As the dawn frost thaws under the morning sun, our client Yvonne can’t wait to be out in her garden and enjoy the warmth on her face, admiring her fruit trees and thinking about the tasty preserves they make.
At 74, Yvonne loves living independently in regional Victoria with her furry friend and is grateful to rely on the constant support and care from MePACS.
“A nurse at my local doctor suggested that I get a MePACS personal alarm on my very first visit to the clinic, when I moved here four years ago,” she said.
“I knew I had to keep an eye on my health and safety as I live alone, and it is so reassuring that MePACS can look out for me.”
With her MePACS alarm on her wrist, she knows she can count on our 24/7 emergency response team whenever she may need emergency assistance.
“It’s an excellent service and a great investment. I knew no one when I first came here and would not have been missed had anything happened to me,” she said.
“MePACS makes me feel very safe in my own home and I can go about my day with barely any worry. Getting a MePACS alarm was seriously one of the best things I have ever done for myself.”
A keen gardener, Yvonne spends a lot of time in her backyard and loves her independence.
“Wearing my MePACS alarm all the time makes me feel very secure. I know it works the entire range of my yard and it’s great to know if I have a fall outside I can still get help easily.”
If she isn’t tending to her darling buds, Yvonne looks forward to a regular meeting with friends in her local women’s groups.
“My friends are very happy that I have a MePACS personal alarm. I’ve joined a few social clubs over the last four years, and we usually like to have a laugh over lunch. It’s wonderful to share experiences and have a common interest.”
From dawn to dusk, Yvonne is so busy that she wishes there were more hours in her day.
“I knit, sew, crochet and make patchwork quilts with hand pieced hexagons. I like to read, but really love to watch movies, research various things or play word games and jigsaws on my iPad. A fair bit of armchair travelling!
If I’m not working in my garden, I also make copious amounts of jams, sauces, pickles and chutneys – you should see my pantry in winter!”