Preventing nursing home suicides
Expanding suicide prevention frameworks to include aged care residents, aligning nursing home life with community living, and improving residents' access to mental heath services is a good start.
Tales of neglect
The aged care royal commission's interim report paints a picture of a system in deep crisis. Its recommendations for action have some merit, but won't address what are underlying systemic problems.
Episode 15: The ageing population
For the first time in human history, the world's population is rapidly ageing, and in an ageist society we're ill-prepared to handle it. A Different Lens explores the challenges of an ageing population.
'It felt like a prison'
Around 6000 Australians aged under 65 live in nursing homes, cut off from their families and peers, with inadequate support for their disabilities.
Sore spot in aged care
Using pressure injury rates to target underperforming nursing homes is critical to improving Australia’s aged care system.
Refining pill regimes
Sixty-three per cent of Australian aged care residents take at least nine different medications regularly.
Restraint of the aged
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.
Too late for the old
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.
Lecturer, Occupational Therapy
Assistant Lecturer and Research Assistant, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Senior Lecturer, Sociology
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Department of Forensic Medicine
Senior lecturer, Management Accounting & Accounting Info Systems
Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery
Vivian Bullwinkel Chair Palliative Care, School of Nursing & Midwifery
Lecturer, (Practice) in Geriatrics
Lecturer, Curriculum & Pedagogy
Research Fellow, Centre for Medicine Use & Safety
Professor, Centre for Medicine Use & Safety
Adjunct lecturer, Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Teh Pei Lee
Associate Professor & Head, School of Business, Director, Gerontechnology Laboratory
Head, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Department of Forensic Medicine