Residential Sites – Testimonial



After an operation near her spine Barbara was unable to return home and needed a high care facility. But like many married coupleswherever she went her husband had to come too. He did not need high care so they set out looking for an accompanying independent living unit to the residential facility.

Helping Hand at North Adelaide fit the bill perfectly. Across from the residential site in Childers Street was a Helping Hand two-bedroom unit Barbara’s husband was able to move in to.

Immediately on arrival she noticed the facilities and surrounding environment.

“When we came to have a look at the complex,” she says.

“We went along the passageways and came to the café, and looking out at the gazebo I was thinking my husband would like that.”

Barbara has been at North Adelaide for four and a half years and continues to lead an active life. Within the residential site she participates in an array of social activities and finds those scheduled in the morning work best for her.

“I go down to as many activities as I can in the hall and the activities room, I go outside on my own,” says Barbara.

She participates in the Sunday church service that is held in the onsite chapel. Being in North Adelaide she regularly visits cafes and shops on O’Connell Street with her family.

Barbara is also an active member of the community outside of Helping Hand. Every first Friday of the month she sits on the board of Aged Rights Advocacy Service.

Moving in to a Helping Hand residential facility has not stopped Barbara leading her life.