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The Column
Stop the secrecy and change the culture
06 October 2013
A resident of a nursing home dies and the family is summoned. A doctor issues a death certificate. A priest performs last rites. But four days later things change. A junior staff member - a nursing student- claims that there was a tragic accident and that the truth has not been told to the family or the doctor....... >> 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


Norma’s Project: preventing the sexual assault of older women

Norma’s Project is calling for older women, family members and service providers to participate in confidential interviews about older women who have been sexually assaulted after the age of 65. The purpose of the interviews is to help identify strategies for prevention.

This project is a collaboration between the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University and: the National Ageing Research Institute; the McCaughey Centre; The Centre for Women’s Health, Gender and Society; Alzheimer’s Australia and the Council on the Ageing, Victoria.

For further information about the project or participating in an interview, please visit: