Elder abuse is basically any act than can cause harm or distress to an elderly person. It can be psychological, physical, emotional or financial. All to often the victim will not complain or if they do, no one listens.
Since 2012 the United Nations has designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to help shed light on the abuse and suffering that is all to often inflicted upon our older generations.
After working in the banking industry for several decades, Christina made the change to become a Direct Support Worker. She wanted a rewarding career where she could help those in the community who needed it most. The sick, the aged and the disabled. As a Direct Support Worker, she puts a smile on the face of her clients and makes a real tangible difference to their lives.
Donna has been working with Accuro Homecare since May 2016. She has a Certificate III in Community Services - Disability Work and has attended training in Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia provided by Alzheimers Australia. She provides domestic support, personal care, meal preparation, transport and social support for her clients.
As of the 1st of February this year NDIS has made some changes to the price guide structure used by NDIS providers.
As per a recommendation from the Independent Pricing Review, a Very High Intensity pricing tier has been introduced for people with complex needs. This allows providers to charge a higher rate for supports that require staff with more skill and experience.