Good news story - Grant
We love hearing stories of the bonds formed between our clients and carers. This is Grant’s story.
Meet Grant. Grant dedicated his life to caring for others, having previously worked in aged care for much of his career. He lived a fulfilling life with his wife and stepsons, played the piano since he was 9 years old and was active in his local community.
Sadly, Grant’s wife passed away, and Grant experienced a stroke not long after. Grant was faced with an entirely new existence as he learnt to navigate life as a stroke survivor. He lost connections to his community and began to feel stuck at home and lonely.
All that has recently changed. With his dedicated support workers Siva (pictured), Michael and David by his side, Grant has been able to reestablish his ties to the community, get back to attending church each week, connect with his friends, and go for strolls to places of meaning from his past.
Grant is grateful and feels blessed to have built strong connections with his support worker team, who are more like friends to him. They are interested in his stories from the past and everyone looks forward to a shift together. ‘They treat me as a normal person and not just as a man that has had a stroke’, Grant says. Grant feels like Siva, Michael and David have given him his life back.
Thank you Grant, for allowing us to share your story.