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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Apr 12, 2019

Sexual assaults in nursing homes up 40%

When we put a loved one into aged care, we trust that those charged with their care will fulfill their responsibility to look after the person, and at the very least will keep them safe. But tragically, this is often not happening. In recent times, in the wake of Oakden, media reports, particularly those from the ABC, and hearings from the royal commission have revealed many horror stories of neglect, abuse and assault in aged care. The ABC has led the...
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Caroline Egan

Caroline Egan

Editor HelloCare

Caroline Egan has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years. She has worked across several sectors, including banking, finance, economics, real estate, and aged care. She was Managing Editor at Macquarie Bank for several years, and also spent a number of years presenting financial market news on television and radio for CommSec. Caroline loves playing Scrabble, going to the movies with her funny children, and walking in nature.

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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Apr 11, 2019

Door images of younger selves bring tears of happiness

A small, not-for-profit aged care provider in Toukley, New South Wales, has found an innovative way to bring joy and meaning to residents’ lives that has been so successful it’s even attracting the general public to come in and take a look! The Viet Vets Keith Payne VC aged care facility spoke to HelloCare about how they came up with the imaginative idea that is not only beautiful to look at, but also obviously filled with meaning for residents, staff...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Apr 2, 2019

“Gaping holes” for aged care in 2019 Federal Budget

Many in the aged care sector have been disappointed by the 2019 Federal Budget, welcoming the measures that were announced, but sending a clear message to the government that much more needs to be done. Most of the aged care measures in the budget - including the 13,500 residential care places, 10,000 home care packages, and the elder abuse hotline - had already been announced. The biggest disappointment was the lack of new spending on home care. The...
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Caroline Egan Apr 2, 2019

New regulation of chemical and physical restraints in aged care announced, but are they enough?

The government will require that aged care residents are assessed by an appropriate person before physical or chemical restraints can be used, under new regulations that will be brought in from 1 July 2019, the government has announced. But a dementia care expert has told HelloCare the new regulations still appear to be too “soft”. The new regulations were foreshadowed by the Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt in January, and will be signed into law next week. What are the...
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