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Murder at the Jindalee Aged Care Residence

By 25 January 2012 9

A post-mortem on the 94-year-old man from the Jindalee Aged Care Residence has confirmed the death was not consistent with natural causes.

He appeared to have suffered facial injuries. Further pathology tests will be undertaken to determine the exact cause of death.

ACT Policing continue to investigate the suspicious death of the man.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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9 Responses to Murder at the Jindalee Aged Care Residence
#1
cranky8:44 pm, 25 Jan 12

Our family removed a relly from this institution three days after admission. A physically frail but 100% mentally alert individual, she was monstered by a fellow inmate, resulting in her being thrown from her bed to the floor.

A friendly nurse confirmed that there were 1 and a half mentally competent patients in this ward area, the rest being dementia affected.

The whole sorry story probably an indication of poor supervision, lack of resources, low profit, and in the current story, a lack of awareness.

R.I.P. It shouldn’t happen to a dog.

#2
knuckles10:24 pm, 25 Jan 12

cranky said :

Our family removed a relly from this institution three days after admission. A physically frail but 100% mentally alert individual, she was monstered by a fellow inmate, resulting in her being thrown from her bed to the floor.

They are patients, not inmates.

#3
sepi10:34 pm, 25 Jan 12

Best practice is to have single rooms for these oldies, but in reality a lot of places have shared rooms for two. It seems hard to make complete strangers who are unwell and losing their minds to try to share a room – most people have tyrouble eventually with share housing, let alone sharing their bedroom with someone they hardly know, who can’t remember who they are.

(I know nothing about this case though, or this nursing home.)

Getting anyone into a nursing home is hard enough, let alone to find it isn’t what you were hoping.

I think one benefit of the populous baby boomers getting the best of everything is that with any luck nursing homes will be quite plush and have plenty of room by the time we start needing them.

#4
jdacyummm10:52 pm, 25 Jan 12

They are also referred to as residents. They were actually called inmates prior to the Aged Care Act :(

#5
steveu7:34 am, 26 Jan 12

This is a very, very, very sad statement on our society Im sorry to say.

#6
Someonesmother10:41 am, 26 Jan 12

Personally I’m hoping that euthanasia is legal before I get tot his point. I don’t want to be a burden on my family who will be guilted in to providing care and visitation to someone who has no idea who they are. It is a very cruel disease and we put our animals out of their misery when they get too old. Just before you all go crazy, I am advocating this for myself as my choice to die with a bit of dignity. I watched my six year old son die an agonising death from cancer and he begged me to put him out of his misery so, just saying we should have the choice.

#7
LSWCHP11:28 am, 26 Jan 12

Someonesmother said :

Personally I’m hoping that euthanasia is legal before I get tot his point. I don’t want to be a burden on my family who will be guilted in to providing care and visitation to someone who has no idea who they are. It is a very cruel disease and we put our animals out of their misery when they get too old. Just before you all go crazy, I am advocating this for myself as my choice to die with a bit of dignity. I watched my six year old son die an agonising death from cancer and he begged me to put him out of his misery so, just saying we should have the choice.

I agree with you 100% about being able to to die with dignity at an appropriate time.

And I’m so sorry to hear about your son, my heart really goes out to you. The death of a child would have to be the worst thing for any parent to endure.

#8
nblzm5:14 pm, 31 Jan 12

cranky said :

Our family removed a relly from this institution three days after admission. A physically frail but 100% mentally alert individual, she was monstered by a fellow inmate, resulting in her being thrown from her bed to the floor.

A friendly nurse confirmed that there were 1 and a half mentally competent patients in this ward area, the rest being dementia affected.

The whole sorry story probably an indication of poor supervision, lack of resources, low profit, and in the current story, a lack of awareness.

R.I.P. It shouldn’t happen to a dog.

Sad that happen no doubt.

Your comment stating poor supervision is true and yet not, no nursing home has 1:1 supervision, there are no laws in ACT for patient to resident/patient ratio. Lack of resources what would that be? profit? whats that got to do with it? and awarness, that a far call.
And being told by a staff member that there were 1 1/2 mentally competent patients in this ward area? Who was this from a Assistant in nurse? or above? I find that comment very hard to believe.
Do you understand what dementia is? are you saying they are all agresive? very un true!!! fact!!!!
I have a family member there, and these things happen everywere, but no nursing home has to inform you when these things happen, they dont have too.
I find your comments insulting, and un-educated.
This happens in a lot of nursing homes, thats a fact, you just seem to be on a hunt.
And your dog comment, thats sad, people are not dogs
My family member has been treated great, things have happened but you know what, what do you expect from a aged care facility. It happens everywhere.

#9
rigseismic672:21 pm, 03 Nov 14

I visit this facility almost daily for a number of years now as I have an elderly relative ‘lodged’ here with severe high needs. Some of the residents do certainly have issues in regards to anger management. However imagine being taken from your normal home of many years and placed in their situation? many of these elderly people are not used to being in large groups such as Jindalee has in their common areas where up to 15 people can be watching TV together.
Most persons here would have been loners prior to entry (spouse has already passed away etc) and most never get any visitors for a number of reasons- the main one seeming to be that their families live interstate.
Some simply do not except this is where they have ended up (my family will come for me….).
I think the staff do the best they can and that if you want better care you need to be prepared to pay for it as some do at Jindalee- with private wings etc. The issue with that is the old age pension will not cover it- so you need to be somewhat of a self funded retiree.
Its not great but you can make a relatives stay here much nicer by visiting with home cooked meals, snacks, fresh coffee etc—all the things that you and me take for granted.
The staff at the bottom of the pecking order (who I see every day) are very good- they get a low wage and are mainly newcomers to Australia- for $27 per hour I certainly respect their efforts.

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