Death in a 5 star nursing home

The Column
Paying more but getting the same
02 July 2014
The aged-care reforms, Living Longer, Living Better, (LLLB) introduced by the former Labor Government, and supported by the present Government, came into effect this month. The changes are mostly structural ones designed to address issues related to funding both residential and community care for an ageing...... >> read more

... I have gone into a number of frail aged facilities and seen so many residents who are malnourished or teetering on the edge of malnutrition ... "

— Karen Abbey, University of Queensland, 2010

Legal Issues Column
An alternative to the resolution of aged care disputes
31 January 2013
Complainer or Consumer Claimer? What would you do? An alternative to the resolution of aged care disputes Aged Care residents are also consumers Although significant resources are devoted to dealing with complaints by residents and their families...... >> read more

... Up to 6,000 elderly people could be dying prematurely each year because of widespread over prescription of powerful drugs to dementia patients in nursing homes ..."

—ABC Lateline, 17 August 2012

... many people are shocked to learn there are no staff/resident ratios (or minimum care hours) for residents in Australian aged care facilities ... "

— Aged Care Crisis

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