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Jakob Neeland
Jakob Neeland Jan 24, 2019

Aged Care Worker Who Assaulted 82 Year Old, Could Be Out Of Jail In 4 Months

Sydney nursing home worker Prakash Paudyal who was caught on a hidden camera assaulting an 82-year old dementia patient was jailed for a minimum of 4 months yesterday. The assaults that were caught on hidden camera occurred between August 26 and September 3 at the Bupa Seaforth facility and depicted the 36-year-old nursing home worker roughly pulling an 82-year-old man with dementia by his shirt and assaulting him with a shoe. It was also revealed in court late last year...
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Jakob Neeland

Jakob Neeland

HelloCare - Creative Director

Somewhere throughout my formative years, my absolutely abysmal lack of mathematical talent began to compensate for itself in the form of a storytelling skill set. My passion for creative writing is showcased throughout a career that has seen me create copy for everything from the intricate minutia of long winded technical documents, through to the sing-song cadence and poetry of a well crafted song aimed at pre school children. My unorthodox career path has allowed me to connect with people from numerous walks of life, which has enhanced my ability to find the appropriate tones within my writing to resonate with a specified audience. I spent my formative years growing up alongside my grandmother and witnessed firsthand, the effects of an overwhelmed aged care system and the systematic lack of empathy afforded to elderly Australians. I hope to be a voice for those who go unheard, and shine some light on the most overqualified, yet undervalued people in our country. I do this for me, and I do this for her.

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Jakob Neeland
Jakob Neeland Jan 23, 2019

Aged Care is Evolving and Actually Getting Better

When you take into account some of the recent horror stories and the need for a royal commission, it’s not hard to imagine that talking about how good the aged care industry is becoming, might be a bit of a hard sell. But, when you stand back and look at current trends around the world within the aged care sector as a whole, you could actually proclaim that we are beginning to witness the first steps of the next major...
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Jakob Neeland
Jakob Neeland Jan 21, 2019

The Way That You Present a Resident Speaks Volumes About You

Looking good and feeling good have always gone hand in hand. Your appearance is a reflection of the way that you treat yourself, and the way that you treat yourself will always be a reflection of how you feel. As a person ages, their diminishing physical capabilities can result in a lack of ability to dress and present themselves. For elderly people who reside in aged care facilities, this responsibility will fall to the facility employees who have been entrusted...
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Jakob Neeland
Jakob Neeland Jan 21, 2019

Are Some Aged Care Workers Too Scared To Speak To The Royal Commission?

When the Aged Care Royal Commission was announced in September by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the overwhelming reaction by our audience was that it was about time. Judging by the amount of correspondence that we receive on these issues, it was expected that when The Royal Commission into Aged Care asked the public to share their stories, that they would struggle to deal with the number of submissions that they would receive. Strangely though, this was far from the case...
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