Category: Getting Older
Getting Older
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Aug 15, 2018

Why are daughters usually the unpaid carers, and what can we do to balance the scales?

Why is it that when family members become elderly, and eventually require care, the responsibility for that care usually falls to women? Think about your own family: is there an expectation, even if unspoken, that a daughter - or daughters - will take on the responsibility of caring for elderly parents? Of course, it's not always the case, but more often than not, it is. I suspect in my own family my sister and I will care for our mother...
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Sharon Billings
Sharon Billings Aug 15, 2018

Dying to Know Day – What Matters to You?

Dying to Know Day, on August 8th, is an annual day dedicated to bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement. Dying to Know Day is a social movement aimed at destigmatizing the discussion of dying. Sharon Billings, an Advance Care Planning Clinician with Alfred Health, says 50 percent of us will lose the ability to make decisions about our care towards end of life. “It’s important to start these conversations early, the best time is...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Aug 12, 2018

105 years and thriving

HelloCare recently had the pleasure of speaking to two remarkable women. Marjorie and Sylvia are both 105 years old, and are both are residents at Bentons Lodge in Mornington. They spoke to HelloCare about their long and interesting lives, their fondest memories, and the secret to their longevity. Marjorie on life and love Marjorie was born in Moonee Ponds and lived for all of her life around Melbourne. She worked as a junior teacher for two years after she left...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Aug 8, 2018

Australia facing shortage of family carers – just as they are most needed

In the past, Australians were largely able to rely on family members to look after them as they grew older. But increasingly, the safety net of family is not available or can not be relied upon. Lisa Kelly, CEO Carers ACT, told HelloCare that the ability of families to provide unpaid informal care for their older members is being constrained by distance, economic pressures, family breakdown, and carers having small children of their own to look after. With older people...
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Karen Smith
Karen Smith Aug 8, 2018

Quick response saved stroke victim Ron’s life

When Ron suffered a serious stroke last year, he says it was the “little MePACS button” that saved his life. Ron was at home alone when the stroke occurred, and he quickly found himself in extreme pain. Fortunately, he was wearing a MePACS personal alarm around his neck at the time, and was able to press the emergency button immediately. https://youtu.be/BNw1_YDCBZs “The one thing I had in my favour was that when I pressed the MePACS button, straight away...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Aug 7, 2018

18-month waiting list for dentures

Older people are waiting more than two years to receive dental work through Victoria’s public dental health system. The waiting time for dentures as of 30 June 2018 was nearly 18 months, according to the Victorian Department of Health website. And wait times are growing - a year ago the waiting list for dentures was only 16 months. The waiting time for general dental care in Victoria is nearly 20 months. “It’s ridiculous,” Fiona Patten, leader of Victoria’s Reason...
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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
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Suzanne McLoughlin
Director Of Home Instead Senior Care
Suzanne Greenwood
Suzanne Greenwood
CEO Of Catholic Health Australia
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
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Sharon Forbes
Industry Liaison Clinician At Freedom Aged Care
Samantha Bowen
Samantha Bowen
Founder Of Acorn Network
Sam Hijazi
Sam Hijazi
Best Health Solutions
Sally Hogan
Sally Hogan
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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
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 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
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
Cherie Hugo
Cherie Hugo
Founder Of The Lantern Project
Carolyn Broomfield
Carolyn Broomfield
Owner Of New Horizon Fitness
Caroline Egan
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Editor HelloCare
Bree Voegt
Bree Voegt
Clinical Dietitian
Bonnie Black
Bonnie Black
Founder, Little Miss Organised
Bolton Clarke
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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
Anne Ring
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Columnist
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Anne Johnson
Director Of Seamless Transitions
Anna Hacker
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National Manager At Australian Unity
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Amy Henderson
Journalist - HelloCare
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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
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