[Reproduced with kind permission from a speech given at our Adelaide rally on March 17th 2018] Image: The NursePath Blog. My name is Margaret and I would like to tell you some of the experiences I have had in the Broken Aged Care System. My husband suffered from Parkinson’s disease and Lewy Body Dementia. After … Continue reading The experiences I have had in the Broken Aged Care System.
[The following is a speech that was given at our SA rally on 17th March 2018, reproduced here with permission] It is with a heavy heart that I stand before you all today as my beautiful husband passed away in a care facility fifteen months ago. Our journey began in 1996 when he was diagnosed … Continue reading Carolyn – A Family Carer’s Story
Anon Carer: I am a personal carer at an aged care facility. I need my job, I am a passionate carer, but there needs to be changes. These are people we are dealing with - not a factory job! With all the funding cuts and the 'ageing in place' ethos, we cannot do what is … Continue reading A Personal Carers Story
My Mum was in residential care for a number of years, initially in low care, and later high care. At one point, I decided to bring her home to live with me as I felt that she was not receiving decent basic care, or even adequate food, despite me advocating constantly on her behalf. While … Continue reading A Family Member’s Experience of “High” Care
I worked night shifts in a nursing home. We had over 100 residents, the majority of them considered high care, in this context that means that they needed help to use the toilet, or wore pads. We would do a number of rounds throughout the shift, and one was solely for pad changes and toileting … Continue reading Carer Story