Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Australians forced to rethink aged care: Nine News - VIDEO

Last night I was on Nine News giving my view on the aged care fee structure changes taking effect from July 1, 2014.

Mike Dalton interviewed me in light of being a carer with the very real possibility that we need to place our mother in aged care as her health, dementia and dependency level escalates. For now, she lives in her own home, with almost around the clock care. Mike also knew I've just written a book about aged care, as a guide for carers. It's out July 7.

Mike gave viewers a comprehensive guide of what we can expect in aged care fees in Australia… and it's not an easy road ahead for our beloved elderly.

See the story here:

Here is the preview clip, screened the night before:

(I often screen-shot friends who are on TV and tag them on social media, so it kinda makes sense I should do the same for me, below!):

I truly hope that in the near future when my book hits bookshelves I get the opportunity to speak out more and more, on whichever platform, to connect with carers. We are the lifeblood of the elderly and the vulnerable. We need to be heard and acknowledged. Any carer will tell you that. And the people we care for would want you to know, too.

1 comment:

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