Sharing our stories

By sharing our experiences, we can show the impact of aged care services on people’s lives. We encourage you to share your story of the aged care system and tell us what can be learnt from what has happened to you. Your story can be short or long; positive or negative. For legal reasons, we do not name providers. However, you can use your name or choose to be anonymous. Submit your story here.

I have ability as well as disability and want both aspects of me to be taken into account

March 27, 2021
Because I have a cognitive disability, as well as being old, I have even greater difficulty negotiating the In-Home Care package. Because I have ADHD, my mind is always racing, and I find it …

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Finding the right In-Home Care package service provider is like searching for that elusive needle in the haystack

March 27, 2021
Finding the right In-Home Care package service provider is like searching for that elusive needle in the haystack. One that is going to treat you as a person, be located in your local area, …

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Antipsychotic medication administered for sepsis Warning: distressing content

March 13, 2021
My grandmother died on 21 December from sepsis. Nan was so unwell and our family tried and tried to get her help. The only help she received was antipsychotic medication to try and calm …

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When the doctor did visit, he wrote in the chart but never entered the room

March 13, 2021
I would like to share my dad’s story. He was 85 years old and 22 years post heart transplant. He had issues with uncontrolled pain and as a family, we were still trying to …

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The nurses at the home said mum only had COVID-19 mildly

March 9, 2021
My mum went into age care with compromised health due to a medical mistake. We were told it’s a great place. There were always problems. She started to get assaulted by staff, then incredible …

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Hearing mum was ok after a fall when she had displaced rib and vertebrae fractures

March 8, 2021
Mum was intelligent, absolutely coherent and smart, totally independent to the age of 97+. Unfortunately following several falls which resulted in numerous fractures over a period of time, we felt an aged care facility …

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Bad business practices need to be exposed

March 6, 2021
Following a few falls at home (falling off the bed), we agreed that my mother was no longer able to look after my frail 88-year-old dad. He entered a large private aged care facility, …

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Sharing the aged care journey

March 6, 2021
In 2010, my parents moved into an aged care home together. They chose the aged care home primarily because they could sleep together in the same bed. After Dad’s death in January 2012, I visited …

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PLEASE start mending this very broken system

February 20, 2021
My mother had to go into an aged care home due to her dementia. Apart from the dementia, she was a very happy, energetic, fun-loving lady. I was at the home when she arrived – …

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NDIS and HCP discriminate creating a two-tier society in the aged care sector

February 20, 2021
1: I managed to get my friend, new and more suitable accommodation in housing along with an NDIS [National Disability Insurance Scheme] package. He was quickly rorted and permitted to be rorted and left …

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