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Perth Hearing Of The Royal Commission

Perth hearing of the Aged Care Royal Commission

  • 03/07/2019

The Perth hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety inquired into the nature of person-centred care, advanced care planning and palliative care services. As is the…

Royal Commission into Aged Care begins

  • 24/01/2019

The preliminary hearings for the Royal Commission into aged care commenced on 18 January 2019. There was a call for submissions regarding: The quality of aged care services being delivered;…

Aged Care Policy

New Aged Care Policy Falls Woefully Short

  • 11/05/2018

The Federal Government’s latest aged care policy announcement falls significantly short of what’s required to address the crisis in aged care. From January 1, 2019 a new, “independent” Aged Care…

Should Nursing Home Doors Be Locked

Should nursing home doors be locked?

  • 17/08/2017

Practices in nursing homes across Australia vary when it comes to easy access for residents and visitors but should nursing home doors be locked? If you've visited a relative or…

Update Your Will

How often should you update your Will?

  • 19/12/2016

Don’t be fooled into thinking your will is something you can do once, then “set and forget”. Your will is an important document for your family’s future. Circumstances change and…

ALRC Inquiry Elder Abuse

ALRC Inquiry into Elder Abuse

  • 15/12/2016

Financial abuse can have a devastating effect on an elderly person, impacting their living arrangements, their ability to pay bills and possibly even their health. Worryingly, the statistics show perpetrators…

End Of Life Care

End of life care

  • 18/01/2016

End of life care, or the question “how would you like to die?” is an important topic which many families, care-givers and healthcare professionals struggle to discuss with patients who are…

Homeless Older Women

  • 30/11/2015

The number of homeless older women in Australia is increasing, according to the annual State of the Family report published by Anglicare Australia. This little-recognised phenomenon is linked to various social factors.…

Wills Estates Advanced Care Directives

Family Strife Over Elder Care? An Elder Mediation Could Help

  • 05/11/2015

One or both parents requiring care can create serious stresses and conflicts within families. Sometimes disagreements  and misunderstandings over elder care or inheritance issues can lead families to break apart, affecting descendants…

Children and the Elderly – Making a Difference

  • 20/10/2015

Mackay mother, Khloe Dales is the mastermind behind a new initiative that is encouraging young children and their families to visit people in nursing homes. She says Little High Fives…

Elder Mediation

Mediation Program – Resolving Conflicts in Aged Care

  • 19/10/2015

Facilitated mediation may be an effective way to resolve conflicts between older people, their families and care providers. Preliminary results from a specialised conflict resolution program for seniors, run between a…

Stress less when caring for an ageing parent

  • 02/03/2015

We recently had the privilege of seeing and listening to Amy O’Rourke talking about caring for an ageing parent.  Amy has a Masters in Public Health Administration, a Masters in…

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