Fraser: Churches should help care for elderly
INDEPENDENT SENATOR Sir Henry Fraser today called on churches to set up day care centres for the elderly.
During a speech in the Senate, Sir Henry said such centres would meet the needs of several elderly folks who needed to be taken care of but who did not want to spend the entire day away from home.
He complained about the quality of service offered by some homes for the elderly, saying that in some cases the elderly could face a “living death”.
He made the comments during debate on a bill to amend the Health Services Act. (TY)