Welcome to the third edition of the year. This edition examines the plight of young people who live in residential aged care services (RACS). No, that statement is not an oxymoron. There is a significant number of young people, defined as those under the age of 65 years, who rely on RACS for accommodation and care. The appropriateness of this existing arrangement and the availability of realistic alternative options are hotly debated.
Welcome to the second edition of the year, one that features a new editor and a single RACC theme that despite its existence, is one that is seldom talked about. Our guest editor is Briony Jain (nee Murphy) who recently completed her PhD on suicide in residential aged care services. In this edition, we draw on two coronial cases – one from Australia and another from Canada, that highlight this complex and troubling theme.
The Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Monash University have developed this tool to assist RACS in the implementation of the recommendations arising from adverse events resulting in death or serious injury. The register covers the topics from our recent review with the 104 recommendations for Choking, Medications, Physical Restraint, Respite, Resident-on-Resident Aggression, Suicide and Unexplained Absences.