Rabbi [Messianic] Philip Hammond.

M: 0416 087 400

E: emunahcenter@emunahcenter.com.au

E: prof.hammond04@gmail.com

 

Debra Hammond.

R.N. Division 1

Qualified Mental Health Nurse.

Graduate Diploma counselling.

M: 0488 280 126

 

 

www.emunahcenter.com.au

The charter of the Emunah Center is to provide a quality service of information, counsel, education and resources to make the journey of our senior year’s one to look forward too, with positive and realistic expectations. Whilst we are an independent organisation we take the opportunity of working with others who have worked diligently within this field for many years. We are linking with health professionals that can provide help, guidance and expertise in specific areas.  We would hope to be balanced and understanding in our expectations, realising that we will not have “all the answers” for the many questions asked. We strive to offer achievable outcomes with a healthy dose of common sense, in an effort to simplify what can become a complex and complicated issue. Our policy is to take small steps in our efforts to build solid foundations offering a platform that people can confidently fully engage with. We would like to see processes implemented that will make a positive difference to those facing these senior years. We do not underestimate the challenges of this vital work, but we would hope to provide a path that can be of value to those walking this road. This is an issue most families will need to engage in at sometime and our goal is to provide assistance that will help families on this emotional and challenging journey.

 

The Emunah Center will suggest and develop ideas that focus on the numerous challenges that are associated with these issues. There are, without doubt, many complexities that confront those involved. These  can affect emotions, finances, changes in personal circumstances, confusion, anxiety, family discord, intrusion, future, past, present, legal, physical and mental changes, gossip, health professionals, and the list goes on.

 

Unfortunately many people enter this arena unprepared and lack the understanding and education to deal with the realities that come with entering the senior years. In this day and age we find people living much longer than in previous generations.  Whilst we applaud this fact, it does bring challenges. As we age our ability to take care of ourselves diminishes. We can find ourselves in a compromised situation as we try to live up to past abilities and expectations. As an example, how many people have been hurt while trying to climb a ladder in their senior years, because they refused to accept the change of physical abilities? As the years advance, trying to balance what we can and cannot do is no easy task.

 

Facing this journey with compassion, understanding and balanced assessments is of extreme importance. All parties involved should approach the subject with clarity and honesty, as assumptions and misunderstandings can lead to hurt and despair, causing unnecessary problems.

Our senior years do come with challenges, but if approached and handled with the correct mind set; they can be years that open up new and exciting directions that can be enjoyed. To help create good outcomes with a positive approach there is requirement to address the following topics.

 

·        Building a complete picture.

·        Dealing with the facts.

·        Differences of opinions and philosophies that can arise during decision making processes.

·        Anxieties.

·        Making the best of given situations.

·        Expectations from all parties.

·        Physical changes.

·        Mental health concerns.

·        Professional contacts.

·        Importance of timing in making decisions.

·        Legal responsibilities.

·        Personal responsibilities.

·        Financial implications.

·        Seeking wise counsel.

·        Facing realities both positive and negative.

·        Family discord.

·        Understanding the “stake” all family members have invested.

·        Cognitive changes.

·        Weighing up the evidences and the options.

·        Working with facilities.

·        Choosing a facility.

·        Roles reversing.

·        Roles of a carer.

·        Support systems.

·        Privacy issues.

·        Geographic challenges – Isolated communities.

·        Medical issues.

·        Example cases.

·        Importance of effective communication.

·        Striving to achieve best outcomes.

 

Handling “Aged Care” is no easy task.  The general mind set associated with this topic can be negative and it requires re-adjustments.  Very few people want to face the realities of ageing because the focus is usually on the difficult issues. These issues do need addressing but there are plenty of positive areas that people can focus on.

 

If the difficult issues are addressed in an informative and mature manner, plans can be formulated and implemented, leaving valuable time and energies for focusing on the more uplifting and positive issues.

 

We ask that you consider linking with us in an effort to provide this needed assistance.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Rabbi [Messianic] Philip Hammond.

M: 0416 087 400

E: emunahcenter@emunahcenter.com.au

E: prof.hammond04@gmail.com

 

Debra Hammond.

R.N. Division 1

Qualified Mental Health Nurse.

Graduate Diploma counselling.

M: 0488 280 126

 

 

              www.emunahcenter.com.au

www.emunahcenter.com.au

 

Email: emunahcenter@emunahcenter.com.au

 

Phone: 0416 097400 or 0488 280126