Chesalon In-Home Care - Chesalon Services
Help at home for the elderly
Chesalon’s In-Home Service offers domestic assistance to the elderly living along the Northern Beaches and lower North Shore who choose to remain living in their own homes. Chesalon understands that many older adults prefer to live at home rather than moving into aged care, and offers some support and relief for those needing help with household chores and daily living.
Home assistance offered by Chesalon varies, depending on the needs of the individual. It may be help with sweeping or vacuuming the floor, making the bed and changing the sheets, or hanging out the washing. It may be helping with more personal care such as washing and combing hair, or sorting out the household bills. Whatever the need, Chesalon is there to offer an extra pair of hands to help those who are frail, or with early onset of dementia, to continue living in the familiar environment of their own homes.
A Chesalon service for everyone
Run by Anglicare, the urban mission and community care arm of the Sydney Anglican Church, Chesalon Services has assisted elderly people to lead fulfilling lives and maintain their independence for more than 50 years.
Catering to the elderly’s recreational and spiritual needs, Chesalon’s range of services includes residential care, day therapy centres and day care centres that offer vital social interaction for the elderly, and welcome respite for their carers.
Chesalon at Rodborough Road in Frenchs Forest is the hub of administration for the Northern Sydney Region, coordinating staff and services for Pittwater, Mosman, Longueville, and Frenchs Forest, including the Day Care and Therapy centres, and In-Home services enjoyed by hundreds of our elderly residents in Manly, Pittwater, Warringah, Mosman and Lane Cove, Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Ku-Ring-Gai, North Sydney, Ryde City and Willoughby.
The Day Care centres at Frenchs Forest, Pittwater, Mosman and Longueville are all about social interaction, offering games, music, art, lunch or excursions to various attractions, including the Blue Mountains, Art Gallery or Palm Beach. Meanwhile, the Day Therapy Centre at Frenchs Forest is a haven for complementary treatments such as manicures, massages, aromatherapy and physiotherapy.
Chesalon In-Home Support
While Chesalon’s day care services based at Frenchs Forest and Pittwater and its other residential services live up to the meaning of Chesalon, “a place of security and hope”, the frail and elderly living at home are not forgotten.
Chesalon respects an individual’s right and choice to remain at home, appreciating the need for many to remain in the neighborhood where friends and family live, and where they are familiar with the local shopping areas and amenities. There is also the need for being surrounded by home comforts and belongings, being able to choose meal times and enjoy a greater range of flexibility for daily outings. However, while Chesalon appreciates the choice to stay at home is admirable, it’s sometimes a little difficult to keep up with the demands of domestic chores and personal care. Chesalon’s In-Home Service offers help which can often mean elderly residents can maintain their independence at home just that little bit longer.
Chesalon’s In-Home care also offers the reassurance that the elderly, often living in isolation at home, are getting the social interaction and help they need to continue feeling they are connected to the community. For many, the help with domestic chores or their personal care is secondary to the smile on the friendly face that greets them at the door, or the conversation and chat that follows.
If you worry about a loved one or a neighbor coping alone at home, Chesalon may be able to help with light domestic chores and personal care.