Debra Nicholl's recent appointment as CEO of Victorian organisation Elder Rights Advocacy (ERA), is the perfect icing on the cake of a long and varied career in the sector. Having worked as an advocate, senior educator, advocacy manager, programs manager and deputy CEO she brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and empathy to her new exciting role. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
For South Australian Kim Long, a family member's very personal aged care experience has resulted in a life-long commitment to supporting older Australians to remain in their home environment for as long as they can. The registered nurse encourages fellow graduates to seriously consider aged care as a richly fulfilling and satisfying career option. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
A 54-year-old mother of five and grandmother of two is among the 13 students who graduated from Mater Education's Diploma of Nursing program in Townsville this week. Karen Lythgo has wanted to be a nurse since she was a teenager and is now a qualified Enrolled Nurse.
Director of the National Ageing Research Institute, Professor Briony Dow, has been recognised by the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) for her ongoing dedication to ageing and aged care research, at the 2022 AAG Conference.
Whether it be an older Australian without family, or a person with disability and high physical needs, home care support workers around the country are doing their bit to ensure everyone gets to feel special and connected this Christmas.
After a burst ear-drum ended his high-flying cabin manager days, and a dodgy home care manager almost forced him out of that industry altogether, Jay Richters decided he could do a better job himself, and so set up his own business called Together We Care. With a focus on treating staff and care recipients with dignity, respect, honesty and integrity, and a business model prioritising service not profit, the company is going gang-busters and looking to spread its wings across the nation. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation says Nurse Practitioner Week (12-18 December) is an opportunity for us all to celebrate and appreciate the crucial role nurse practitioners play in delivering quality care and improving health outcomes across Australian communities.