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.
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.