Physical restraint doesn't protect patients – there are better alternatives
Regulating physical restraint of the elderly in nursing homes is a step in the right direction, but more still needs to be done to educate the sector on alternatives.
Aged care royal commission benefits Generation X: it's too late for the silent generation
By the time the aged care royal commission's recommendations lead to improvements in our nursing homes, four cohorts of residents will have died. Here's why.
What is parricide and how common is it in Australia?
The killing of a parent by his or her child is a relatively uncommon form of family violence. We need to know much more about it to prevent it.
Dignity of risk – living better to live longer in aged care
Society’s perception of aged care must change from being a place of protection to a place where people actually live – and that means more autonomy for residents.
Violence between residents in nursing homes can lead to death and demands our attention
Rising dementia in the nursing home population means violent behaviours will increasingly be an issue.