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.
Assistant Lecturer and Research Assistant, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery
Head, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Department of Forensic Medicine
Professor, Centre for Medicine Use & Safety
Research Fellow, Centre for Medicine Use & Safety