About 200,000 Australians live in retirement villages, but some are paying dearly to do so, signing up to complicated contracts and worrying the money they are spending now may leave them unable to afford aged care when they need it.
The victims rarely complain and usually they die before they have their day in court. That leaves us to address the problem, writes Joseph Ibrahim.
We spoke with 80 pensioners about whether they were lonely. The results varied wildly and there was an often overlooked variable in play, write Alan Morris and Andrea Verdasco.
It's the "perfect storm", as far as the government's fiscal fortunes go: the population has been ageing, life expectancy has improved and the budget keeps taking the hit, writes Emma Alberici.
For most, the voting process is simple. But what happens when you cannot vote? Or you turn 18 after the election's called? We answer your questions.
The Australian Electoral Commission investigates a complaint that a Liberal Party volunteer helped elderly people with dementia to vote in a mobile polling booth at a Melbourne nursing home.
The competition watchdog is taking Bupa Aged Care to court alleging that for more than a decade it charged residents for numerous expensive services it never provided.
Thousands of ageing Australians who were abused while in institutional care as children now face the "terrifying" prospect of entering an aged care system that reckons with its own allegations of misconduct.
Stronger regulations limiting the use of physical and chemical restraints in aged care homes will take effect from July after evidence emerged earlier this year showing dementia patients strapped to their chairs.
Once again, the Opposition Leader's claim on aged-care funding cuts has been found to be misleading.