An energetic new business owner, Tecla Mururi, opened her doors to the first Right at Home Australia franchise in New South Wales today. Located in the Padstow St George area, the business is set to serve the South West suburbs of greater Sydney and the Sutherland Shire. The office was officially opened today by Tecla, her husband Andrew and Daryl Sahli Managing Director Right at Home Australia. In attendance were local media, local councilors, politicians, health industry colleagues and supporters, Karen Sahli Administration Manager Right at Home Australia and Peter Evans Chairman Right at Home Australia.
The demographic changes in Australia highlight the economic challenges of an aging population. The number of Australians aged 65 and over is expected to increase rapidly, from around 2.5 million in 2002 to 6.2 million in 2042. Selling up and moving to an aged care facility is no longer as affordable an option as it used to be. Aged care facilities are going to be stretched due to high demand and a dwindling supply of resources. In-home care provides a safe and viable alternative for the future.
Right At Home Padstow St George is tackling this challenge head-on and is prepared to serve the local community with a wide range of in-home services. "I chose to go into the Home Care business because I believe in providing care to people while they are in their own homes. That's where they grew up, that's where they live, that's where their lives are. I believe it is the right thing to do" says new owner Tecla Mururi. Not all providers provide the full continuum of care which can be limited to either specialised nursing care or simply companion care. Right at Home Padstow St George will be offering the full continuum and 3 broad categories of care:
- Companion Care
- Personal Care
- Skilled (Nursing Care)
"I believe we will stand out from our competitors because we are able to provide skilled nursing which integrates with our other types of care and delivers a holistic approach for our clients," said owner Tecla Mururi.
Right at Home Padstow St George will also be leveraging the many years of nursing experience of owner Tecla and will uniquely offer a client centred approach matching carers to clients and ensuring continuity of carers for clients. Care will be flexible in its delivery with carers delivering their service around times convenient for the client.
These features of Right at Home Padstow St George will be welcomed by the local community. Tecla's mission is to improve the quality of life for those they serve in the Padstow St George, Sutherland Shire community, supported by an outcome-driven, measurable, care planning process that includes all aspects of a client's wellbeing, including the vital socialisation aspects that support good mental health. They will focus on the individual, to improve the quality of their recovery and or their life and provide support and peace of mind for their family.
Founded in 1995 in Nebraska USA and launched in Australia in 2014, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care, nursing, and assistance to seniors and disabled adults who want to continue to live independently. Local Right at Home offices are the experts in Home Care and are independently owned and operated and directly employ and supervise all caregiving staff, each of whom is thoroughly screened, trained and insured prior to entering a client's home.
Right at Home Padstow St George will be offering services to the local community in any setting of the family home, an independent living retirement community, an assisted living community or a nursing home. Their services will be provided to disabled adults, to people recovering from accidents, illness or major surgery such as knee and hip replacements and to help transition patients from a hospital setting back to their homes. It is proven that people recover far more quickly at home than they do in a hospital environment and in-home care facilitates this.
For media inquiries please contact:
Karen Sahli Right at Home Australia
Ph: 1300 363 802
Or Tecla Mururi Right at Home Padstow, St George