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.
Where the heart is
When it comes to people’s homes, neither Di Winkler nor Dan McKenna are prepared to accept the status quo. They're challenging traditional housing models for a greater social good.
Taking the superbug fight to nursing homes
Nursing homes are coming under the spotlight in the ongoing antimicrobial resistance war.
Summer Foundation: shining a light on disability housing
Monash alumna Dr Di Winkler is determined to change the systems that move young people with serious disabilities into nursing homes.
Medicine and pharmacy cross the divide in collaborative care initiative
A thunderstorm asthma scenario was the starting point of an innovative collaborative care initiative.
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.
Too many Australians living in nursing homes take their own lives
Around 140 Australian nursing-home residents have taken their own lives between 2000 and 2013, our new study shows
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.
Housing shortfall for young people living in nursing homes
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) alone cannot resolve the issue of young people living in nursing homes.
Professor of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Head, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Department of Forensic Medicine
Director of Pharmacy Education in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences