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In-home aged care research

Have you been approved for a Home Care Package?

I am talking with people in Victoria who have been approved for a Home Care Package, both those in the queue and those who receive a package.

I am an experienced researcher who enjoys talking with people about important social issues such as aged care. I would like to come to your home to talk with you in person.

Our conversation will take about 30-45 minutes. You are welcome to have a family member or friend with you.

The Department of Health has funded this project. They want feedback from people who use either Commonwealth Home Support Program or Home Care Packages.

Your name will be kept confidential and no identifying information about you will be used.

Please contact Dr Sarah Russell on 0435 268 357

More Information about the research

What is it like to work in an aged care home?

In recent years, there have been numerous heart-breaking stories about aged care homes. When stories about inadequate personal care, neglect, abuse and negligence are reported in the media, the aged care industry dismisses these stories as ‘one-offs’. But are they?

To answer this question, we need data from people who have first-hand experiences in aged care homes – residents, relatives and staff. They know what day-to-day life is like in aged care homes.

There is a link to a survey for staff the end of this article.

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Food served in some aged care homes

Watch a 5-minute movie of food served in some aged care homes.

Every now and then, a picture of slop served in an aged care home goes viral on social media. I made this short movie for the Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt as evidence that yesterday's scrambled egg slop picture was not a "one-off incident". Slop has been served in aged care home for decades. We need a campaign to STOP THE SLOP. Jane Hilary Seaholme

Posted by Sarah Russell on Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Profiteering: the disgrace infecting aged care homes


More than 160,000 Australians live in an aged care home. Recent media reports have highlighted inadequate personal care, neglect, abuse and negligence suggesting that the quality of care in some aged care homes is a disgrace.

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