DOCTOR MAKES FLYING VISIT

The Royal Flying Doctor Service made a series of visits to Braemar Presbyterian Care last week as part of Braemar’s ongoing resident enrichment programme.

Presentations by the Flying Doctor’s Michelle Grant saw Braemar residents educated about the long history of the service, which brings vital aeromedical services to rural and remote Australia.

Presented at each of Braemar’s facilities, the talks covered the origins of the flying doctor and the scope of the service today as well as details on how the Flying Doctor impacts on local communities and an informative Q&A session.

The talks were paired with an outing to the RFDS base, where Braemar residents were welcomed to Jandakot Airport to check out the action first hand. Activities such as this form part of Braemar’s ongoing commitment to relationship centred care, which sees residents come together as a group and suggest activities to satisfy ongoing enrichment and education.

Braemar Cooinda Facility Manager Carol Dickson, said Braemar was committed to providing residents with access to an engaging activity program throughout the year, to support a full and enriched lifestyle.

“The Braemar team works hard to facilitate relationship-centred care and support for our elderly residents. When our residents gave us feedback that they wanted access to guest speakers, we were particularly excited to secure the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Many of our residents have had connections to rural Western Australia throughout their lives and found the presentations very interesting.”