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From board member to gardener, in Australia’s aged care we are all on the brink | Anonymous

We feel the grip of winter and Covid returning, and we are trying to find our feet in the face of too many risks and not enough resources

I’m often asked by people what it is that keeps me in a role with both nursing and management responsibilities in residential aged care. So many amazing people who used to stand beside me have succumbed to the pressure and moved into community aged care. Some have moved back to nursing in hospitals or even into the retail sector. Others have stayed in the sector but shifted to homes within the public sector, or larger aged care groups, where they feel more protected from the squeeze.

I am still hanging in there but I am feeling the fear and tension tightening again with my battle-weary friends and colleagues who work in residential aged care.

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