The Australian federal election will be held on Saturday May 18 2019. For the 2019 Federal Election, voters aged 65+ years make up 23% of the electorate, a significant voice.
What is important is that everyone’s voice is heard. For senior Australians with a health issue, the practicalities of voting can be challenging. Fortunately, there are several accessible voting options available to smooth the process:
If you live too far away from a voting centre, have mobility issues that...
Nicole Dunn is a qualified Physiotherapist and Care Coordinator with a specialist interest in Emergency Department care across Melbourne. Acting as a live-in carer for her Nanna (Roma Dunn) who was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in 2015 is Nicole’s greatest achievement to-date and was the inspiration for Empower Aged Care Consulting. Nicole’s passion is assisting older people to continue to live their best possible life at home and to support families / carers in this journey.
It was just another shift working as a physio in a Melbourne Emergency Department. Hospitals, Healthcare and Aged Care were all second nature to me; until I received a phone call that changed it all. It was my Aunty on the phone, “I’ve just been at the doctors with Nanna, the doctor wants her to go to Emergency, she looks a bit Jaundiced”.
Without hesitation I replied “bring her in”. It made sense, my shift was finishing, and it wasn’t...