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Readers respond to recent AAA coverage.
"It is very exciting to read the Senator Fifield's statements and support
for consumer directed services. Here at Perth Home Care services
we really hope that this will give elderly people and their families
real choice about how they use their package, which provider they choose and the option of
managing for themselves." Rosie Lawn commented on AAA online
"Listing private home care providers on the My Aged Care Website will be a huge step towards
providing consumers with real choice of home care services." Sarah Warner commented on
"This is privatisation and will result in lower standards as providers pursue as much profit as
possible. It is not the solution it sounds to be." Christine Ribey commented on AAA online
"This is great news that the government is thinking along these lines! There will always be a need
for management of some peoples' budgets, but as the minister said the majority of older people
know what they want in terms of support. And a single home support/home care system will be
fantastic." Christine Mifsud commented on AAA online
"This is good news for consumers! Listing private operators on the My Aged Care website is very
much needed. Choice of service in a democratic society should be a citizen's right." Jane Floyd
commented on AAA online
"As a health professional caring for people in the local hospital, community health centre and the
Transition Care Program, I am horrified to think that consumers will have to negotiate their care
when they are least able to do so." Jenny Mountford commented on AAA online
"The reforms across the social care sector are needed. What we need however is a sensible,
staged approach that supports customers understand the entry points and how to navigate a
changing 'market'." Marika Kontellis commented on AAA online
What aged care professionals in the online space
are talking about.
"What types of Professional Development are Aged
Care employers offering? I am interested to hear
the types of programs different employers are
implementing." Nicholas Barry via LinkedIn
"We use Aged Care Channel for individual learning, skill development and it's great.
Highly recommend. We also encourage external learning and I write six to eight question
questionnaires against our policies are we issue three per month and over 90% return rate."
Sharon Nicholls via LinkedIn
"There is always something being passed on, as updates are discovered, in the form of
memos. There are new initiatives i.e. in pressure injury tips which are formatted, laminated and
added to our name tags as another card." Angela Faithfull via LinkedIn
@AgedCareChannel "People to
enable, not a problem to solve" says
Dr Caitrin Lynch @gerontologyau
Rod Hunt @rodhunt Sharon
Butterworth Wins the #agedcare
education and training award at the
@DarrenMatho Well done Sharon.
Amiria MacKinnon @AmiriaMack
@AustAgeAgenda Whiddon also
gained a substantial number of
Residential ACARs with 160 in Glenfield
and 36 in Grafton! #agedcare
iCareHealth AU @iCareHealthAU
New campaign to prevent #drowning
deaths in older people: http://ow.ly/
Fc1QK #agedcare #ageing
Mirus Australia @mirusaustralia
Financial advice reforms weaken
protections for elderly http://bit.
Ray Glickman @RayGlickman To
enjoy my left field view on #agedcare and
#ageing visit my new blog address http://
ageingfromleftfield.com/ if you dare!
Danielle Bowling @DanielleBowling
Karen Martini named aged care food
Sarah Mitchell @globalcopywrite
Bullying Is Ageless: Conflict And
Violence Widespread In Nursing
Homes, Study Finds http://wbur.
fm/1qIpXiM Sobering. #agedcare
The readers of AAA had their say in our
recent online polls.
Are you satisfied with how your employer
looks after the mental health of its employees?
No: (80 per cent, 33 votes)
Yes: (20 per cent, 8 votes)
Total voters: 41
Does your aged care service support
access to allied health professionals?
Yes: (77 per cent, 23 votes)
No: (23 per cent, 7 votes)
Total voters: 30
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By Darragh O'Keeffe
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