High Male Mortality Rates In Nursing Homes

The Australian Department of Health and Ageing reports that nearly 25% of males entering nursing homes in that country die within the first three months, and a third of aged care residents survive less than a year.  Men fare worst than women, with about half dying within a year, and only 12 per cent living in care for more than five years.  Poor nursing home care is not isolated to the USA, and demands should be made of watchdog groups around the globe for greater compassion in caring for our older citizens.

Click to read Ben Packham’s article in the Herald Sun.

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