Undervalued, Underpaid, & Insufficiently Trained

Undervalued, Underpaid, & Insufficiently Trained

The findings of the Royal Commission will not be a surprise to many working in the sector. The title of the Interim Report is ‘Neglect’, which at first glance looks to be aimed at those providing direct care and support. However, the Foreword provides a clear insight...
Mental Health in Older People – Mental Health Day 2019

Mental Health in Older People – Mental Health Day 2019

Thursday October 10th is World Mental Health Day 2019. The World Health Organisation notes that mental and neurological disorders make up 6.6% of the total disability of older adults aged 60 and over. Additionally, approximately 15% of adults aged 60 and over suffer...
Chemotherapy & Cytotoxic Waste – Care in the Home

Chemotherapy & Cytotoxic Waste – Care in the Home

Just recently, a friend of the family commenced chemotherapy. After receiving the cocktail of chemicals, designed to kill cancer cells, she was sent home to recuperate. This is common – who wants to remain in hospital anyway? What concerned me though, was the...