situation.
Like most of my friends we have always been independent. We have worked all our lives, own a home and have bought up a family and would like to be able to continue to make our own decisions and live independently as part of the wider community and contribute to that community for as long as possible.
In-home care when and as needed is much more preferable to living in an aged community and I urge government agencies to consider this need and act urgently to provide these services.