After more than 35 years in the food industry, Maggie Beer has turned her attention to advocacy and set her sights on aged care. She talks to AAA about her new foundation and inspiring a positive food culture.
People & profiles
Healthcare for people with persistent pain in Australia is not good. I’m lucky because I’m a nurse and know how to fight for myself, writes Colleen Johnston.
A few bouts of age-related discrimination has inspired Dr Patricia Edgar to set about changing the way people view ageing, she tells AAA.
AUDIO: The invaluable commitment and contribution of informal carers to supporting people with dementia was celebrated at a high tea event hosted by HammondCare.
Along with 12 other young people, Kirrily Hayward is living in a Victorian aged care facility due to a lack of supported accommodation for young people with high care needs in her region. She tells Linda Belardi she hopes the NDIS will support her to be able to live independently again.
Experts say that medicine as a form of elder abuse remains under-recognised, but a leading geriatrician tells AAA that seeing a number of examples has brought home to her how common the problem is.
Organisations across the country are highlighting and acknowledging the many volunteers who donate their time and energy to help their local community, as Australia celebrates National Volunteer Week.
As CEO of Baptistcare, which operates aged, disability and mental health services, Dr Lucy Morris has a wide view of modern Australian society and, as she tells AAA, she is disturbed by the current public discourse.
Peter Roberts, Australia’s first and only music thanatologist, speaks to AAA about the practice of playing the harp at the bedside of critically ill and dying patients.
Property Council of Australia’s Mary Wood speaks to AAA about the state of play for the retirement village industry in Australia.
Many aged care providers are spooked by the impending aged care reforms, especially consumer directed care, but not founder and CEO of Just Better Care, Trish Noakes. She tells Keryn Curtis, she wouldn’t have it any other way.
An ability to cook well and the guiding hand of fate together moved chef, Peter Morgan-Jones from Windsor Castle to the Opera House to the HammondCare kitchens. Yasmin Noone talks to the celebrated chef.