Aged care assessments
We had an ACAT done for my father and then when we required additional services. A second service provider called on us and we had to go through everything again, distressing to my father, and the 2 ACAT documents caused confusion.
There should be one document and, if another service provider is brought into the mix, the previous document should be continued with. It would be preferable to deal with one service provider, rather than two. Continue reading
Staffing ratios per resident need to be addressed. I am an enrolled nurse in a residential facility and I have just had my job made redundant, along with another EN.
This now means only 1 EN to administer medication, treat wounds and assist health care workers, when needed, to every 30 residents. Continue reading
My husband went into respite care February of this year. Shortly after I had knee replacement surgery.
While in hospital, I received a call from the emergency room that my husband had been admitted. His tests came back all good, except for very high blood pressure. Continue reading
I have a long paper trail of issues dealing with residential aged care and the lack of staff. I have heard recently that the government is asking for ratios to be accounted for in facilities. It is a huge problem, especially in the aged care industry.
The facility that I am dealing with never seems to have enough staff. I am finding that, during the time I spend with my husband at the facility, I am left to do things for him that are the staff’s responsibility. Continue reading
My father receives a disability payment from Veterans Affairs for an injury received due to service in the Australian Armed Services.
The Department of Human Services are taking a large portion to pay for his aged care due to his age-induced dementia. Continue reading
My 99-year-old mum has just recently passed in an aged care facility.
She was diagnosed with dementia about 3 years ago and she spent a year in a facility. They were lovely people who cared for her but they drugged her with schizephrenia drugs to keep her from wandering around at night. Continue reading
I was pleased to see your article in Senior News and hope I can contribute something to help solve the problems you obviously know exist.
My wife has been confined to a wheelchair for almost 5 years in the high care section of our Gold Coast retirement village. Continue reading