From an episode of Breakfasters
Breakfasters: Addressing The Aged Care Crisis with Sarah-Holland Batt
Sarah-Holland Batt is a poet, editor, critic and faculty member for Creative Writing at the Queensland University of Technology. Recently, Sarah testified to the Royal Commission’s inquiry into aged care and safety, which she has reflected on in her recent Griffith Review article "Magical Thinking and the Aged Care Crisis". Sarah discusses this article, as well as the distressing experiences that she had with the aged care system when her father entered a care facility. She speaks to some of the issues affecting the aged care system, which include the casualised workforce, lack of qualified staff, and endemic issues around resident health.