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Monash study reveals the lonely facts behind suicide in Australian nursing homes

A world first study of suicide amongst Australian nursing home residents has found that 141 people killed themselves while in care over a 13 year period.

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Hurricane Irma nursing home deaths shows stark dilemma of whether to stay put or evacuate

The death of Florida nursing home residents whose air-conditioning failed last week during Hurricane Irma highlights the tragic consequences of some of our most vulnerable citizens during a natural disaster.

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Elder abuse report ignores impact on people’s health

The good news is that Australia is doing something positive to improve the lives of our parents and grandparents. The bad news is we can no longer pretend there are golden years awaiting us all in old age.

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World first study reveals increase in premature deaths in Australian nursing homes

The first comprehensive study of deaths in Australian nursing homes has been published today, revealing a more than 400 per cent increase in the incidence of premature and potentially preventable deaths of nursing home residents over the past

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Many older people in care die prematurely, and not from natural causes

Most readers may be surprised to learn that frail older people living in residential aged care services, often referred to as nursing homes or care facilities, die prematurely. We tend to think the deaths of older people, and especially those in

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2 Monash study of global medication errors in nursing homes reveals surprising results

Monash study of global medication errors in nursing homes reveals surprising results

Monash researchers have published a unique review of international data to determine the prevalence of medication errors in nursing homes leading to hospitalisation or death.

Medicine & health