"HARP/Life Assist help for my elderly brother suffering from dementia and living alone at home."
About: Hospital Admissions Risk Program - Eastern Health Hospital Admissions Risk Program - Eastern Health Box Hill 3128
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After period of time with seemingly no immediate solution to resolving my brother's issues (he was in complete denial that anything was wrong with him) and contact with numerous people/agencies, we were put in touch with Caroline - a HARP Care Coordinator and Life Assist Consultant.
Since our initial meeting with Caroline (mid last year), she has been fully involved in establishing a strategy of transition from home to aged care. We were advised from the outset that there was a high risk it would not work because of his 'non-compliance'. That has certainly proved to be the case and we are no closer to convincing him to move.
Caroline has indeed been most supportive throughout and has initiated a number of strategies, including the appointment of a Guardian, via the OPA and securing a level 2 Homecare package.
As of now her role as a short-term coordinator has come to an end and the responsibility of overseeing my brother's long-term care etc, now passes to someone else. The entire day-to-day process remains a real challenge to us all and we are most grateful for the guidance and care shown to both my brother and ourselves, by Caroline.