Wealthier Australians should contribute more for their aged care to make sure providers can remain open and the sector can survive to provide for those who can least afford it, Catholic Health Australia, says.
For Coral Hartley, the move to aged care involved a relocation from Bundaberg to Brisbane. After a period of ill-health and hospitalisation, she faced the reality that living at home in Bundaberg was no longer practical – particularly given her son Stephen lives in Brisbane.
Returning to the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2023 from March 7-19, The Fishbowl is a fabulous one-hour experimental theatre performance inspired by actor, aged care worker and writer Matthew Barker's personal diary entries from 2016 while working in a memory support unit. New audio has been added for the 2023 iteration of the play, comprising interview material from experts, other aged care workers and family members of those with lived experience of dementia. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
In a first for aged care providers in this country, Peninsula Villages has introduced a new technology to its aged care facilities that can assist with the early detection of pressure injuries amongst residents.
UnitingCare’s latest report into elder abuse highlights the prevalence of this distressing issue across Queensland. The report reveals that victims often experience psychological distress, deterioration in their health, and financial consequences from the abuse.
The Australian College of Nursing has called on the Government to support the nursing profession in delivering COVID-19 vaccines in residential aged care facilities and residential disability facilities.
WA couple Karlene and Bob Mossman met not long after they both enlisted in the Australian Defence Force in the late 1950s, and it was love at first sight. Today, with a little in-home care assistance and a never-faltering affection that has lasted six decades, the couple's romantic flame burns brightly on. BIANCA ROBERTS reports