Elysia – Disability Swim Support

Platinum Healthcare first began providing support services to Elysia in 2007. These involve morning and evening assistance with personal care, feeding and hygiene.

In 2013 Platinum carers commenced assisting Elysia with her weekly swim session. Due to her condition and the constant possibility of a seizure she is supported in the water by two Platinum carers and a family member.

For Elysia, being able to float in the water is therapeutic and a great delight. She relaxes and happily floats with her buoyancy aids. Her enjoyment is clearly visible to those supporting her.

In addition, Elysia especially enjoys the interaction with other pool users especially the kids and babies swim classes happening alongside her. Platinum carers’ availability allows her to attend a public pool allowing her to both enjoy her swim and interact with other people.

Platinum Healthcare carers take great delight in being able to support Elysia to experience this simple pleasure in her life.