Caring for older people takes a special someone, that cannot be denied. We often hear from the elderly and their families that the quality of care in an individual facility is dependent on the carer or nurse rostered on that day.
After speaking with a number of nurses and carers in the field, we have come up with 5 things that every carer can do to make the day of the elderly that often find it hard to do these...
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Lauren has worked in the healthcare industry working for over a decade from clinical to managerial roles across acute, palliative care and aged care services. A highlight of her career was setting up a community dementia care service at one of the leading private hospitals in Victoria.
A previous young Melbourne Hub Shaper, an initiative of the World Economic Forum and a Masters of Health of Human Services Management graduate. Last year she was awarded as one of Australian Financial Reviews Westpac 100 Women of Influence.
The theme for International Women’s Day 2018 is “Leave no woman behind” - young or old this applies to all, so let us take a moment to celebrate the inspiring women in our lives, past or present.
Our wise grandma's, nurturing mother's, caring sisters, loving girlfriends and even the amazing men in our lives that support us to be ourselves - today is a great day to reflect on them.
The origins of International Women’s Day are somewhat unknown. But...
There are a number of reasons why a person or their family may not complain when they are unsatisfied with the care they receive.
Whilst some families have no problems with raising issues as they occur, others will simply wait until their loved one dies before they complain. In my previous position where I would visit aged care homes I would see this happen on a number of occasions.
Which at the time never really made much sense to "wait until they die"...
Throughout my nursing career, I always felt so much empathy for elderly people struggling with the changes happening to their body and lifestyle - especially those that found themselves losing their independence.
I put myself in their shoes and tried to imagine what it would feel like to lose your independence or have people telling you what’s best for you. Especially something as important of where they can or should life for the rest of their life.
The thought of having any...