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Home Nursing - Aged Care

Nursing - Aged Care

Earlier this year, a study showed there'd been an increase in preventable deaths in aged care. Kylie's an aged care nurse and had a sceptical reaction to this study. Aged care is a complex area and there are so...
Pain is uncomfortable for everyone, and is usually a sign of something more serious that needs to be dealt with – like another condition or a more serious injury. Pain can be especially challenging for older people as they may...
A student Enrolled Nurse sent us this message about the severe limitations of casual on-call rostering. I'm an EN student and currently working as a PCA in an aged care facility (actually with a facility as on-call casual and also...
The recent report of a nursing home resident found with maggots in her mouth brings home how devastating neglected oral health can be, say Bronwyn Hemsley, University of Newcastle; Andrew Georgiou, Macquarie University; Joanne Steel, and Susan Balandin, Deakin...
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has joined the chorus of criticism over the hefty pay increases handed out to federal politicians from last weekend - the very same weekend thousands of workers across three different sectors had...
Nicole Swan writes: As an Occupational Therapy Honours student at Deakin University (Geelong, Victoria), I am seeking to explore the perceptions of staff who work in aged care facilities on the value and use of handrails in corridors. To participate...
 Sara Karacsony was runner-up in the NSWNMA Short Story Competition 2017 with this moving story, ‘The invisible man’. The first time I met Frank, he was lying on his side in his small single bed facing the wall. On the...
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...

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