Terri and Anne’s story
Terri and Anna work in aged care with more than forty year experience between them. Over the years their workloads have increased and they no longer have as much time to support residents when they need it. They fear for the future of aged care as they watch the workforce dwindle due to poor pay and conditions.
Watch Terri and Anna’s story here.
Max and Stephen’s story
Stephen has been a full time carer for his father Max for around 18 months. Max suffers from short-term memory loss which can make him believe he has eaten, taken medication and showered when he has not. This presents a huge challenge for Stephen to maintain Max’s health and well being. Stephen has been trying to access services to support him to keep caring for Max at home. A number of care packages have been approved for Max but waiting lists are up to 18 months.
This is his story.
Bob and Beryl’s story
Bob and Beryl have been married for more than 50 years. When Bob was diagnosed with dementia, Beryl cared for him at home until she had to make the agonising decision to put him into residential care. Her story highlights the onus of multiple assessments and paperwork in a system designed for 1960s Australia.
Watch it here.