Review needed of police deployment to aged care after 95-year-old woman Tasered, says age discrimination commissioner

The age discrimination commissioner has said the deployment of police officers to respond to incidents in aged care homes should be reviewed after the Tasering of 95-year-old Claire Nowland.

Nowland, who weighs 43kg and lives with dementia, was Tasered by police after she was found armed with a steak knife in her home at an aged care facility in Cooma. She is in end-of-life care at Cooma district hospital after the incident caused her to fall and sustain life-threatening head injuries.

The commissioner, Dr Kay Patterson, said the incident was appalling and there should be a review into…

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