Six Fijian aged care workers have made a massive difference at Western Australian provider, CapeCare, and were among the first to arrive under the expanded Pacific Australian Labour Mobility Scheme (PALM) scheme to fill vacant aged care jobs.
A recent poll by Essential Research, an independent market research company, has revealed that 70% of Australians want to see increased funding for the aged care sector in the Labor Government’s October Federal Budget.
There was a moment in the height of the pandemic when it was clear Regal Home Health’s new technology system had improved more than its rostering efficiency – it was driving outstanding customer service.
The Australian residential aged care sector is staring down the barrel of two complex challenges: significant workforce shortages and the need for increased resident care time, which is where unique technology solutions need to keep the sector ahead of the curb.
Protected, unafraid and confident to resume normal life are just some ways older Australian migrants felt about being vaccinated against COVID, according to interviews with members of the multicultural community.
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 our elders through Wisdom Wednesday, a weekly segment posted – ironically – 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.