Increases to means testing thresholds on the family home when determining a resident’s aged care fees have been shut down by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese despite some experts calling for more ambitious reforms.
A total of 63 Graduate Registered and Enrolled Nurses will be headed for careers in aged care after completing comprehensive training that will help them address chronic staff shortages in the industry.
Celebrity chef Rick Stein has revealed he employs older people in their 60s and 70s at his restaurant chains because he believes an early retirement compounded his late father’s mental health problems.
Surfing legends Owen Wright and Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo are teaming up with property industry executives to tackle dementia and its growing prevalence in our communities.
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.