This referral story is about Karl Hoffmann, a man of many talents, including the realms of artistry, dog training, culinary skills, and a knack for mastering various trades. But what truly sets Karl apart is his extraordinary resilience in the face of adversity. Despite losing his leg to diabetes, he continues to inspire others through his humour and creativity.
With two daughters and two grandchildren, Karl is a loving family man and even a stand-up comic, working on a book about his refugee experience. Soon, he will be featured on “The Dog House” TV show.
A Lifeline in Challenging Times: Referral to myHomecare
Karl’s referral journey with myHomecare began during a challenging period in his life. Struggling with diabetes and living in a van with his loyal dog, he faced a daunting leg amputation. It was a time when he needed more than just support; he needed high-quality care.
It was a friend’s referral that introduced Karl to myHomecare, making it possible for him to access the local support he absolutely needed. myHomecare was there to provide the assurance of guaranteed quality, a foundation on which Karl could rebuild his life.
The referral to myHomecare was an important moment for Karl. The dedicated Care Managers at myHomecare ensured a seamless transition, tailored to Karl’s unique needs and circumstances. This personalised approach made all the difference.
Karl’s Artistic Spark
Karl’s Care Manager, Chantell shared, “The first time I met Karl, he greeted me with a limb stocking adorned with a shark’s mouth – a quirky and playful way to remind us all not to take life too seriously.”
Laughter and jokes are constants in Karl’s company and this serves as a testament to his infectious sense of humour. Ceri, one of his Support Workers, noticed Karl’s artistic talents displayed throughout his home and had an idea: rock painting. The simplicity of this creative outlet appealed to them both, and they embarked on this artistic journey together.
Their passion for rock painting soon extended beyond Karl’s home. During shopping trips, they distributed their painted rocks throughout the community, bringing unexpected joy to those who found them.
But Karl didn’t stop there. He encouraged all the caregivers who assisted him to join in on the fun, transforming it into a communal project. Today all his carers and Support Workers look forward to spending time rock painting with Karl and this has become their beautiful tradition.
Karl’s commitment to helping others and spreading joy that makes him truly exceptional. He lights up the darkest of paths with laughter and creativity, leaving a lasting impact on everyone he meets. He said, “Take care of yourself and don’t be afraid to ask for help. It’s not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength.”
Inspired to spread care and joy?
If Karl’s referral story resonates with you and you’re looking to make a positive change in the lives of your loved ones, neighbours, or friends, consider joining our Refer a Friend Program.
By referring a friend to myHomecare, you get rewarded for helping others experience guaranteed quality services with their Home Care Package.
When you refer a friend or family member to myHomecare, both you and the person you refer can earn an extra $150 in your Home Care Package account.
To make a referral to myHomecare, you can:
- If you are already a client with myHomecare, inform your Care Manager about a friend who would like to sign up.
- If you know someone who is not with myHomecare but would like to experience the same quality care and services, call our Care Expert team at 1300 241 300. They will be happy to answer any questions your friend or family member may have and help them get started with Happy Living.
For more information about our Refer a Friend Program and the benefits it offers, feel free to get in touch with a Care Expert on 1300 241 300.