“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Mahatma Gandhi

As I speak out about improving the services for, and care of people in aged care, and people living with dementia, I am constantly scratching my head wondering why we haven’t got it right yet. My father in law died last week, and the last 18 months his life he had been slowly deteriorating physically, and the last six months since moving into high care within a residential a facility, his ‘life’ left a lot to be desired. He regularly told us he wanted to kill himself, and how much he hated living there. Mostly he was left alone. The staff members there definitely cared, but considering the under-staffing on each shift and their incredible workloads, perhaps they just didn’t have the time to do more than the basic…

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Posted on June 4, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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