How We Help Older People

Transition Navigators is committed to providing you with a caring, supportive and individualised plan that helps you maintain your independence and quality of life. We work with you to find the best accommodation solution to suit your needs, whether that is organising support within your home or transitioning to a new home.

Through our experience and research, we know that if people are actively involved in decision-making they are much more likely to adjust to their new environment.

Often it is helpful to talk to someone outside your family circle about your apprehensions and the decisions you are facing. As skilled listeners, we are always working to find the best solution for you. Our aim is that your experience of transitioning this new phase of your life is positive.

Transition Navigators are able to guide and support you through this process. We will listen, be objective and offer the most appropriate solutions for you through our Life Stage Plan. We can also help you sort out all those things that go with shifting such as; assessments, subsidy eligibility, sale of your home, deciding what you will take with you and much more.

We work with those that:

  • Want to plan ahead
    • These people are usually reasonably fit and healthy
    • Often a couple, but may be single
    • Like to be prepared for the future and consider if one of them isn't there or able to function so well, or they weren't coping so well
    • Want to know what the various options are for them well before they have to make decisions
  • Have recently had a health crisis or trauma and need help at short notice
    • These people have often been discharged from hospital recently, they may have had a number of admissions recently
    • Frequently a health professional has said they shouldn't return home to live
    • They may have had a serious medical event such as stroke or heart attack
    • They may have short notice that they need to find a more supportive place to live
  • Recognise that they need additional support
    • These people find daily tasks are becoming increasingly difficult to achieve
    • They may have to depend on others for help
    • They may be forgetful or not be able to explain why they are at a place
    • They may worry they aren't coping and wonder what they should do

If you want to remain in your own home for as long as possible, we will explore the safe options for you that may work.

Questions to Ask Yourself

Ask yourself these important questions:

  • How worried are you about living on your own?
  • Do you have to double check things?
  • When did you last cook a proper meal for yourself?
  • How often do you forget where you parked your car, your PIN number, what you were going to do, why you were going to do something?
  • Can you safely shower or bath yourself?
  • Can you keep your home clean and tidy?
  • How many times have you fallen or stumbled in the past couple of months?
  • How lonely are you?
  • How concerned are your family about how you are coping?
  • What tasks around your home can you no longer do? Who can you call on to do these things?
  • In the past year, how many people have suggested you need more support?
  • How many days each week do you see other people and talk to them?
  • How important is it for you to maintain your independence?