A staff member at Carinity Fairfield Grange home has raised the alarm over five mysterious at the Queensland nursing home.
The residents’ deaths, which occurred over the past 12 months, are currently being investigated by police.
All five residents were receiving palliative care from the one doctor, who has now been reported.
Carinity CEO, Jon Campbell, explained that they took immediate action when the matter was brought to them.
"As soon as we became aware of the breach of procedure...
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A National Plan to address elder abuse will be developed to ensure the protection of older people in our community.
Attorney-General, Christian Porter, announced the National Plan today, in a speech to the Fifth National Elder Abuse Conference in Sydney.
The Council of Attorneys-General, comprising the Commonwealth and all State and Territory Attorneys-General, has agreed to work together to develop the Plan.
"This is a key first step in bringing government, business and community stakeholders together to properly address this...
Australia has an ageing population, and with that come a growing number of older people being admitted to hospital.
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, approximately 41% of all hospital admissions were for people over 65. Many of these people are elderly, frail and may have other medical conditions, such as dementia.
Older people who are admitted to hospital need to be treated differently to how a younger person or a child is treated.
This is usually...
Pioneer Lodge has officially failed it's audit as published in a report by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency yesterday.
Of the 44 quality standards that must be met, the aged care facility failed 13 of them, including clinical care, medication, pain management and nutrition. This all occurred during an unannounced spot check last month.
The Blue Care facility is already under fire for cutting it’s staff down from 24 to 16 over the last year.
The report read: "The home does not...