Aged Care AIN Sue shares her experience of working in Aged Care, and why she's fighting so hard for a better deal for our elderly.  In one way or another I have been involved with the elderly most of my...
Kathy, a final year nursing student, worked as an AIN (assistant in nursing) to make ends meet. But she discovered that she was treated very differently when she worked for an agency compared to working for public health. Her...
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...
Stop press: We have had at least a temporary win in the issue of  keeping a Registered Nurse on duty 24/7 in a nursing home, which Debbie Lang wrote about on Nurse Uncut last month. (There are approx 885...
Jemma has left aged care behind, but wants to share her observations of the sector, which she sees as now ruled by corporate greed. Private nursing homes are run on the smell of an oily rag. Profit is king. Profit...
Nurses and midwives care so much about their patients and residents that they inevitably sacrifice a lot to do their job. This is a story detailing everything one aged care nurse gives up for her residents and there’s bound...
Dear Mr. Ken Wyatt (Federal Minister for Aged Care) and Mr. Brad Hazzard (NSW Minister for Health, One of the key clinical focuses in NSW Health hospitals is that of patient centred care, as targeted by the Clinical Excellence Commission...
Aged Care researcher Sarah Russell argues the need for nurse-to-resident ratios in Australian Aged Care facilities.
Nurse Uncut usually looks at age care through nurses' eyes. Today, Jewel describes her experience as a daughter whose mother spent 12 years in a nursing home. Tell us about your own experiences in comments. My mother was assessed by...
There are a number of issues worth highlighting in Residential Aged Care facilities (RACF) such as the lack nurse-to-patient ratios, government funding not being tied to care and the overall public perception of aged care. However, this nurse describes...