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Home Nursing - Aged Care

Nursing - Aged Care

In the aftermath of the vote in the NSW Parliament to defeat an RN24/7 Bill, registered nurse Sally writes: I've been nursing since 1984. An RN since 1992. I've always worked in acute care and if you had told me...
Aged care RN Claire from Tweed Heads in the very north of NSW has written a heartfelt letter to her MP Geoff Provest asking him to vote in favour of a Bill in the NSW Parliament to retain the...
Eighty year old Glennis, a retired registered nurse and nursing home resident, has written to her MP, to the NSW Health Minister and the Premier, about keeping RNs in aged care 24/7. A Bill to protect the position of...
Working as a registered nurse in aged care led Lauren Todorovic to set up her business, the Aged Care Report Card, a TripAdvisor-style website where people can write reviews of aged care facilities. As well as families, Lauren invites...
Older people in nursing homes or aged care facilities are often locked up “for their own safety”. But a review by Marta Woolford and Joseph Ibrahim of Monash University shows there’s little justification in most cases for this unfair...
An aged care Assistant in Nursing writes: I have just read Belinda's story, Not enough nurses in the nursing home. Wow. It seems this problem is everywhere. But I am gobsmacked to hear there are four members of staff...
A registered nurse asks: I have been working in the Operating Room for 30 years and need a change. Can anyone advise me on how to get into aged care as Theatres has become too tedious. Is there a course...
Vanessa Muir is a Registered Nurse who works in aged care in Queensland. When she read an article about the high rate of medication errors in nursing homes, Vanessa was not surprised. Here Vanessa outlines some of the factors she thinks...
To whom it may concern, My name is Belinda, I am a single mother of two and live with my adult intellectually handicapped cousin who I am carer for. I was also caring for my mother, who survived a stroke after having...
Today, October 1, is the International Day of Older Persons in recognition of the global significance of an ageing population and the contribution older people make to our society both economically and socially.  The theme for 2016, ‘Take a Stand...

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