Photo: Aged care homes look after some of our society’s most vulnerable people. (Flickr: Candida.Performa) There was a star witness at the Aged Care Royal Commission last week. In explosive evidence, he told of regulators who pay "lip service" to the welfare of the elderly but are so desensitised to poor care they allow bad nursing homes to stay open. He attacked the Government’s constant "consultation" on policy and the influence of the $22 billion aged care industry while families and advocates remain weak. In short, he summed up what he saw as a broken regulatory system putting the elderly at grave risk. Bruising critique The critique was even more bruising because it didn’t come from grassroots consumer advocates who’ve been calling for a royal commission for years. Photo: Professor Ron Paterson has attacked the policy on aged care. (Supplied: It came from Professor Ron Paterson, an international […]