Chatting with retired district nurse Marita Lukies

Our founder Bev chats to Marita Lukies who is a retired community health care nurse.  Read more »

Stella Wilkie – 100 years and counting

By Kate Grant

Stella Wilkie was born on December 6, 1915 making her the grand age of 100, and only half way to 101.

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Max Buchanan– A career cut short

By Caitlin Matticoli, Swinburne University

If he hadn’t have suffered from a severe health condition at 59 years old, 85-year-old ex-pilot Max Buchanan is adamant he would “still be flying today”. Read more »

A Look inside: Palliative Care

By Rebecca Turner

Palliative care is the end of life initiative that is put in place to make patients and family as comfortable as possible during heartbreaking times.

In Australia, palliative care had a 56 per-cent increase over the 10 year period of 1999-2009, with one in three patients dying while under palliative care.

This initiative is not only offered in hospitals but at patient’s homes and hospices.

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The view from a aged care student

By Bev Wilkinson

The curiosity to see what was on the other side of working with seniors is what made me apply to an aged care course.

If you asked me a year ago if I would ever consider this course, I really don’t think I would have applied.

First thing that would have to come to mind are duties including showering seniors and having to assist in the toilet. Read more »

Celebrate Living History Profile: of an Aged Care Nurse.

By Stephanie Dunbar

Working in the aged care industry is not a job for the faint hearted. It involves lots of patience, long hours and constant focused attention.

Celebrate Living History was fortunate enough to gain a glimpse into the day-to-day work of an aged care nurse, Jacqui.

Jacqui works as a nurse at one of the Catholic Homes in Victoria and has humbly asked that we do not reveal her full name. Read more »

I see you

By Bev Wilkinson

I was chatting to a senior and she told me there comes a time in your life that you become invisible.

Suddenly your not there and people don’t see you, maybe because the blinkers have been taken off my eyes but I asked how? But I can see you?

She told me sometimes she could be physically there but ignored, people don’t think she is anyone special just a little old lady.

Then pointed at me and said one day it could be you.

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