Most people will have heard their fair share of horror stories about the Aged -Care industry.
When I lived in the United Kingdom years ago, I met significant numbers of people in the industry who referred to their activity as ‘granny farming’. More here: Nigel’s Shocking ‘Solution’ To Aged Care Home Abuse.
Recently, I met a nurse who deliberately keeps her 90-year-old plus parents at home, even though it means much more work for her, simply because she is so concerned about possible mistreatment at an aged-care facility. It’s even more concerning when someone working in health has these kind of concerns.
Even more recently, I witnessed a dying patient in his 70’s receive sub-standard care (at times) in a private hospital. He was abusive to the staff, so perhaps that influenced it, however…that is no excuse.
How refreshing to discover this website: Aged Care Report Card, where various stakeholders can review/comment on aged-care facilities around Australia, and view the opinions of others. I especially like the proactive and positive philosophy, outlined on this page.