• I am over 50
  • I am struggling to make ends meet
  • I want a quality affordable home
  • I want help when I need it
  • I Want A Good Life

Does locking seniors inside nursing homes really keep them safe?

by Comms

ABC's Lateline program looked into the question 'Does locking seniors inside nursing homes really keep them safe?' We don't believe so, we have always taken an open door approach.

As stated by Bryan Lipmann, CEO and founder of Wintringham, our motto is "a home 'til stumps".

"That's what we try to create — a home. And you don't lock yourself into a home," he said.

"I think if a person is in a locked facility, it will unnecessarily stress them."

Read the full article here: 


Norman Hermant examines the practice of locking the elderly inside Australian nursing homes. Many aged care facilities lock residents inside for their safety and security. However, researchers say there is no data to support such a widespread practice and locking the elderly inside nursing homes could be doing them harm.

Watch the full video here:


How Can We Help You?
If you are over 50, struggling to make ends meet, want a quality affordable home and help when you need it. If you want a good life then contact us on 03 9034 4824.
Who We Are

Wintringham is a not-for-profit welfare organisation created to address the scourge of elderly homelessness. Wintringham Housing is registered in the state of Victoria as a Housing Association.

How Can You Help Us?
Wintringham values the critical roles of staff and volunteers. We also welcome donations and the generosity of philanthropic partners.
Back To Top