A new type of ‘Quality of Life’ assessment tool developed by Flinders University to provide contemporary and comprehensive measurement of elders' wellbeing, has been put to the test and passed with flying colours. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
Vittoria Primerano's carers in a Melbourne nursing home were so run off their feet they would forget to feed her. The Italian great-grandmother's daughter Maria Sampey decided to move her back home, one of thousands of Australians increasingly shunning aged-care services and instead turning to in-home supports for their loved ones.
Post-election, advocates are keen for the new Government to initiate measures to alleviate the chronic workforce shortages in the aged care industry. Jason Waller, CEO of Intelicare, says that the role assistive technologies can play in charting a way out of the crisis should be given more attention. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
A recent OPAN roundtable has highlighted the importance of older people's voices in maintaining pressure on politicians during the election campaign, with the discussion guided by five prominent aged care advocates and members of OPAN’s Older Persons Reference Group. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
As a lifestyle carer at Carinity Home Care Tammy Robinson supports Brisbane seniors to live the life they love, in the home they love. She's also dedicated to supporting disadvantaged teens in her local Logan district to attend formals by providing them with donated dresses, suits, and accessories.
Every day, 37 Australians will hear the words “You have Parkinson’s” - that is more than one person, each hour of every day. Monday, April 11 is World Parkinson’s Day, which aims to raise awareness of the disease and shed light on support that can be accessed for those with Parkinson’s and their loved ones.
Writer, aged care support worker/advocate and sitting member of the Council of Elders, Danijela Hlis, has identified six priority areas the Government and home care providers must address in order to truly reform the sector and make it sustainable into the future.
Despite her own home being inundated, in-home care manager Michelle Leonard's immediate priority was her vulnerable clients as her team swung into action, activating their emergency management plan. BIANCA ROBERTS reports