For many since the announcement of a Royal Commission into Aged Care, this has been an emotive time. From those having loved ones they wished to see championed and protected, to passionate aged care workers who wanted their voices heard in their industry, feelings of hope, justice, frustration and progress have all concurrently been at play.
Close to a month away in Adelaide, January 18th 2019 will see the first of the many hearings of the Royal Commission into Aged...
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Amy has been writing with fervour from the time she was ‘yay’ high. From scribbling about her capers on the playground to covering breaking news in the Health sector, Amy has always been lead by her heart.
Working for Hello Care is an opportunity to use her brain and heart, to seek out truth and discussion for those that need it greatly. When she’s not tinkering away on the keyboard you’ll find her holed up in a cafe breathing in the aromatic bliss that is a soy chai latte, or rugged up tight trying to figure out ‘whodunnit’ on her latest British mystery show obsession.
Imagine you are all alone.
Imagine that in your loneliness you aren’t able to move quickly, see properly or complete everyday tasks without pain or discomfort.
To many of us, zooming through our lives and social calendars, this sounds like the stuff of nightmares.
Worse yet, imagine that this state of loneliness and discomfort goes on for days, no, make that a week, a month.
No friends and family come to visit.
You don’t have anyone to visit.
A lot was going on in 1922. Tutankhamun's tomb was discovered, the BBC was formed and Britain and France experienced the wonder of radio.
Oh, and Anthony Mancinelli started cutting hair professionally at 11 years of age. Now in 2018 he’s still doing exactly that, cutting hair to perfection, albeit at the slightly older age of 107. And you know what else? He’s showing no signs of slowing down.
It begins at first snip
Mancinelli was born in Naples, Italy...
Forget Captain Columbus and James Cook, the new band of explorers to sail the high seas could be seniors and low-income earners.
With record costs for residential aged care being reached around the globe, experts predict a looming aged care housing affordability crisis. Additional to seniors, low-income, immigrants and the homeless persons are all facing the fear, vulnerability and health consequences that housing unaffordability is bringing.
The issue is a significant one. How can those who are most vulnerable in...