Depression is a common condition affecting older people, including people in residential aged care facilities. It may occur for many reasons, but it is not a normal part of ageing.
Effective treatments are available for depression. Speak to your GP if you, or someone close to you, is depressed.
Beyond Blue provides extensive information and help to people affected by depression. This includes a fact sheet on Depression in Older People.
Carers NSW provides specific information on depression and mental illness for Indigenous Australians.
NSW Health produces a range of information on depression in English and community languages.