Abuse in Nursing Homes

Abuse in Nursing Homes

15 MAY, 2017 Abuse Bureaucratic bungling Consequences Abuse in nursing homes has raised it’s ugly head again, with an article in this weekend’s Australian titled ‘Lethal care: Insulin murders’. The article documents serial murder, going on...
Closed circuit TV in nursing homes

Closed circuit TV in nursing homes

31 AUGUST, 2015 Sexual Physical and Emotional abuse 87% of relatives support the use of closed circuit tv in nursing homes Physical, sexual and emotional abuse of elderly and disabled people is a chronic and entrenched issue. It is a historical problem that has been...
Basic tests, unnecessary errors

Basic tests, unnecessary errors

Frail, elderly people and busy, error prone hospitals are a bad combination Constantly changing nursing shifts,  pressure for beds and rushed discharges. The trigger for errors is always there. And the longer elderly people stay in hospital, the higher the risks of...
Nursing home death ignored

Nursing home death ignored

How a man ended up dead from an insulin overdose only a month after being admitted to a nursing home And five years later no one had been held responsibleWhile mainstream media publishes stories of mistreatment in aged care sector, the truth is only a small number of...