Minister for Aged Care, Richard Colbeck, opened his address to the Criterion ‘Future of Aged Care: Beyond the Interim Report of the Royal Commission’ conference in Melbourne today by saying that the royal commission interim report provided a forensic assessment of the aged care sector and had been a confronting read for himself, and many in the aged care sector.
Asking for a raise of hands on who had read the full report, Richard Colbeck said, “Everyone in the industry...
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A disability carer who assaulted two women within an hour, causing them ongoing anxiety and distress, has been given a jail sentence of six years and seven months.
In a breach of trust labelled “truly shocking” by the prosecution, Ranulfo Torrefranca sexually assaulted two women with severe intellectual disabilities, as well as other debilitating health problems.
An abuse of trust in those who care for most vulnerable
During the sentencing, Her Honour Judge Martine Marich addressed the perpetrator, telling him “You...
An 84-year-old woman has been assaulted by a cowardly intruder in the bedroom of her unit at a retirement home in Sydney’s Northern suburbs.
The victim returned home to her unit on Bobbin Head Rd in the leafy suburb of Turramurra on Saturday afternoon when she stumbled upon an unknown male who then assaulted the woman and fled out of the front door.
Emergency services arrived established a crime scene and began treating the elderly woman who had...
Intergenerational programs, such as ABC’s Old People's Home For 4-Year-Olds, aren’t only for the youngest members of the community. Secondary School students from Parade College, Bundoora regularly visit their next-door neighbours at VMCH Bundoora Aged Care Residence.
The students volunteer their time assisting with and participating in the activities each week. The most popular activity is very competitive bocce game.
The students bring along each of the residents who need assistance, helping them to find the perfect spot for...