Family carers of people living with dementia often aren’t made aware of palliative and end-of-life care services and supports. Megan Stoyles tells the story of one couple who has been affected.
People & profiles
PROFILE: With the bulk of the Living Longer Living Better reforms well underway, Suzanne Greenwood says the Aged Care Roadmap has been the most significant reform initiative in the two years she has been at the helm of Catholic Health Australia.
Issues around access to services, exercising choice and navigating the NDIS are among the challenges that persist for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) seniors, says Angela Quero.
John Scurr tells AAA about the ICT-related challenges and opportunities Ozcare is facing.
PROFILE: Jeannine Lew, social work manager at Montefiore Home, is passionate about what social workers bring to aged care, not only in providing emotional support for residents, families and staff, but in acting as residents’ advocates.
PROFILE: Person centred care and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the care of older people have been motivating philosophies throughout Catherine Brown’s 30-year nursing career.
PROFILE: Much of Danny Hammon’s role as an aged care development manager is talking to aged care providers to understand what they want from their buildings.
The contribution Michael Woodward has made to aged care was celebrated yesterday as he was named a Member of the Order of Australia, but the eminent geriatrician says a “number of frontiers” in the specialty remain.
Despite having made significant inroads in recognising diversity, increasing the responsiveness of aged care policies and empowering culturally and linguistically diverse communities, the fight is not over, Mary Patetsos tells AAA.
PROFILE: For almost a decade, facility manager Paul Brophy has been staging musical events that bring together 20 aged care facilities across Melbourne.
The sector’s workforce is increasingly interested in acquiring new skills and knowledge. AAA meets two aged care professionals who are undertaking further studies and are passionate about the difference it will make.
In a new book, former minister for ageing Mark Butler challenges common misconceptions on the ageing population – from how treasury reports on the economic ‘burden’ to the role of media. He speaks to AAA about changing minds, lobbying government and the need for leadership.
PROFILE: Acorn Network founder and managing director Samantha Bowen wants to promote aged care as a rewarding career path for young people.
PROFILE: Since successfully contesting the seat of Pearce at the last election, Christian Porter has moved swiftly through the government’s ranks, but his rise isn’t a surprise to those familiar with his political resume or his family history.