lousy pay has and always will be the main problem with aged care facilities. It's right up there with child care as a difficult job for lousy money. As it's mostly privitised this won't be changing any time soon.
Older people (in nursing homes/retirement villages/community centres) connected with local businesses to help with basic tasks (ie: labelling, folding,mending, knitting beanies for newborns in public hospitals).
People living alone who do not have any care are susceptible to many instances of health and danger problems which can happen during the night. Most people these days have mobile phones. If they don't "wake up" then they may not be "discovered"!!!
Nursing sisters with 40 years plus experience are being sidelined by AHPRA due to not meeting the standards for nurses going into the fast pace hospital environment which geriatric aged care does not require.