Skip to main content
Residential Aged Care Icon Residential Aged Care
In Home and Community Care Icon In Home and Community Care
Health and Wellbeing Icon Health and Wellbeing
Disability and NDIS Services Icon Disability and NDIS services
Mental Health Services Icon Mental Health Services
Retirement Living Icon Retirement Living
DONATE
Main Content Anchor
Maureen Holmes
Main Content Anchor
  • Aged Care

I came to Queensland in 2005. I had started to get a bit weaker, I was falling over a bit, and I knew I couldn’t maintain a house by myself for much longer. Then at one stage I had two falls in three days, which was pretty bad. When the third fall happened, I went into hospital for three weeks and while I was there I had heart failure.

It was decided then that I couldn’t live at home by myself – I would need full time care. So I made up my mind that I would move into an aged care community.

It was unbelievable when I arrived here at Kentish Court. I had been feeling very emotional, struggling with this change in my life, and the staff were so welcoming. My son and I walked into the room that would be my new home and both thought – it’s huge!

They have a great range of activities here at Kentish Court and there’s always something to do. I particularly enjoy the music concerts. Sometimes I join the others in attending, but sometimes I just sit on the balcony and listen to the music drift up from downstairs. It’s lovely.

I really do believe that, for once in my life, I made the right decision. Being here is like having a bunny rug around you – a wonderful safety blanket. There’s always help and support when you need it. I’m as happy as a pig in mud!