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National

National

Older Aussies Aren't As 'Behind The Times' As Some Think

2 min read

Stereotyping older Australians as being left behind by technology is both "unfounded" and "harmful", as new research finds many are active online. 

Exclusive

Exclusive

'Disgraceful': Cat Snapped Eating Residents' Food At Aged Care Facility

4 min read

Photos have emerged of a cat appearing to eat a meal about to be served to residents at a Victorian aged care facility.

News

News

How These Aged Care Residents Manage To Travel The World

1 min read

With the help of virtual reality headsets, these elderly Australians are using technology to up their exercise routine and 'visit' famous landmarks abroad.

National

National

Hidden Restraints, Unthinkable Assaults: Horrors Of Aged Care System Exposed

4 min read

As the aged care royal commission kicked off in Sydney this week, harrowing stories emerged of loved ones being left strapped to chairs for hours and workers facing traumatic assaults on the job.

Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle

Are There Health Benefits In Tripping Out Of Your Mind?

4 min read

For decades, psychedelics such as LSD, magic mushrooms, mescaline and DMT have been depicted as gateway drugs to madness, but recent research seems to indicate they may actually help keep us sane.

Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn

Slaps, Starvation, Maggots... Aged Care Is Broken And It's Our Job To Fix It

5 min read

“Hello Gary. I’ve just woken from a nap, so I’m feeling lazy. Peel me a grape,” Douglas, who’s in his 80s, says to me.

National

National

Aged Care Worker Jailed For 'Vicious' Shoe Attack On Dementia Patient

3 min read

A former aged care worker caught on hidden camera attacking a dementia patient with a shoe has been sentenced to a maximum eight months jail.

News

News

Will The Royal Commission Restore Faith In The Aged Care System?

2 min read

Over the next year, the royal commission will uncover systemic failures and horrific abuse perpetrated against the elderly.

News

News

Aged Care Worker Pleads Guilty To Shocking Assault

1 min read

An aged care worker has pleaded guilty to a shocking assault on an 82-year-old man in his care which was caught on camera.

World

World

Heartbreaking Reactions When A Woman Delivers Dolls To Dementia Patients

1 min read

For those living with dementia, life can be overwhelming and confusing. 

Crime

Crime

102-Year-Old Man Charged With Indecent Assault Of Nursing Home Resident

1 min read

A man accused of indecent assault is the oldest person charged with a criminal offence in NSW in nearly a quarter of a century.

National

National

Industry In Crisis: Australia's Elderly Deserve Better

4 min read

Under staffing, poor food, over use of medication and restricted facilities are just the tip of the iceberg.

Politics

Politics

Left In Soiled Clothes: Family Shocked At Aged Care Home Care

5 min read

Kristina Shepherd's father George was in the Bupa Seaforth aged care home for just 21 days before she pulled him out.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Flooding Fears In North Carolina, Renewed Pill Testing Calls

3 min read

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