On a plane on my way back from Sydney to Queensland, I was going through the normal processes of fitting in to the seat and getting comfortable.
As the plane settled for take off, it was impossible not to overhear the conversation one row behind between a woman and a man who were talking about working in aged care.
As usual, when you hear the term “aged care” being discussed, your ears prick up.
A woman was discussing the...
Dr Drew is a gerontologist. His passion for caring for other people and the lived experience of care work challenged and drove him to learn more and apply the skills he was meant to practice. He found my forte in teaching and mentoring alongside caring and counselling. After finishing his military career he found a passion in caring for our communities frail, vulnerable and elderly.
Many Baby Boomers are currently faced with the difficult and emotionally challenging scenarios of making decisions on what is the best support or care service to be provided to their elderly parents and loved ones. Or, perhaps it is the Boomer that is worried about these decisions for themselves and the stress they do not want for their own children to make.
Fear Not! There are a number of information services, planning; and guidance professional you can talk issues out with...
I chose this title because I know what reaction it will receive from those within the public leadership roles in dementia care. It is the use of these words that needs some attention and some balance as we experience an increase in the numbers of people entering care services that are presenting with suffering in observable and measurable ways.
On one hand, I am one who fully supports the removal of stereotypes and attitudes about dementia and supporting people living...
Working in the aged and community sector has finally taken the leap in transitioning the sector and the services to be focused on empowering people to direct the care services they need against their own goals for achievement in wellness.
I believe now is the time to focus on what it is that makes a really good care support worker, carer, community or aged care professional. Part of this thought bubble is in regards to our relationships we take on...