Generous donation from Meals on Wheels

NEW TECH: Meals on Wheels chair Paul Neilson, Longridge CEO Mary-Ann Koerner, Meals on Wheels treasurer Marlene Bull and Director of Care Ann Hallett.
NEW TECH: Meals on Wheels chair Paul Neilson, Longridge CEO Mary-Ann Koerner, Meals on Wheels treasurer Marlene Bull and Director of Care Ann Hallett.

A high-tech machine donated to Longridge Aged Care by Naracoorte Meals on Wheels volunteers will help staff to provide best quality care to residents.

The vital signs monitor will allow staff to monitor the residents blood pressure, temperature, pulse and oxygen levels if someone has a fall or feels unwell.

Director of Care Ann Hallett said the machine was easy to use, move around and met all infection control guidelines.

"We would use this if someone become unwell and we wanted to see what was happening - In aged care, people are more prone to falling, and although we try to prevent that from happening, it does happen, so we would do observations and monitor them for a little while," she said.

The machine was funded by the volunteers of Meals on Wheels who generously donate their delivery payments every week.

Meals on Wheels is looking for new clients. Deliveries are flexible. Phone Marlene on 0418 597 839.