Aged Care Media

Elder abuse inquiry welcome

“Pensioners welcome the NSW Upper House inquiry into elder abuse in NSW and hope that it will improve responses to abuse of older people in our communities”, said Senior Advisor, Charmaine Crowe.

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Would you want to be in a nurse-free nursing home?

“The NSW Government must decide whether NSW nursing homes should have a registered nurse on duty at all times or not.[1] If it elects to disband the current requirement for nursing homes to have an RN on duty at all times, then it puts the clinical care of residents at risk,” said Charmaine Crowe, Senior Advisor Research & Advocacy.

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Pensioners better off getting Lite n’ Easy than Meals on Wheels under new fee policy

“Pensioners would be better off getting meals delivered through the private market than through volunteer-based Meals on Wheels if the Australian Government’s new fee policy for home care is adopted,” said senior advisor, Charmaine Crowe.

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Quakers Hill Nursing Home management’s response ‘lame and risky’ - Coroner

Findings from the Quakers Hill Nursing Home fire coronial inquest are damning of the nursing home’s employment and management of Roger Dean, who lit two fires which killed 11 residents in November, 2011.

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Action on dementia welcome but nursing homes need nurses to deliver good quality care

“Pensioners welcome the Australian Government’s announcement to develop clinical teams to advise nursing homes on how to best support people with dementia”, said Charmaine Crowe, Senior Advisor Research & Advocacy.

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