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Jakob Neeland
Jakob Neeland Jan 28, 2020

Personal Care Assistants Don’t Get Enough Respect In Aged Care

While there is no shortage of praise and admiration for the nurses working in residential aged care, the same can not be said for personal care assistants. The well-documented failings of our aged care system have been front-page news in recent years, yet the lowest-paid and least qualified staff members in residential care feel as though they wear much of the blame. One of the realities of having an aged care system without minimum staffing levels or skill mix is...
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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.

Australia Day
Jakob Neeland
Jakob Neeland Jan 24, 2020

Seniors From Different Cultures Explain What Australia Means To Them

Australia day means something different for everyone, and those of us lucky enough to be living down under have much to be thankful for.  The devastation bushfires have put a lot of things into perspective in recent times, one of which is just how similar everyone's needs are, regardless of our differences and cultural backgrounds. Over the years Australia opened its arms to people from all over the globe and now almost one in four people living in this...
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Jakob Neeland
Jakob Neeland Jan 24, 2020

Foul-Mouthed Australian Teen Gets Dose Of His Own Medicine After Threatening An Elderly Man

WARNING: Explicit Language An online video that shows a teenager threatening to ’crack’ and elderly man on a Sydney train surfaced on social discussion website Reddit earlier this week. The video begins with the elderly gentleman telling a teenager in a striped T-shirt to ’shut up’ for a reason that is still unknown before the cowardly teen begins to aggressively threaten the elderly man. https://www.reddit.com/r/JusticeServed/comments/esbbm3/kid_trash_talking_an_elderly_man/ “Make me, make me .. what the f*&k are you gonna do?”...
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old couple die while holding hands
Jakob Neeland
Jakob Neeland Jan 21, 2020

Elderly Couple Die Together Holding Hands In Nursing Home

An elderly couple in the US had their nursing home beds pushed together in the final moments of their lives allowing them to hold hands as they both passed away within hours of each other on the same day. Jack and Harriet Morrison were married for over 60 years and shared a relationship that could only be described as a fairytale. The couple first met in 1955 as a young Harriet accompanied her father on a bus trip with his...
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