As many readers would be aware, there was an article recently published on HelloCare regarding an unpleasant and extensive example of online harassment, that sadly has been going on for a significant amount of time and one that I found myself involved in as a target, late last year.
The basis of the article was the level of online trolling that a number of aged care advocates (some of whom had elderly people family members abused and even murdered in aged...
Stewart's mother Helen experienced abuse at the notorious Oakden nursing home in Sth Australia. Stewart previously cared for both his mother and father and is now an advocate for the elderly and change within the aged care sector.
In the year 2008, my mother was suffering from numerous health problems and her life was lived in constant and excruciating pain.
A decade’s worth of chronic rheumatoid arthritis had confined her to a frame and wheelchair, and she spent many years battling the effects fibromyalgia, Paget’s-Disease and also breast cancer.
Pain management was an issue that we had dealt with for many years but unfortunately, as the years went by, medication was helping less and the pain was getting...