Shocking cases highlight neglect and abuse within nursing homes

Melinda Walsh, of Queensland, said she would cry after leaving her mother Pamela (pictured), who was in a care center for seniors.

A series of horrific cases of abuse and neglect in nursing homes has generated concerns about the treatment of patients.

Melinda Walsh, of Queensland, said she would cry after leaving her mother Pamela, who was in a care center for the elderly.

"It could last a couple of days, four or five days in a row and we would realize that my mother will wear the same underwear, it really was very distressing for us," she said.

Melinda Walsh, of Queensland, said she would cry after leaving her mother Pamela (pictured), who was in a care center for seniors.

Melinda Walsh, of Queensland, said she would cry after leaving her mother Pamela (pictured), who was in a care center for seniors.

His mother would cry and beg to return home and at one point his life situation was no better than a prison cell, he told A Current Affair.

Prakash Paudyal, 35, was charged earlier this month after images secretly filmed by Ayda Celine allegedly captured him attacking his father.

In the video filmed last month, David Nabulsi, 82, can be beaten repeatedly with a shoe at a facility in Seaforth, on the beaches of North Sydney.

She told the program: It's devastating and mentally I do not sleep anymore. I'm there seven days a week because I do not trust the people who care for him. "

In Melbourne, Billy Avialiotis, who has cerebral palsy and was in the hospital after a brain injury, was caught in a video that was strangled by a nurse.

That nurse has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

Prakash Paudyal (pictured), 35, was charged earlier this month after secretly filming images of Ayda Celine

Prakash Paudyal (pictured), 35, was charged earlier this month after secretly filming images of Ayda Celine

Prakash Paudyal (pictured), 35, was charged earlier this month after secretly filming images of Ayda Celine

Your sisters just want to know that your brother is in proper care and that he is properly cared for.

Craig Gear, CEO of the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) said that staff at the elderly care facility need adequate training.

"We need to be alert to abuses and people should call people like us in OPAN if they feel there are concerns about elder abuse," he said.

The population of Australia over 65 is expected to reach 8.8 million over the next 40 years, according to the Australian Institute of Welfare and Health.

Currently, only five percent of older Australians live in sheltered housing, such as nursing homes.

The federal government has announced an increase of $ 106 million to help the care industry.

In Melbourne, Billy Avialiotis, who has cerebral palsy and was in the hospital after a brain injury, was caught in a video that was strangled by a nurse.

In Melbourne, Billy Avialiotis, who has cerebral palsy and was in the hospital after a brain injury, was caught in a video that was strangled by a nurse.

In Melbourne, Billy Avialiotis, who has cerebral palsy and was in the hospital after a brain injury, was caught in a video that was strangled by a nurse.

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