Find­ing qual­ity aged care has been a relief

The Western Star - - NEWS OPINION - — Wendy Mer­rick

UN­TIL rel­a­tively re­cently I spent lit­tle time con­sid­er­ing the qual­ity of aged care and had very lit­tle knowl­edge of it, aside from re­cent dis­turb­ing TV news sto­ries on the sub­ject.

So when it was sug­gested our lovely mum con­sider this op­tion, it was log­i­cal we should look at Pi­na­roo.

Right from the start we were im­pressed with the at­mos­phere of the place – both res­i­dents and staff were so wel­com­ing and ob­vi­ously happy to be there.

An­gela and her team are work­ing ef­fec­tively to­gether to cre­ate this.

We have been in­spired by the can-do at­ti­tude of the staff as well as the scope of fa­cil­i­ties in leafy land­scaped sur­rounds, even what’s reg­u­larly on of­fer for the res­i­dents: paint­ing classes, ex­er­cise groups, lawn bowls, church ser­vices, yoga – all on-site and sup­ple­mented by trips to cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties

I com­mend the Pi­na­roo com­mit­tee, Roma Ro­tary and the staff on pro­vid­ing this top-class fa­cil­ity for Roma.

It is com­fort­ing to know our elders are in good hands here.

It would be nice to think this same level of care was avail­able across Aus­tralia.

We should con­sider Roma for­tu­nate in­deed.

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