As wages drop on the back of a two-decade high spike in inflation, a growing number of frontline workers across Australia are taking action, demanding increased pay to keep pace with the rising cost of living.
Co-founder and creative director of Tasmanian charity Arts Health Agency, Chris Mead has used his experience caring for his mother, who lived with dementia, to inspire a fierce determination to improve the quality of life of all older persons in a similar position. BIANCA ROBERTS discovers the simple humanity and undeniable power of his transformative Moving Story project.
As today's applications for a 25 per cent increase to award wages for aged care workers commences in the Fair Work Commission, ANMF federal secretary Annie Butler says that once workloads are made safe, and nurses' work is recognised through decent wages and support for them to provide quality care, they will return to the jobs they love.
Back in 2010, as Senior Australian of the Year, Maggie Beer was asked to speak to an audience of 1000 aged care CEOs and soon after began researching the status of nutrition in aged care. What she found shocked and devastated her. Having established her own foundation in 2014 to tackle the issue, Beer has just launched a world-first program tailored to the unique requirements of cooking for people in aged care settings. BIANCA ROBERTS chatted to the national treasure.
Arcare Peregian Springs residents, team members and managers, including the regional manager and residence manager, have gathered for an intimate nine-year celebration with decorations, cake, and speeches.
The Arcare Slacks Creek community has joyfully celebrated the wedding of residence manager Kevin Landles and clinical lead Mary Thompson in a colourful and warm ceremony at the aged care residence on April 8.
The federal health department is currently making improvements to the My Aged Care reporting template for residential and in-home and community aged care providers’ weekly reporting on resident and workforce COVID-19 vaccination status.
While Labor’s announcements in Anthony Albanese's budget reply speech last week are worthy initiatives, they stop short of the comprehensive plan we need for reform, according to La Trobe University's HAL SWERISSEN.