Following news of a number of devastating deaths as a result of the Queensland flood crisis, one in-home aged care provider is urging NSW elderly residents to get prepared.
MyHomeCare Group, the largest home care provider in Australia, is urging NSW residents to learn from the mistakes made in Queensland and be ready for the worst.
In Queensland, in-home aged care support workers were cut off from their clients due to flooding, instead calling for welfare checks to make sure they were taken care of.
MyHomeCare Group CEO Stuart Miller said now is the time to contact family and work on an emergency plan.
“These floods have had a devastating impact on communities with many of our Queensland clients and staff experiencing flooding in their homes,” he said.
“Our staff have been working around the clock making welfare checks on clients and redirecting support workers to temporary locations.
“We urge NSW residents as weather movements head south to get ahead and not wait until it’s too late.
“Preparing to evacuate can be a big task for an older Australian but we as a support provider, as well as families and communities, must work together to ensure these people are safe.”