Twenty years since the Aged Care Act was introduced, the situation for older Australians remains dire. They're sicker and have more complex care needs, but little access to medical care.
The rising global prevalence of dementia, particularly in the nursing home population, means aggressive behaviours between residents will increasingly be an issue.
Evacuating nursing home residents during a disaster can be even more dangerous than staying put.
The negative effects of job loss have been well-documented and fairly well-understood. But why would studies also suggest that health improves during a recession? The reasons may surprise you.
Medicaid, a state-federal entitlement program that people associate only with the poor, pays for care for more than six in 10 nursing home residents. That could be you, or someone you love.
Tips from a care home expert on what questions to ask when picking a care home for yourself, a friend or relative.
A report that recommends 43 ways to prevent elder abuse acknowledges we don't even know how often it occurs in Australia.
We tend to consider the deaths of older people, and especially those in care, are due to natural causes. But new research shows how many die from injuries and violence.
Poor oral health in our nursing homes can lead to many complications, including choking to death. Here's how family and staff can help advocate for better care.
Older people in nursing homes or aged care facilities are often locked up "for their own safety", which new research says isn't usually needed.
As our population ages and life expectancy increases so does the need for comprehensive health and care services for older people.
Nursing home providers looking to cut costs are bypassing registered nurses and employing less-skilled personal care attendants (PCAs) who aren't trained for the job.
As this will be the final home for many older people, nursing homes are seen as God's waiting room.