More than care – Mrs Ibolya (Bobby) Nagy

Anyone who meets Mrs Ibolya Nagy — or Bobby as she prefers to be called — is immediately struck by her bubbly, energetic personality. The spirited 82-year-old grandmother first connected with Multicultural Care in 2013 following a hip replacement. She has been accessing our care services twice weekly since then and still enjoys living independently in her own home.

Bobby moved to Australia in 1957 from Budapest, Hungary in her early 20s. She met her husband not long after she arrived and lived for many years in Cooma in New South Wales before moving to Earlwood in Sydney where she lives in her home for more than 50 years ago which has a lovely bright garden.

Although she has only visited her homeland a few times, Bobby maintains close ties with Sydney’s Hungarian community. When her health permits she enjoys participating in the Hungarian walking group. She says Hungary today is a very different country to the one she left back in the 50s. During her younger years, Bobby worked as a housekeeper. Now she doesn’t know what she would do without her Multicultural Care workers, who visit her every week.

“The staff are terrific people. They are wonderful people,”she says.

Multicultural Care assists Bobby with the following services,which she is able to access using her Home Care Package:

  • Personal Care
  • Domestic Assistance
  • Home Maintenance
  • Shopping

Nothing is too big or too challenging for Multicultural Care. For instance, when a heavy leakage at Bobby’s front entrance was putting her at risk of slipping and falling, Multicultural Care was able to organise for the front gutter to be replaced quickly and efficiently. Our staff also arranged for a physiotherapist to visit Bobby to assist with pain management after her hip replacement.