NURSING homes in Canberra may have to install fire sprinklers thanks to the NSW Government reforms and campaigning from CPSA.
LAST week, ABC’s Lateline put together a harrowing program which looked at poor nursing home care and how the experience leaves many families traumatised.
The program described aged care in Australia as a “national human rights emergency”.
The visuals and stories told on Lateline were very confronting: one resident’s family said that their relative, a World War II concentration camp survivor, would be better off back in a concentration camp than the nursing home.
THE COUNCIL on the Ageing Australia (COTA) has come under fire at recent Senate Estimates over its being awarded Government contracts while being a client of a private lobby firm.
CPSA HAS received some calls about the family home and what can happen if the owner(s) go into aged care.