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Jim Toohey
Jim Toohey Oct 19, 2017

Why Can’t Carers Get a Break? There’s No Easy Answer

Janine, a carer in regional Queensland, cares for her mother, who has a mental illness, and her elderly grandmother. It’s a round-the-clock caring role and Janine is the major support and comfort for her relatives. Janine recently experienced a very serious health event; one requiring immediate hospitalisation, treatment and ongoing monitoring. She desperately attempted to arrange some respite care or support for her mother and grandmother who could not cope on their own. When she was unable to find respite...
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Jim Toohey

Jim Toohey

President Of Carers Queensland

Jim is the President of Carers Queensland. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, an appointee to the State Government Health and Community Services Industry Standing Committee, and a Justice of the Peace. Jim has provided policy advice to Federal and State Governments.

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Jim Toohey
Jim Toohey Jun 9, 2017

The Issue of Staff Turnover In Aged Care

There have been a number of strategies employed to attract and retain younger workers to the aged care sector with varying degrees of success. “Everybody complains about the weather, but no one does anything about it!” Mark Twain repeated this witticism and is often (incorrectly) attributed its original authorship. I was reflecting on it recently at a function with a number of aged care CEOs and HR Managers. The topic was the aged care workforce and the challenges of...
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