There is simply not enough staff to carry out all the daily duties in residential aged care facilities. Not having the necessary number of workers to care for the elderly means essential care is missed.
I will start by describing a morning in a RACF that I don’t believe has ever been documented in any detail. Just as an example: The first thing (all) people want to do when they wake up in the morning is go to the toilet. But there...
Catherine is the Founder and CEO of The Wound Centre®. The Wound Centre® provides wound care / infection control / pressure injury prevention / management and education through the free Wound Centre® website: www.thewoundcentre.com. There are newsletters, tips, fact sheets and links to other sites for members in more than 40 countries. She has practised as a pressure ulcer prevention, wound management and infection control consultant for the past 25 years in approximately 300 residential aged care facilities in and around Sydney, several acute care settings, and the community. Catherine has been a nurse for more than 50 years.