Many older people in care die prematurely—and not from natural causes

ANALYSIS

Although confronting to contemplate, residents die prematurely due to injury and violence.


Most readers may be surprised to learn that frail older people living in residential aged care services, often referred to as nursing homes or care facilities, die prematurely. We tend to think the deaths of older people, and especially those in care, are due to natural causes. But although confronting to contemplate, residents die prematurely due to injury and violence. The Conversation

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