This week there has been an unprecedented level of attention on the aged care sector after the Government called for a Royal Commission to address quality concerns, and amid harrowing revelations by Four Corners.
Last night, the ABC’s ‘Matter of Fact’ continued the focus on the sector, speaking to three industry leaders, Annie Butler Federal Secretary of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, Ian Yates AM, Chief Executive of the Council of the Ageing, and John Pollaers OAM, former Chair of...
Caroline Egan has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years. She has worked across several sectors, including banking, finance, economics, real estate, and aged care. She was Managing Editor at Macquarie Bank for several years, and also spent a number of years presenting financial market news on television and radio for CommSec. Caroline loves playing Scrabble, going to the movies with her funny children, and walking in nature.
Following numerous reports, inquiries, and reviews of the aged care sector over several years, the Government has announced an Aged Care Royal Commission only one day before a damning Four Corners report goes to air.
The Four Corners report will reveal neglect, mistreatment and understaffing in aged care, with personal accounts from nurses, therapists, and consultants who have worked in the industry. The allegations stem from the ABC’s largest ever crowdsourcing exercise; 4,000 people contributed to the report...
Police have arrested a man following a “disgraceful” assault at an aged care facility on Sydney’s northern beaches.
Police have alleged that a 35-year-old staff member assaulted an elderly resident.
A video filmed between 26 August and 29 August 2018, shows the staff member repeatedly hitting the 82-year-old man with a shoe, roughly pulling off his shirt, and dragging him down on the bed.
The member of staff was arrested on Wednesday and taken to Manly Police Station, where he...
Police saw a carer punching, slapping and verbally abusing an elderly woman after they received a tip-off from a concerned neighbour.
When police arrived at the elderly woman’s home in Thirroul, south of Sydney, on Friday night, they saw her carer, 26-year old Alicia Gawronski, punching her on the thigh after she had fallen down.
Police reported they could also hear yelling and moaning sounds coming from within the elderly woman’s home.
The elderly woman, who is 81 and has...