The Role of Gravity In Later Life

The Role of Gravity In Later Life

Gravity has a lot going for it. It is a force for good – it keeps our feet on the ground, and enables us to sit in chairs, to lie in bed and even to keep our food down. We normally wouldn’t want to do without it. In later life, however, it can be a force for bad. When...
Aged Care Enquiry!

Aged Care Enquiry!

You are probably aware of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, there are occasional media reports on the progress of the hearings.  Like most Royal Commissions this one was triggered by an outcry.  The horrors of the abuses at Oakden Nursing Home...
End of Life Law

End of Life Law

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic) will come into force in Victoria in June 2019, becoming the first law in Australia since the rescinded NT legislation to permit voluntary assisted dying.  This is only the tip of the iceberg as in Western Australia a Bill to...
I Just Want to Go Home!

I Just Want to Go Home!

Very few people want to stay in a hospital or an aged care facility. However, we often hear of hospitals complaining about ‘bed blockers’ – they’re usually referring to older patients for which the hospital says they can do no more but the patient won’t, or can’t,...