The HelloCare team was recently contacted by a carer from Vanuatu, Felma Katawa Leitarisong.
Ms Leitarisong told us of her role caring for older people on the tiny island where she lives, Tanna.
Though Ms Leitarisong cares for older people in much the same way we do here in Australia, there are essential differences - most notably, there are no aged care facilities.
We asked her to tell us more, and we share her story here with you.
Caroline Egan has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years, and has worked across several sectors, including banking, finance, economics, real estate, and aged care. She was Managing Editor at Macquarie Bank for a number of years, and spent several years presenting financial market news on television and radio for CommSec. Caroline loves playing Scrabble, walking in nature, and going to the movies with her funny children.
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