St Basil’s expands acclaimed In-Home Care services into Canberra

Seniors in Canberra who want to remain in the comfort of their own home while receiving individualised assistance now have an exciting new care option.

Respected aged care services provider St Basil’s is expanding its highly regarded In-Home Care services into Canberra this month as demand rises because of Australia’s ageing population. A branding campaign featuring local transport advertising and a suite of radio advertisements will be rolled out to raise the profile of the service.

St Basil’s has been caring for and supporting older people for generations through its Sydney operations. Chief Executive Officer Father Nicholas Stavropoulos says the not-for-profit organisation is looking forward to assisting seniors in Canberra.

“Looking to the future and addressing the shift to ‘consumer directed care’, the demand for professional and reliable services will grow significantly,” Father Nicholas said. “We will be providing a range services to the community such as domestic assistance, personal care, social support and basic home maintenance.”

Established more than 60 years ago, St Basil’s is part of the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia. The group prides itself on delivering personalised care and individual attention in an environment that understands and respects different cultures. In addition to Level 1 and Level 3 government-funded packages, St Basil’s will offer a fee-for-service model in Canberra that applies to any care and support for recipients who would like to have a private arrangement or top up their funded packages.

Dimi Vourliotis, Home and Community Care Manager at St Basil’s, says the organisation took part in an initial trial for consumer directed care in 2010. “We are already offering our clients choice of what services they want, control over how they receive them and who provides the support,” she said.

St Basil’s In-Home Care services are designed to help seniors live in their own home for as long as possible and enjoy maximum quality of life. Assistance includes everything from help with shopping and housework to everyday chores such as gardening and walking the dog.

Seniors who are interested in such support can get a free in-home assessment from the passionate and qualified St Basil’s team. A launch and information event will also be held at the Greek Hellenic Club in Woden later this year.

For more information on St Basil’s In Home Care and how it can assist you, a family member or a friend to live at home, phone 1300 367 551

About St Basil’s

St Basil’s is a not-for-profit charitable organisation that specialises in providing aged care services. Our philosophy is to strive for excellence in providing care and promoting quality of life and spiritual wellbeing, while preserving dignity and respecting cultural diversity. Established more than 60 years ago, St Basil’s is part of the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia.

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