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Preserving independence with Enliven

Preserving independence with Enliven

Enliven support worker Ray Wineera and client Ken Gaskell.
Enliven support worker Ray Wineera and client Ken Gaskell.

When 90-year-old Mana retiree Ken Gaskell was finding it difficult to do the things he once could do with ease, he asked his doctor for help.

That’s when he found Enliven’s Community Support, which offers a range of services to support people to maintain their independence and manage their own homes.

“My mobility isn’t what it used to be and I’m slowly losing my hearing and sight, so my doctor recommended I get an assessment to see if I could get extra help around home,” explains Ken.

“Everything Enliven has done for me so far has been absolutely first class. If it wasn’t for them I’d be in a rest home by now.”

Ken says it gives him peace of mind knowing Enliven is there to help him with personal care and practical support so he can manage his own home.

“It’s reassuring knowing that they’re there, I couldn’t recommend the service highly enough.”

Ken’s support worker, Ray Wineera, says his job is about supporting people to live safely in their own homes.

“Most people don’t want to move into care, they want to retain their independence for as long as possible, and that’s what I do – it’s very rewarding work,” says Ray.

Enliven Community Support, operated by the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, provides a range of services to support people to maintain their independence at home in Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu, Horowhenua, Kapiti, Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wainuiomata. Click here for more information.

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