Melbourne aged care residents ‘incarcerated’ in rooms for two months

3 weeks ago

Daughter says mother’s health has rapidly deteriorated since she was confined with no access to visitors or time outside

Elderly residents of a Victorian aged care home have been confined to their rooms for more than two months without visitors or trips outside for fresh air, which family members say is distressing and leading to a decline in their health.

Meg Mappin said her 98-year-old mother, a resident of Mercy Place in Parkville, and all other residents of the home have been “totally confined to their rooms for 66 days with no idea when they may be able to move out of their rooms again”.

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