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AGED CARE FAIL: Will you let your parents die of neglect?

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Google Aged-Care in the news but be surprised for an avalanche of disheartening stories where not only are our aged being mistreated, but in many cases being neglected to the point of death … and no one is being held accountable.  It really has come down to this!

Over the three years of terminal cancer diagnosis, I have been a great advocate of our national health system that has not let me down throughout my illness.  It is so much better than anything the United States can offer but it is far from perfect.

Here is a small collection from today’s news services that represents three unnecessary deaths and a couple of other stuffups that our aged have to tolerate every day.  Will you wait until it happens to your parents before you take this issue seriously?

Woman dies of heart attack while strapped to toilet

A Victorian coroner has called for better education for aged care staff after an 89-year-old woman died while strapped to a toilet.

Elderly lady’s death ‘tragic and distressing’

The SA coroner says an elderly woman who was under her daughter’s care need not have died in the way she did.

Barbara Piro died at her Plympton home in 2008 while her daughter was in the United States.

Patient died after ‘harsh’ treatment

South Australia’s Coroner has found staff at an Adelaide nursing home were harsh and unsympathetic towards a dementia patient who died after being heavily sedated.

  • 96yo wins right to stay in Australia

    Posted 2 hours 39 minutes ago | Updated 34 minutes ago

    An ailing 96-year-old British woman has won the right to stay in northern Tasmania with her only surviving relatives.


Written by Greg Naylor

18 August 2011 at 2:34 pm

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