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Home care admin fees emerge as key issue

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This week the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety returned to Adelaide for hearings about home care.

One of the first witnesses was Lyndal Henderson, who pointed out being gay posed special problems. Her partner Veda, who had early onset dementia, had pleaded with her “don’t put me in a home”.

Veda is a retired rock musician. She was a member of a group called The Party Girls. Her rare form of dementia was diagnosed at 61 and now she’s 68.

Lyndal told the Commission neither Veda nor herself have family nearby. She had concerns about dealing with a traditional “faith-based” care provider.

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Source:
Ian Henschke, 2019, National Seniors (https://nationalseniors.com.au/)

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