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.
The aged care workforce is 90% women and 30% migrant. The royal commission might find that's why it lacks clout.
Australia’s rich diversity is reflected in its older population. It's time our nursing homes do the same.
It's all very well having rights. But what do these rights really mean when you're with your GP, in hospital or in a nursing home?
Bureaucratic 'red tape' has contributed to the current crisis in our aged care system. We need a system of accountability that focuses more on residents' outcomes, and less on processes.
Ever more Americans are using digital cameras to keep an eye on elderly relatives who live in nursing homes. This surveillance may violate patients' privacy and demoralize their caretakers.
While the majority of aged care funding comes from government, residents also have to contribute. Here's how the payment system works.
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.
Eliminating sexual assault in nursing homes is a major challenge which starts with acknowledging it exists and recognising the scale of this abuse.
Amid concerns about their quality of care, aged care providers are getting bigger or getting out.
Australia's aged care sector is in trouble. Our experts have previously explored the complex aspects of the system, exposing where the problems are, and have been for some time.
As the Wettlaufer inquiry wraps up for the summer, an international research team offers suggestions on how to make nursing homes as good as they can possibly be.
The NDIS has started to reduce the admissions of young people with disabilities to aged care facilities, but more than 6,000 are still waiting for more suitable accommodation.
Outcomes are better when people with dementia are in home-like care rather than standard nursing homes.
The Trump administration wants to privatize more of the federal bureaucracy. New research suggests this can lead to discrimination in essential government services.
Most elderly Canadians do not receive the end-of-life care they desire. A new study hopes to rectify this.
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.