Outback aged care demands see young women gain skills and jobs by looking after elders on country.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Now, a group of young women in WA's remote north is working to change the status quo by learning the necessary skills to care for their elders.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has highlighted a "significant gap" in culturally appropriate services and the deep pain caused by elders being forced into nursing homes hundreds of kilometres from their families.
The program at the Kapululangu Aboriginal Women's Law and Culture Centre in Balgo has provided the women a rare pathway to employment and an avenue to support their older relatives.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has heard of a "significant gap" in culturally appropriate care for remote elderly folk
One program, based in Balgo, is changing that by training young local women to care for elderly relatives
The program is a pathway to employment while helping to strengthen connections between families