Numbulwar elder Mildred Numamurdirdi is forced to live 800 kilometres from her home. Hundreds of kilometres from home, physically sick and longing for her country, Mildred Numamurdirdi was placed into a Palmerston aged care facility where she cried for a month without cease. Remote Aboriginal elderly people struggle in aged care a long way from family, culture, and country, a GP says Almost one in five Territorians who need aged care services are Indigenous — more than 13 times the national average Older people are not getting enough to eat because they use their Centrelink allowances to feed children first, the royal commission heard As the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety held its first hearing in the Northern Territory, the Numbulwar traditional owner told of the heartache and homesickness of being forced to live so far from family due to a lack of remote services. "I […]