Sedative medications and restraint belts are too often given to aged care residents with dementia to stop them wandering, prevent falls, or manage "difficult" behaviour.
There are systemic problems with the way mainstream schooling treats students with disabilities. A Royal Commission would shed light on these issues and give us a way forward to a more equal future.
New regulations to stop the use of physical restraint on the elderly recognise a serious problem in our aged care system. But in order to really fix this issue, we need to address what's causing it.
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.
What was shown on Four Corners was cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment – if not torture.