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Local home care service from one of Wheatbelt’s own

You’ve grown up, lived worked and raised a family on the land and now can enjoy your life on your terms.  But the little things are starting to get harder and you might need a little help at home so you can get on with the things that matter to you.

Home Care professional Jenny Barron has strong connections to the Wheatbelt and knows that people can age well at home, with understanding, compassion and “a little bit of help”.

Growing up in the Wheatbelt in the 1980s with her family who ran the Arthur River General Store. Jenny attended Wagin Primary School and has many fond memories working in shearing sheds and many local hotels from Merredin to Highbury and a rare stint as a final trimmer in an abattoir.

“There were not many women in abattoirs at that time but we do a good job – women are said to have the best eye!” she said.

Before she moved to Perth, Jenny worked at Corrigin Regional Hospital and while studying nursing she soon found her passion for aged care.

“Just because people live in the country, it does not mean they should go without good service – people can age well at home with a bit of help,” she said. “Aged care is my passion and I love to meet people and make things possible for them.”

Jenny has worked in aged care for more than 16 years and is the regional Case Manager for Catholic Homes, a Western Australian provider of home and community care, and residential aged care and retirement living for more than 50 years.

Her job is to help older people get the services and support they choose so that they can live a good life longer, in the comfort of their own home. Catholic Homes provides a range of quality services in regional WA including home care packages, short-term restorative care and private home care services in the Wheatbelt.

“Aged care does not need to be complicated and daunting, I work with my clients and families to build trust and understanding so the right services are in place,” she said.

Jenny’s local experience means she has connections to health services and allied health professionals and understands the unique local needs of her clients and the challenges that come with living and working in the Wheatbelt.

“I understand country people and their desire for privacy and self-reliance: so I will always listen so the rapport we build together is genuine and helpful,” she said.

As a regional Case Manager Jenny’s job is to help her clients through the age care system and to provide a personal home care service tailored to each individual client.

“You don’t need to be connected to the Church to receive our services and we are open to respond to everyone in the region – there’s no limit to your imagination when it comes to home care and we want to make things possible for you.”

To find out more about home care or if you are a local trader or small business looking for opportunities please contact Jenny on 1300 244 000 or email homecare@catholichomes.com.