Ive been doing cert 3 in aged care since feb and have just started work experience.
Only a couple of days in so I know its early days.
Ive been placed in the dementia wing and honestly its not at all what I expected.
The residents seem bored and the carers don't make much effort to engage them. One carer I find to be quite mean and rough with the residents. Others not so bad but there doesn't seem to be a great deal of stimulation for the residents and the staff don't seem to do a great deal of caring...just jobs. Like showering, feeding, toileting and not much else. Where is the care/empowerment/fun??
Would love some thoughts from those in the industry.