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A moving story

For over ten years, BaptistCare at home cared for elderly Wyong couple Neville and Judy Maxwell, enabling them to continue to live independently in a flat above their daughter’s home.

For the loving couple, staying together was the most important thing. A brain injury twenty years earlier had caused a significant decline in Judy’s mobility. For the last two years she required help with movement, bathing and dressing, all while lacking the ability to access the bathroom or leave their home. Her long-term dream was quite humble – to visit David Jones once more.

When Neville and Judy’s daughter tragically passed away, they were forced to relocate. The move seemed insurmountable.

BaptistCare came together to secure a smooth transition into a lovely new Social and Affordable Housing unit at BaptistCare New Lambton. Our At Home services continued to support the couple in their new home, where Judy had easy bathroom access, and enjoyed sitting by the large bay windows overlooking her camellias in bloom.

Judy’s dream to visit David Jones was fulfilled with much joy several weeks before Judy sadly passed away in September 2019. For the At Home team, it was an honour to serve her.