Category: Health
Getting Older
iStock-836469372
Jakob Neeland
Jakob Neeland Nov 15, 2018

Elderly Men Kill Themselves More Than Anyone, And Nobody Seems To Care

Men are not exactly renowned for sharing their feelings or opening up emotionally. Decades worth of macho infused stigmatism and unfair social expectations have seen generations of male Australians forgo the opportunity to talk about problems, and opt for silence instead. While notions like this might seem outdated in this day and age, sadly they are still far to prominent, and even though attitudes are changing, nowhere is this problem more prevalent than in elderly males. Believe it or not...
0 comments
 
iStock-165811816
Jakob Neeland
Jakob Neeland Nov 14, 2018

Resident Death: Should All Family Members be Notified?

The death of a family member can be one of the most significant and difficult moments of a person’s life. Unfortunately, the finality of death assures that there will be no second chances regarding your opportunity to pay your respects, or do what you feel is necessary to honour a person’s passing. Aged care facilities on the other-hand actually have a working relationship with death, and while the death of a resident is obviously significant, people dying can often be...
0 comments
 
iStock-626673436
Jakob Neeland
Jakob Neeland Nov 2, 2018

Is the Media Having a Negative Effect on the Reputation of Aged Care Workers?

The recent 4 Corners investigation into the atrocities within the aged care sector was brutal. Footage depicting some of the most frail and vulnerable citizens within the country being manhandled, neglected and abused, had an effect that has scarred the image of aged care in Australia. As disturbing as the footage was, it was highly important for the Australian public to understand the depths of despair that some of our elderly go through. Even though these types of incidents are...
2 comments
 
iStock-172246108
Jakob Neeland
Jakob Neeland Nov 1, 2018

Should Aged Care Workers be Allowed to Attend Resident Funerals?

It takes a special type of person to want to work in the aged care industry. Being responsible for the welfare of another human being is one thing, but being entrusted with the wellbeing of someone else’s loved one at the most vulnerable point in their life is something else all together. As is the case with all professions, the degree in which a person can be successful at their job comes down to the personality traits and passion that...
2 comments
 
iStock-504416752
Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Oct 30, 2018

How do we stop young people entering aged care?

When we picture a resident in an aged care facility, we generally think of an elderly person. We don’t usually think of a young person, despite the fact that there are thousands of young people living in nursing homes all around Australia. Young people usually end up living in an aged care facility because they have experienced a catastrophic event, such as a spinal injury or stroke, and their time in hospital or rehabilitation has come to an end. They...
2 comments
 
iStock-493998385
Jakob Neeland
Jakob Neeland Oct 19, 2018

Aged Care Resident Found Dead With Blanket Over Head.

Stella Hamilton, 72, spent the last 6 months of her life as a resident on the dementia wing at an aged care facility in Malanda, south-west of Cairns. She was found deceased in her room on the 31st of July, 2016, but was unconscious and expected to pass away in the days leading up to the discovery of her body. While this is obviously a distressing time for a loved one, this is a fairly inconspicuous and everyday occurrence within...
1 comments
Wayne Belcher
Wayne Belcher
CEO Of Braemar Presbyterian Care
Warren Duce
Warren Duce
Tunstall Healthcare - Technology Expert
Vicki Tuchtan
Vicki Tuchtan
Academic Director At Aged Care
Val French
Val French
AM M.Lit.Stud BA
Tracey Silvester
Tracey Silvester
Executive Manager, Envigor Home Care
Tracey Maxfield
Tracey Maxfield
Nurse, Author
Tim Humphries
Tim Humphries
CEO Of Homestyle Aged Care
Tibor Paller
Tibor Paller
Aged Care Chef
The Hon Ken Wyatt
The Hon Ken Wyatt
Minister For Aged Care, Minister For Indigenous Health
Tamar Krebs
Tamar Krebs
Founder And CEO Of Group Homes
Tabitha Lovett
Tabitha Lovett
Head Of Philanthropy At Equity Trustees
Sylvia North
Sylvia North
Registered Dietitian And Integrative Nutritionist
Suzanne McLoughlin
Suzanne McLoughlin
Director Of Home Instead Senior Care
Suzanne Greenwood
Suzanne Greenwood
CEO Of Catholic Health Australia
Suzanne Dyer
Suzanne Dyer
Senior Research Fellow, NHMRC Partnership Centre In Cognitive And Functional Decline
Steven Strange
Steven Strange
CEO And Founder Of Health Metrics
Steven Sanders
Steven Sanders
Writer And Blogger
Sheryl Aldcroft
Sheryl Aldcroft
Managing Director Of Agestrong Physio
Sharon Forbes
Sharon Forbes
Industry Liaison Clinician At Freedom Aged Care
Sharon Billings
Sharon Billings
Advance Care Planning Clinician, Alfred Health
Sean Rooney
Sean Rooney
CEO, Leading Age Services Australia
Samantha Bowen
Samantha Bowen
Founder Of Acorn Network
Sam Hijazi
Sam Hijazi
Best Health Solutions
Sally Hogan
Sally Hogan
Registered Nurse, Cert IV TAELLN
Rosemary Iloste
Rosemary Iloste
Daughter, Mother & Writer
Rodney Horin
Rodney Horin
Managing Director, Joseph Palmer & Sons (Vic)
Robert Fedele
Robert Fedele
Journalist At Australian Nursing And Midwifery Journal
Robert Clifford
Robert Clifford
Founder Of Alto Cibum
Rob Evers
Rob Evers
CEO Of Care Support Network
Richard Meaden
Richard Meaden
Financial Consultant
Rhod Ellis-Jones
Rhod Ellis-Jones
Principal Consultant Of Ellis Jones
Raymond Gouck
Raymond Gouck
CEO Of Omnicare Alliance
Rafal Chomik
Rafal Chomik
Senior Research Fellow,(CEPAR), UNSW
Victoria Traynor
Victoria Traynor
Professor At University Of Wollongong
Richard Fleming
Richard Fleming
Executive Director Of Dementia Training Australia
Philip Daffas
Philip Daffas
CEO & Managing Director Of PainChek
Petrina Scott
Petrina Scott
Principal Consultant - Judgement Index
Peter Scutt
Peter Scutt
Founder Better Caring
Peter Chittenden
Peter Chittenden
Managing Director, Residential At Colliers International
Penny Holcombe
Penny Holcombe
Director And Founder Of Care3
Norman McNamara
Norman McNamara
Founder Of Global Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign
Nicki Doyle
Nicki Doyle
Director At KPMG
Nick McDonald
Nick McDonald
CEO Of Prestige Inhome Care
Nick Loudon
Nick Loudon
CEO And MD Of Seasons Group
Mike Cahill
Mike Cahill
CEO Greysafe
Michael Riley
Michael Riley
CEO Of Greysafe
Michael Preston
Michael Preston
Graduate Dementia Care Specialist
Matiu Bush
Matiu Bush
Bolton Clarke - Design Integration Lead
Mathieu Bertrand
Mathieu Bertrand
Co-founder Of Home Care Heroes
Mary Wood
Mary Wood
Executive Director Of The Retirement Living Council
Mark O'Toole
Mark O'Toole
Founder–Managing Director
Marissa Sandler
Marissa Sandler
CEO And Co-founder Of Careseekers
Margaret Winbolt
Margaret Winbolt
Director Of Dementia Training Australia
Margaret O'Connor
Margaret O'Connor
Emeritus Professor
Mairead Dunne
Mairead Dunne
Founder Of Spritz Mindset
Maddison Fuhrmann
Maddison Fuhrmann
Senior Account Executive - Ellis Jones
Lyndall Kay
Lyndall Kay
Aged Care Reform
Lydia Paterson
Lydia Paterson
CEO Of Care Guidance
Lucinda Zammit
Lucinda Zammit
Nutritionist
Louise Hallinan
Louise Hallinan
Founder Of Smart Brain Health Centre
Lisa O'Driscoll
Lisa O'Driscoll
Respiratory Clinical Consultant
Lisa Murray
Lisa Murray
Principle, Strategically Placed Marketing
Lisa Kelly
Lisa Kelly
CEO Carers ACT
Leah Bisiani
Leah Bisiani
Dementia Consultant
Lauren Todorovic
Lauren Todorovic
Founder And Director Of CarePage And HelloCare
Lauren Hockley
Lauren Hockley
Co-founder Of Careseekers
Kim Dyason
Kim Dyason
Executive Director Of Nursing - Autumn Aged Care
Kerrie Lavery
Kerrie Lavery
CEO Of Parkglen
The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP
The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP
Minister Of Aged Care
Kate Swaffer
Kate Swaffer
CEO Of Dementia Alliance International
Kate Ford
Kate Ford
Freelance Journalist
Justin Potter
Justin Potter
National Business Development Manager At MAS National
Jurgen Gotz
Jurgen Gotz
Director Of The Clem Jones Centre For Ageing Dementia Research
Julie Collins MP
Julie Collins MP
Shadow Minister For Ageing And Mental Health
Julie Cole
Julie Cole
Dementia Consultant
John Pollaers
John Pollaers
Chair Of The Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce
John Carroll
John Carroll
Chief Executive Officer
Jo Cleary
Jo Cleary
Aged Care Consultant
Jim Toohey
Jim Toohey
President Of Carers Queensland
Jillian Slade
Jillian Slade
Placement Consultant
Jenny Williams
Jenny Williams
General Manager At Amana Living
Jennene Buckley
Jennene Buckley
CEO Of Feros Care
Janine Yeates
Janine Yeates
Senior Account Manager - Ellis Jones
James Vickers
James Vickers
Co-Director Of The Wicking Dementia Centre
James Price
James Price
Managing Director And Co-founder Of Mirus Australia
Jakob Neeland
Jakob Neeland
HelloCare - Creative Director
Ilsa Hampton
Ilsa Hampton
CEO Of Meaningful Ageing Australia
Helen Nihill
Helen Nihill
Retired Director Of Nursing
Helen Attrill
Helen Attrill
CEO And Consultant
Geoff Grady
Geoff Grady
CEO Of Aveo Group
Gary Buck
Gary Buck
Director At CIO Advisory
Fi Darby
Fi Darby
Writer
Felicity McIntosh
Felicity McIntosh
Health And Ageing - Ellis Jones
Elizabeth Harmon
Elizabeth Harmon
Writer Of Open Colleges
Eleanor Morgan
Eleanor Morgan
Aged Care Reform
Eileen Webb
Eileen Webb
Associate Professor, Curtin Law School
Eamonn Fitzpatrick
Eamonn Fitzpatrick
Placement Services Coordinator At Vasey RSL Care
Yvette Porter
Yvette Porter
Dentist At Apple Dental
Tony Bartone
Tony Bartone
Vice President Of Australian Medical Association (AMA)
Sarah Russell
Sarah Russell
Aged Care Matters
Ryan Harvey
Ryan Harvey
Deputy Clinical Director Of House Call Doctor
Rodney Syme
Rodney Syme
Vice President, Dying With Dignity
Jane Sims
Jane Sims
Health Research & Evaluation Consultant
Dr Jane Fischer
Dr Jane Fischer
CEO And Medical Director At Calvary Health Care Bethlehem
Drew Dwyer
Drew Dwyer
Gerontologist
Catherine Barrett
Catherine Barrett
Director Of Celebrate Ageing
David Constantine
David Constantine
Ellis Jones - Design Director
Danielle Robertson
Danielle Robertson
Director Of Danielle Robertson Consulting
Daniel Aitchison
Daniel Aitchison
Manager At TriCare
Craig Hunter
Craig Hunter
Journalist, Editor And Business Writer
Corinne Maunder
Corinne Maunder
Founder And Director Of Fire Films
Claire Ward
Claire Ward
SummitCare Executive Manager - Marketing And Comms
Cherie Hugo
Cherie Hugo
Founder Of The Lantern Project
Carolyn Broomfield
Carolyn Broomfield
Owner Of New Horizon Fitness
Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan
Editor HelloCare
Brett Holmes
Brett Holmes
General Secretary, NSWNMA
Bree Voegt
Bree Voegt
Clinical Dietitian
Bonnie Black
Bonnie Black
Founder, Little Miss Organised
Bolton Clarke
Bolton Clarke
Bolton Clarke
Bina Brown
Bina Brown
Financial Journalist
Beth Mohle
Beth Mohle
Secretary Of Queensland Nurses And Midwives’ Union
Bessie Hassan
Bessie Hassan
Money Expert At Health Insurance
Bernard Schokman
Bernard Schokman
CEO Of Design Moshpit
Ben Myers
Ben Myers
Executive Director - Retirement Living For The Property Council Of Australia
Ara Cresswell
Ara Cresswell
CEO Of Carers Australia
Aodhan Docherty
Aodhan Docherty
Dentist At About Smiles Dental
Annie Butler
Annie Butler
Federal Secretary - ANMF
Anne Ring
Anne Ring
Columnist
Anne Johnson
Anne Johnson
Director Of Seamless Transitions
Anna Hacker
Anna Hacker
National Manager At Australian Unity
Amy Henderson
Amy Henderson
Journalist - HelloCare
Amiria MacKinnon
Amiria MacKinnon
General Manager Marketing & Communications At Whiddon
Amelia Moulis
Amelia Moulis
Senior Account Manager At Ellis Jones
Amee Baird
Amee Baird
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow At Macquarie University
Amanda Graham
Amanda Graham
Co-Founder Of SeniorsHousingOnline.com.au
Alan Bateman
Alan Bateman
AIM Software - Sales Manager

Get the stories that grabbed us this week

Delivered to your inbox every Wednesday, these are the stories that keep us scrolling.