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Aged Care Reform Campaign

Aged Care Reform Campaign – Aged Care Weekly reports on a new grass roots campaign for Aged Care Reform called Aged Care Reform – A Community Campaign.

You can support the campaign by signing a petition here :- https://www.communityrun.org/petitions/urgent-aged-care-reform

“I did not start out seeking Aged Care Reform. In fact, when I told people that I wanted to pursue a career in aged care, I usually got quite similar responses across the board.

“My Mum/Dad is in a nursing home. The staff are always so busy!”

“Mum won’t let me complain but…”

“I’d rather die than ever go into a nursing home.” 

When I began to study for my Diploma of Nursing, on our very first day at TAFE, our lecturer asked us all where we saw ourselves as future nurses.

I said aged care, of course.

I told all my friends that one day I would own a nursing home. I was already planning my post-diploma study path in geriatric nursing – aged care was where I wanted to be.

Fast Forward

Fast forward three years, and I don’t work in aged care. After a decade of working as a community personal care and disability support worker, I am now an Enrolled Nurse working in acute care.

I was rapt when I secured a job as a personal care worker while I was a nursing student on my work placement in a residential facility. You couldn’t wipe the smile off of my face! I hoped it would lead to future opportunities to work as an aged care nurse.

MY DETERMINATION TO FIGHT FOR CHANGE HAS BEEN IGNITED BY WHAT FEELS LIKE CONSTANT NEGATIVE PRESS

However, I lasted just eleven short months before I was sitting in my car outside work, crying and not wanting to go inside before my shift. I didn’t sleep. In fact, I was anxious and jumpy. I was short-tempered and stressed at home because I couldn’t be at work – at least not in front of my residents. My colleagues and I vented and leaned on one another constantly, but it was still like working in a pressure cooker full of stress, about to explode. There was no one particular reason that it was like that – there was a pile of problems, and there was no one to fix them.”

Read the full story here:- https://agedcareweekly.com.au/2018/01/aged-care-reform-a-community-campaign/

You can support the campaign by signing a petition here :- https://www.communityrun.org/petitions/urgent-aged-care-reform

Aged Care Reform Campaign – Website –  https://urgentagedcarereformnow.com/

Aged Care Reform Campaign

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