Mistreated nursing home residents ‘better off in a concentration camp’

Mistreated nursing home residents ‘better off in a concentration camp’

Traumatised relatives have raised shocking claims that their loved ones were left to die unnecessarily or in great pain because of a critical lack of staff and training in nursing homes.

The ABC’s Lateline program has spoken to many people about their loved ones’ experiences in nursing homes across Australia.

Why is it that experiences of families who are telling us about older people dying in pain... does not get the same response from the Australian public as cattle being shipped overseas?

Repeated surveys find that 20 to 50 per cent of nursing home residents are malnourished, and the Australian Medical Association says there are not enough doctors to visit residents.

The Nursing Federation says there are not enough properly trained carers, while Palliative Care Australia says only one in five residents receive proper palliative care.

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