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Stories about "aged care":
With residents in aged care facilities making up the vast majority of overall deaths from COVID-19, is it time that we turned our attention to focus more on how we can stop the virus killing our elders?
Many aged care facilities have stopped residents leaving the premises. Many have reduced visits to one person per day, for one hour a day, and many have closed their doors entirely to outside visitors, including family, and this is causing distress for many aged folk.
Understaffing at the Feros Care nursing home in Bangalow has become so bad that the care and safety of residents is regularly being neglected, according to staff and people who have had loved ones living in the home.
Accusations that Catholic Healthcare, who run Coolamon Villa aged care in Mullumbimby, are removing a weeks holidays from aged care staff unfairly have been rebutted.
Under normal circumstances Australians do not spend much time thinking about aged care facilities. If we have to mention them, it is usually by way of euphemism: we talk of twilight homes, or God’s waiting room.
The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...