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.
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.
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.
Hunting superbugs among the aged
Nursing homes are coming under the spotlight in the ongoing antimicrobial resistance war.
Back from the brink
A sudden funding change plunged a youth service into an existential crisis. To survive required a radical shift in how it operated.
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.
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
Lecturer, Occupational Therapy
Senior Lecturer, Department of Accounting
Professor of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Assistant Lecturer and Research Assistant, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Senior Lecturer, Sociology
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
Head, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Department of Forensic Medicine
Lecturer, Department of Accounting
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