The 90-year-old woman who was allegedly raped at her Central Coast aged care home earlier this month has sadly died in hospital where she was being treated for injuries caused by the assault.
The Federal Government is increasing the Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) price from today to support residential aged care providers to fund the Fair Work Commission’s Annual Wage Review decision, which increases the award wage for aged care staff by 5.75%.
Hardware store Bunnings Warehouse may be the hub of all things tools, timber, “lowest prices” and sausages in bread but it also has a long-standing reputation for giving older people the opportunity to work.
The police officer accused of fatally tasering 95-year-old aged care resident, Clare Nowland, has seen his charges upgraded to manslaughter ahead of his next court appearance on December 6.
Wisdom Wednesday is about celebrating the experience and wisdom of our elders across the globe through storytelling. It's through these stories that we attempt to elevate their often unspoken worth and value of age unwittingly lost to peers and future generations.
Do you have an elders story to share or are you an elder yourself that would like to be interviewed? Help us celebrate the lives of older Australians through Wisdom Wednesday, a weekly segment posted every Wednesday.
Our older generation are by definition the most experienced members of our community, but as they age and transition into more passive, physically constrained roles in society, their importance often dwindles, particularly so as they enter long-term care.