HealthTalk interviewed 56 people (including six couples) about their experiences of ageing. Our researchers travelled to urban and regional areas throughout Australia to talk to people in their own homes. Participants spoke about what is important to them as they age; and what it feels like to be getting older – physically, mentally and in their social context. They talked about their changing personal relationships, pragmatic life decisions, health, illness and death.
The top three employing industries in WA are currently Health Care and Social Assistance, Construction and Retail Trade. One key difference in employment composition relates to WA having a higher proportion of workers employed in the mining industry (6.7%) compared to nationally (1.8%).
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What is it really like working with older people?
This website will show you many interesting aspects of ageing and introduce you to some of the rewarding ways that nurses can engage with older people in their work. An excellent resource!