Here you can read stories from around Australian that highlight why aged care reform is so important to so many people. Add your support to the campaign by sharing your story too.
- Chandler, QLD
My father suffered from Parkinsons for approx 50 years of age, so he was on a disability pension and didn’t have any money and lived in a council flat in Leyburn (middle of nowhere) as rent was only $60/week. When he was 69 he couldn’t urinate and was in strife, someone took him to a local doctor in Clifton and sent him home “nothing wrong with him apparently”, ended up at the closest Hospital in Millmerran and we found out he had prostate cancer, they inserted a cathetheter and advised they couldn’t keep him in hospital and sent him to the nursing home in Millmerran as a respite patient.… Read more
- Earlville, QLD
I see the politicians have received a 3% wage increase. I received a 0.1% increase and, guess what, the retirement village I live in increased my fees by over 7%. I wonder about their ethics. But, someone warned me once that ethics have no place in the business world!!… Read more
- Stirling, WA
Not accidentally, I haven’t had much to do with aged care facilities and ‘really old’ people for most of my life. Inscribed associations from my early childhood – of grandparents and great aunts kept away, in pleasantly horrible ‘homes’ that felt nothing like one. Artificial legs propped against walls, tired wheelchairs squeaking across stained lino, smells, old-people smells, disenfectant smells, bland food smells.… Read more
- Victor Harbor, SA
I am 87 and my partner is 90 years – we are very happy at Rosetta village but could loose our driving licenses which would mean we would be severely restricted with transport. We would like to move back to Adelaide – if possible near the beach in a Retirement Village,
At this age, we would prefer not to have to enter into a purchase agreement, but think it would be wonderful if some of these Villages offered rental to this age group.… Read more
- Murray bridge, SA
Welcome to all who will follow my story and others stories that must follow.
I have been working in and around the Aged Care industry for over forty (40) years I have seen many changes during this time, some that assist the aged for the better; but to many that leave them wondering, what is to become of me now?… Read more
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