Tim was just 24 and in his last year at uni when he was injured and suffered a severe Acquired Brain Injury. Tim was unable to walk, talk or communicate in any way as a result of his brain injury.
During his initial recovery, Tim lived with his parents but like most young people, he craved independence and freedom. However, the only type of accommodation available for a young person like Tim with 24/7 care needs was an aged care facility, a horrifying prospect for both Tim and his family. And then they found Youngcare.
Tim was one of the first residents at the Youngcare Apartments Brisbane and enjoys all the life-changing benefits that came with having his very own apartment. Tim’s rehabilitation has been remarkable and can be credited to the fantastic support network he has in his family, as well as the level of specialised care provided by his carers and the support offered at the Youngcare Apartments.
Where once loneliness had been one of Tim’s greatest hurdles, he is now surrounded by his mates and other young people. His friends and family can visit whenever they please, he can listen to his own music, eat his own food…… pretty much everything we take for granted. Tim is living the kind of life every young person deserves, regardless of their care needs.
“If it wasn’t for the Youngcare Apartments, Tim would not have his own place, with dignified care, and the freedom to live his life as he chooses” Jenny, Tim’s Mum.