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Hristo has been receiving Coordination of Support services from Ability Options since 2016.
In late 2019, Hristo and his family met with their Support Coordinator, Krystal, to talk about him moving out of home into supported independent living, with access to 24/7 support.
Krystal coordinated with Anna, our Supported Independent Living Engagement Specialist, and arranged information sessions to support the family to make an informed decision.
Following the sessions, Anna also arranged for Hristo and his family to visit a few of our available accommodation properties.
“I felt confident with the process because I trusted the people involved in making this happen,” said Mary, Hristo’s sister.
The Ashfield group home was identified as an ideal match for Hristo’s support needs and social goals, and he moved-in, in March 2020. Krystal worked with Hristo’s support network, including his GP, OT, Clinical Nurse, and Ability Options Accommodation Team, for a smooth
“The transition ran smoothly, everyone was on board and helpful, and I can’t believe how everyone involved worked together in collaboration with the shared goal
of transitioning Hristo into his new home,” said Mary.
Two months on, Hristo has settled very nicely into the group home. He loves his new-found independence, living with two other like-minded individuals in a welcoming and friendly home.
Using the person-centred approach, the core team has consulted Hristo’s family to develop a care plan that enables him to live as independently as possible. This includes making a van available for him to get out and about, and fulfill his social and community participation goals.
Mary (Hristo’s sister) says, “Ashfield team, from upper management to the ground staff are doing a fabulous job. They are always friendly and answer all questions I have with ease. Every time I visit the property, Hristo is well presented, showered, and smiley. I feel confident entrusting the care of my brother to them. Thank you, Ability Options, for your support”.
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