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.
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.
Murder in the family
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 – when living better means living longer
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.
Resident-on-resident aggression under the microscope
Rising dementia in the nursing home population means violent behaviours will increasingly be an issue.