GenU keeping Ted at home

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Ted Cooper's life has changed after getting on a HCP with help from GenU.

Corio’s Ted Cooper has managed to get his day-to-day life back on track with a Home Care Package (HCP).

Mr Cooper, a diabetic, was struggling with his health before finding out about the benefits of being on a HCP.

GenU’s aged care team helped Mr Cooper get the support he needed, with his general wellbeing going from strength to strength.

“When I first went there I was pretty traumatised,” he said.

“I was in a really black, dark hole but I think I’ve gone from there because of these people.

“It’s just changed me, it’s brought me back to a bit more normality.”

The Federal Government provides HCP access the My Aged Care website. Packages support older Australians to live at home as long as possible, making a substantial difference to their lives and those of their families, carers and broader community.

HCPs cover assistance such as personal care, gardening, household maintenance, social activities, driving to appointments, shopping and food services.

GenU can help with the application process and accessing funds through a HCP, with dedicated case managers available.

More information about utilising a HCP is available by phoning 1300 558 368 or emailing contact@genu.org.au.

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