A recent report has shown that older Australians don’t trust the Aged Care sector, seeing the industry as shady and opaque. The 2019 Inside Aged Care report, conducted by consultancy Faster Horses, found that just 12% of Australians over 60...
NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association Assistant General Secretary Judith Kiejda reflects on the Aged Care Royal Commission’s Interim report from the departure lounge of Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport. Australia, how did it come to this? I’m sitting at Melbourne Airport, and...
The title of today’s Interim Report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety – “Neglect” encapsulates aged care in Australia. Unfortunately, it’s that simple – the history of aged care in Australia is a story of...
This week, the aged care royal commission looks at diversity in aged care, an issue becoming increasingly relevant to both residents and the staff who care for them. Diversity includes gender, sexual orientation, religion and social background. The issue is...
A South Australian nurse has been disqualified from working as a nurse for 25 years, after she pleaded guilty to 66 charges related to her claiming to be registered while she was in fact suspended. Helena Heaft presented herself as...
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, which is an umbrella term used to describe general loss of memory, thinking skills and other day-to-day functions (such as cooking, paying bills, cleaning and even dressing). A hallmark of Alzheimer’s...
Adam Poulsen, a doctoral student at Charles Sturt University, is conducting face-to-face and phone interviews with LGBTIQ+ elders about ageing, loneliness, and socially connective tech. If you would like to participate, visit www.tinyurl.com/lgbtiqstudy or email Adam on apoulsen@csu.edu.au.
Researchers at Curtin University, WA have recently published the findings of an international study examining how migrant aged care workers approach dementia care. Migrant workers make up a large number of the residential aged care workforce. It’s important to...
Prof Deborah Parker argues that our workforce needs training to reflect the needs of our ageing population.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety begins hearings on residential aged care facilities, or nursing homes, in Sydney today. The standards of nursing homes in Australia have been in the public eye since the Oakden Aged Mental...