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...
Founder And Director Of CarePage And HelloCare
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.
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...
I have to say now on reflection I was a little out of sorts last Thursday. I didn’t feel myself. Which I’m sure was related to the events that were to unfold in the coming hours.
Later that day I had this strong sense that I must visit my grandma. I left work early that day which was unusual for me.
I went and visited her. When I arrived I was surprised to see her the way she was.