The Stables Rehabilitation Services by Lyndoch Living offers a planned approach to community care and services that aims to help clients re-establish daily living skills and community connections through goal-oriented programs. Catherine Moloney, is the Allied Health & Reablement Manager at The Stables and she sees the role her team has in community health care as caring for the whole person.
In 2018 seventy-six year old Jim Williams was told by his doctor that he needed to get an exercise program and work with an exercise physiologist to increase his strength and stamina. Jim had always considered himself a fairly fit an active person but suffered a few niggling aches and pains whilst digging in the garden or painting a wall. His doctor made a referral to The Stables for an assessment. Jim tells the story that he had reluctantly arrived for his appointment and after some trepidation he went through the assessment and used muscles and did body movements he hadn’t worked in years. By the end of this first session Jim was hooked and couldn’t wait for his next appointment.
Jim has been ‘working on’ one of his buddies to join this exclusive gym and he feels exercise is beneficial to men to live well and live longer. Jim said that The Stables is well equipped and the staff are able to advise and monitor your health and progress while you exercise. Before the COVID-19 restrictions Jim averaged three exercise sessions per week, and although a home program had been set up by Colin (exercise physiologist), Jim feels that he has probably dropped a bit of condition post COVID.
Jim migrated to Australia from the United States in 1966, arriving in Brisbane, after having met a number of Australian larrikans during his university days who encouraged him to head down-under, with their easy-going personalities. Jim was a high school science/maths teacher and in his retirement he enjoys drawing and painting. He is thrilled with his personal achievements with his health and overall fitness, and loves showing off on the various pieces of equipment, his favourite being the Endurance 5 Elliptical Cross Trainer, which he was tempted to purchase to have at home, but decided that he would then miss out on the other benefits of coming to The Stables. He loves the Australian way of life, and is keen to keep doing what he loves for many years.
“We are very grateful for the professionalism and care the staff have shown”
Family of Living@Home clients
“We would like to acknowledge the fantastic support shown to this lovely couple by the Living@Home team and the flexibility and understanding of their care needs”
Family Member of Living@Home client
“The lady you sent over yesterday was delightful, and even made Mum a hot lemon drink and put her to bed”
Leanne (daughter of Living@Home client)
“What a wonderful job Trish and Liz do, we are so happy with the care they provide”
Family Members of Living@Home clients
“I really appreciate the support from the Lyndoch Living@Home team, it’s a huge help in managing my caring role”
Michelle (Living@Home client)
“A very big thank you to the wonderful staff who came into our home and cared for my husband. This respite break made a very difficult situation more tolerable and gave me something to look forward to”
Christine (Living@Home client)
“Geraldine is the about the best cleaner I’ve ever had!”
Maurice (Living@Home client)
“Jan is such a capable, competent and calming carer, I feel so safe in her hands. I could not ask for anyone better”
Joan (Living@Home client)
“I’ve always been a busy, practical person and I’m still a busy person – I’m still able to be very involved in the community, especially the Speedway. I’m a busy bloke!”
“I get spoilt rotten here! I really get cared for.”
Stuart (Swinton East)
“One of the lovely nurses had a great idea and planted out a raised bed with tomatoes and other plants and I enjoy getting out there and doing some work in the garden, collecting the produce.” “The staff are very, very nice. They greet you with a smile and do things very well.“
“I really enjoy the school kids visiting, and I’m amazed at the quality of the kids,
they’re all so nice!”
John (Lake Lodge)
“I’ve lived here for 5 years and I’m very happy with the nurses and other staff”
Margaret (Lake Lodge)
“I’ve made friends here that I wouldn’t have been able to meet living by myself at home. It’s like an extension of your family” “The staff are absolutely fantastic here, nothing is ever a problem for them. Right through to the maintenance men, the cleaners and gardeners and staff at the kiosk, they’re all obliging and always greet you with a smile” “At Lyndoch I get comfort, care and conversation, add a bit of fresh air and that’s exactly what you need in life”
Lynette (Swinton East)