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HelloCare Mail
HelloCare Mail Jul 8, 2020

It’s unfair to keep prisoners living with dementia behind bars

Prison officials are bracing for a silver tsunami that will flood correctional facilities with elderly and often vulnerable prisoners. Like the rest of the United States population, the prison population is aging fast. The US Census Bureau projects that by 2030, people over the age of 55 will account for almost one-third of all incarcerated people. That means that American prisons will house upward of 400,000 older prisoners, about the same population of New Orleans, representing a near doubling...
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HelloCare is Australia’s premier source of aged care content and daily news crafted specifically for the Australian senior audience. We produce fresh content on a daily basis across all forms of media, covering a wide variety of topics that resonate with our audience, shining a light on elderly issues with expert opinions from those within the industry. Here at HelloCare we believe that self-worth is derived from the value that others place on you and your issues, and we are committed to ensuring that elderly Australians and those within the aged care industry have a reliable and trustworthy hub for online news, education and entertainment. We believe the elderly are undervalued, and we are doing everything we can to change that perception.

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HelloCare Mail
HelloCare Mail Jul 8, 2020

Nurse who tied resident’s leg to chair has charge dismissed

  An assistant nurse has had an assault charge against her dismissed, after the magistrate said he believed the accused was genuinely trying to help the resident. Chancal Arokianathan had been working as a carer for 30 years, and up until the incident had an “unblemished record”, according to a report by the ABC. Just before Christmas last year, Ms Arokianathan was helping a 73-year-old resident shower at a nursing home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. While showering her, Ms Arokianathan...
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elderly man mentally unfit for trial
HelloCare Mail
HelloCare Mail Jul 8, 2020

Elderly man mentally unfit to stand trial for wife’s murder

  A 74-year-old man has been declared mentally unfit to face trial for the stabbing death of his wife at their Merrylands home in Sydney’s western suburbs. Father-of-three, Vincenzo Coluccio allegedly stabbed his wife Elia Coluccio while she slept before washing the knife and driving himself to the Merrylands police station where he told officers that “something terrible” happened. Mr Coluccio had been in custody for more than five months following the night of his 63-year-old wife’s death, but he...
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HelloCare Mail Jul 6, 2020

Woolworths brings in nurses to check staff in Melbourne’s COVID-19 hotspots

  Australian supermarket giant Woolworths has employed nurses to work in stores which are located in COVID-19 hotspot stores around Melbourne.  These nurses will be performing compulsory temperature checks on staff working in these stores and nurses have also been deployed to Woolworths distribution centres and customer online fulfilment centres where staff will also undergo compulsory temperature checks. In addition, Woolworths has once again imposed limits on customer purchases of some essential items and foods following more panic buying...
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