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.
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As Australia marks National Volunteer Week, aged care providers across the country have recognised the contribution of volunteers who generously donate their time to assist their organisations.
In this wrap: SA Government puts ageing on the agenda; young onset dementia needs greater support, says Bennett; alcohol, drug problems among seniors in focus; provider brings greater consumer choice to residential; and think tank to drive innovations in ageing.
With the highest number of Holocaust survivors per capita outside of Israel living in Australia and a significant refugee population, aged care providers need to be attuned to the distinct care needs of survivors of torture and trauma.