Jul 22, 2020

Man pleads not guilty to the manslaughter of aged care resident


A 60-year-old aged care resident has pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter of an 89-year-old woman in an aged care home in Canberra in 2018.

Mario Amato stands accused of assaulting a fellow resident in a nursing home in the suburb of Campbell in Canberra’s inner south.

Police revealed that paramedics took the woman to hospital with multiple injuries including a fractured hip before she passed away in December 2018.

The statement of facts regarding this case has not yet be tendered to the court, but Mr. Amato is currently free on bail and expected back in court in August.

Mr Amato had shared his experiences as a younger person living in aged care last year at a Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety hearing.

Mr Amato revealed that he was forced to move into a nursing home in his mid-50s after suffering a stroke-induced injury to his frontal lobe.


Photo credit – iStock – Emir Culjevic

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  1. Well where do you place a loved one with mental illness
    No options but aged care facility
    Mental health services are not available


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