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HelloCare Mail Oct 5, 2018

“19 of the 44 standards are irrelevant”: An aged care owner’s perspective

A couple of weeks ago, we published an article titled 'Is Six Minutes Long Enough for Aged Care Staff to get Residents Ready Each Morning?' The article reached nearly 20,000 of our Facebook followers, and attracted nearly 200 comments and shares. One reader, Anton Hutchinson, whose family has proudly owned Canberra Aged Care Facility for over 30 years, provided us with the operator's view of this debate. Here at HelloCare we always strive to provide balanced commentary. We have published Mr...
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HelloCare Mail

HelloCare is an online magazine that encompasses all aspects of the elderly lifestyle and the aged care industry. We provide daily news articles of the highest quality, and utilize expert opinions relevant to the aged care industry to ensure that our audience is on the cutting edge of relevant information provided through the most credible of sources. We provide entertainment on topics like health, wellness and lifestyle, coupled with insight on topics regarding dementia, palliative care, home care and other aged care relevant issues. HelloCare have a commitment to providing an ongoing conversation with individuals, families, carers, and professionals who share our sentiments, in wanting to shed some light on the elderly and aged care issues. Our goal is to ensure that no elderly Australian or aged care service feel as though they don’t have a voice, so if you have a story to tell, HelloCare is ready to listen.

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HelloCare Mail Oct 3, 2018

Where should the blame lie when assaults occur in aged care?

A few weeks ago, we published an article titled, 'Rough treatment in aged care is not assault, says magistrate: Four Corners'. The article was viewed by more than 40,000 readers through our social media channels, and received hundreds of comments. Among those to respond was a retired expert in his field who wishes to remain anonymous, but his thoughts on the topic deserve to be shared with our readers. Alleged abuse by care home staff in Perth Western Australia aired on the ABC (Four Corners Mon 24...
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International Day of Older Persons 2018
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HelloCare Mail Oct 1, 2018

Older human rights champions on the International Day of Older Persons

Media release United Nations Seventy years after its adoption, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) remains important and relevant as ever. We remain free and equal in dignity and rights. To commemorate this anniversary, this year’s International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) will celebrate the older people around the world who dedicate their lives to championing human rights. Older human rights champions today were born around the time of the adoption of the UDHR in 1948. They are as...
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HelloCare Mail Sep 26, 2018

Aged care failures show how little we value older people – and those who care for them

As the royal commission begins investigating the failures of the residential aged care sector, it is important such a review also considers the broader socio-political factors that have contributed to this crisis. The commission needs to go beyond the institutional problems at individual aged care facilities, as these are a symptom of a much broader rejection of ageing in society and marginalisation of older people. Negative stereotyping of older people is reinforced in the media, and this both informs and...
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