Local Legend Martin Ram recognised for his dedication to Logan's elders
LOGAN local Martin Ram has been recognised as a Local Legend for his dedication to the betterment of the elder community in Logan.
The Local Legends awards were founded by Federal MP Jim Chalmers four years ago to recognise people offering outstanding services, and actively bettering the community of Logan.
"I am frequently amazed by the selfless acts which help make ours a community which looks out for each other and looks after each other,” Mr Chalmers said.
As an Envigor Home Care Community business partner, Mr Ram co-ordinates a team of qualified caregivers to ensure their services enable elder residents to continue to live with dignity and independence in their own homes.
"When the opportunity came up to be a business partner with Envigor Home Care, I couldn't turn it down,” Mr Ram said.
"It's what gives me the most satisfaction; helping the vulnerable in our community and making a positive change in their lives.”
Mr Ram's understanding of the diversity of the Logan community and his passion for service has set his team apart from all other home care providers within the region.
Always aware of the cultural diversity of his clients, Mr Ram's team caters for the many different backgrounds of Logan residents.
"I can proudly say we are one of the very few home care providers who are equipped to deal with the multicultural diversity of Logan,” Mr Ram said.
Working with the large Muslim community and understanding their unique cultural needs is just another example of Mr Ram's tireless goal of bringing affordable and inclusive care to everyone.
His team has strived to make the home care experience as comfortable as possible for every member of the community.
For example, when the team recognised English was a second language for some of their clients, and not commonly spoken at home, Mr Ram expanded his team to include caregivers who could communicate in Hindi, Arabic, Sudanese and Samoan.
Mr Ram was honoured to have been named a 2017 recipient of the Local Legends award, and said he was chuffed to be voted for by the people of Logan.
He said that the award showed him and his team, that the level of care and dedication to service they provided was resounding throughout the community.
Mr Ram welcomes members of the community to meet him and his team at the Free Aged Care Help Sessions held every second Wednesday from 10am to noon at St Paul's Catholic Church, at 3 St Paul's Dr, Woodridge, There is also a specialist available at each session to assist with everything from filling out aged-care forms, to accessing MyAgedCare online services.
Envigor offers round-the-clock client focused care from one to 24 hours per day. Priding themselves on their flexibility to accommodate the needs and wants of each and every individual client, Envigor will happily tailor a care package to suit every need and budget.
"We pride ourselves on our punctuality,” Mr Ram said.
"If our client needs a shower at a certain time of day, we will be there on the dot that time and day.
"We work around what the client wants, and we co-ordinate a care plan in conjunction with the client.”
Clients also benefit from an increase in care hours compared to many other home care providers who receive government subsidised home care packages. Envigor's unique administration fee cap of 10%, allows Mr Ram and his team to provide more assistance to their clients.