A transformed aged care facility in Bridgetown that has reaped the benefits of a $7.8 million overhaul was yesterday unveiled to the community for the first time.
The Lower South West aged care sector is set to receive a massive boost after upgrades for facilities in both Bridgetown and Manjimup.
Police have been called in to investigate the death of a resident at the trouble-plagued Regis Aged Care home in Nedlands.
The WA Planning Commission has used COVID-19 emergency project powers to approve a controversial four-storey nursing home between two narrow Nedlands residential streets.
Watching the Royal Commission into Aged Care reminded me that living — and dying — comfortably is a privilege few Australians in aged care have. Perhaps the secret is to avoid the system entirely.
Ben HarveyChief Reporter
Arriving at his father’s Mandurah aged care home for a dinner visit, the last thing Bob Ayling expected was to be pulled into a room and told the 89-year-old had died five days earlier.
The WA Ombudsman will investigate why it took 10 days to tell the family of Perth great-grandmother Joyce Savage that she had passed away.
It’s almost two years since I lost my dad, who died alone in an aged care home following a short battle with cancer. I was there every day. This is what I saw in those two weeks.
Squalor, sexual abuse, neglect, humiliation and starvation. Standards of ‘care’ so appalling that residents long for death.
A 10-day delay for a family to find out about Perth great-grandmother Joyce Savage’s death has been described as ‘very poor’ by aged care advocates.
An investigation into why it took more than a week to notify the family of Perth great-grandmother Joyce Savage that she had died will be launched, WA Premier Mark McGowan has revealed.
The Federal Government is set to inject nearly half a billion dollars into aged care immediately in response to disturbing findings from the royal commission into the sector.
A society can be judged by the way it treats its most vulnerable members. So why does Australia treat its older people as expensive and inconvenient burden, to be looked after as cheaply as possible?
Perth woman Kaye Davis is demanding answers after finding out about her mother’s passing only when asked to collect her possessions from a nursing home — 10 days after the great-grandmother died.
Two elderly people have been given four times the correct amount of the coronavirus vaccine. The doctor who administered the jabs has been stood down as an investigation takes place.
Western Australia’s largest-ever vaccine roll-out has moved from front-line workers to aged care residents and they have a message for vaccine fence-sitters.
Doctors may soon be able to use simple blood tests to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, a new ECU study has revealed — decades before any symptoms develop.
YOUR MONEY: An oversupply of spaces means big saving on costs for people needing to place a loved one into aged care.
The alarming stats were revealed after a Perth aged care home was slapped with sanctions following allegations of abuse towards residents.
Residents inside a western suburbs’ aged care home, linked to two deaths, face an ‘immediate and severe’ risk to their health and safety, the national watchdog has declared.
Michael Traill and Jessica Page
Police are investigating another case of alleged elderly abuse at a Perth Regis Aged Care facility after the daughter of a resident claimed carers at the facility made her mother’s injuries worse.
Anna Hay and Daryna Zadvirna
Regis Aged Care executives who flew in from Victoria are being allowed into the company's Nedlands facility to deal with allegations of elder abuse - on one condition.
Police have launched an investigation into shocking accusations of elder abuse and serious neglect inside a western suburbs aged-care home.
Australia is facing a ‘massive hangover’ from the COVID-19 crisis that has decimated its economy. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Here’s some of the key reaction to today’s momentous Budget.
Sarah Ison and Annabel Hennessy
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