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Aged care and positive ageing

WHEN you first meet Loreta Eskirtas you will notice that she is passionate about aged care and positive ageing, especially when it comes to ensuring people are making informed choices about their future and giving themselves an opportunity to lead a healthy and happy life.

With more than 25 years experience in aged and community care, Ms Eskirtas has embarked on a new venture to assist Tasmanians in navigating the often complex aged care sector with her business Aged Tas Care Consultancy.

Ms Eskirtas said the decision to offer a service like this, which was relatively new to Tasmania, was an easy one, after seeing so many people needing independent guidance in their decision making.

“When an individual or family embark on the journey to seek appropriate care, they can find it a long and complicated process with many choices available to them,” she said.

“When we meet with a client, we discuss their living situation in detail and listen carefully to their needs and wishes.

“This is key to being able to provide information that will give them peace of mind when they come to make decisions around their future care needs.

“We can visit facilities for them to see if it is appropriate for their needs and wishes, and research in home providers and find them the best package for their needs.”

Everybody is different, and Ms Eskirtas said she conducted extensive research to assist and provide only relevant information and care advice.

The business doesn’t just assist in the initial transition for a client, with ongoing support and guidance available as changes occur in their lives.

“Changes happen quickly as people get older, often with decisions needed to be made under pressure and in difficult circumstances,” Ms Eskirtas said.

“People find it a great comfort to have us involved in ensuring they are getting the right advice for their current situation, provided by someone independent that they can trust.”

Aged Tas Care provide a number of affordable packages to ensuring the individual has control over their decisions and their family have the peace of mind that they are going to be cared for appropriately.

Caption: From left, Aged Tas Care client Gerda Renetzeder and head consultant Loreta Eskirtas.