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Virtual Reality experiences for people in aged care homes. Some simple images to help explain the safety and care instructions for a project being developed by The Ageing Revolution in collaboration with AgeTech, ‘Ageing is the problem. In-house Innovation is our solution’.

The Aged Care Royal Commission’s final report has been released by the Federal Government. Stephen Duckett and Anika Stobart write ‘…the commissioners diverged on a number of large and some smaller recommendations. This makes the already complex path to reform even more confusing. It reduces the power of the final report. More disappointingly, it gives the government room to pick and choose recommendations as the cabinet likes.’ Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

My Aged Care LR pic

Cartoons used in Aged Care Matters director Sarah Russell’s research report: Older People living well with in-home support presented to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Royal Commission in Adelaide today. Dealing with service providers was like “going to war”, read news report here.

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Elderly Australians can be assessed for home care ‘packages’ – funds to purchase services to enable them to keep on living in their own homes.  This government funding has made providing these services a growth industry.  Demand exceeds funding – many people have long a wait (some even have died) before their package comes through.  Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

 

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Last week’s Pro Bono news cartoon: the Government announces a Royal Commission into aged care quality and safety.

Aged Care Gravy Train page

Illustrating an article by researcher Sarah Russell in this weekend’s The Age newspaper. Read the complete article here.

This week is Carers Week in Australia.

Here is this week’s cartoon for the Pro Bono news website.

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There are many young people with disabilities living in nursing homes.  The new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) promises a great step forward for supporting people with disabilities getting on with their lives.  However, as  this Pro Bono News post explains, it will not help those young people in aged care nursing homes as there is already a lack of suitable and affordable housing for all young people with disabilities. Research has found that ’53 per cent of young people in residential aged care received a visit from a friend less than once a year’.

Here is my cartoon for the Pro Bono website:

Young in aged care pic

‘It’s in the system’ is meant to be reassuring – maybe it’s a cheque that’s not arrived, a form has got lost… but what if it is a person?

Click here to see other cartoons on the Pro Bono website.

The weekly cartoon on the Pro Bono website is usually inspired by posts on their news page.

Pro Bono is Australia’s leading online news service for the Not for Profit sector.

This week two articles stood out: one on homelessness, the other on the aged care sector. I did two cartoons – below –  click here to see which one was published.