Shaking up aged care
Aged care in Australia has a terrible reputation, but our Dutch neighbours are putting systems in place to make care for the elderly a more enjoyable experience. Humanitas is an aged care home in the Netherlands who treat their residents more like flatmates. The organization gives free accomodation to a number of university students in exchange for them spending time with the residents. Together they watch sports, they gossip – the oldies are even taught the skill of beer pong.
We were joined by Socio Professor Ralph Hampson from the University of Melbourne to offer some insight on how we could be using the same principle in Australia and why it’s time to reimagine the aged care sector.