Older people ‘dehumanised’ in the media: Need better representation

The voice of politicians and other ‘elites’ are given greater media attention as sources than those of aged care staff, residents and their families skewering reporting of the sector, research shows. If news organisations in Australia created a ‘round’ for reporting on ageing and aged care issues, the often-marginalised sector would be better represented and […]

Aged care facilities less homely than schools, research shows

Many schools are better than aged care facilities when it comes to creating homeliness and a sense of identity for their residents, research shows. The design of some Australian nursing homes may be worsening the health and quality of life of older people, according to Queensland University of Technology (QUT) design researchers whose study found […]

Meet the NT Nurse/Midwife of the Year

Registered nurse Jenny Messell completed her training in 1976 and was quickly drawn to a career in aged care. It’s little surprise, given that her mother, also an RN, used to work in a nursing home in Sydney and Jenny took on jobs in the kitchen and laundry while still at school. “Mum was working […]