• Dementia

    Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 14 Issue 1 February 2019

    Residential Aged Care Communiqué Download PDF: RAC Communiqué February 2019 In this edition Editorial Case Précis: Too Much Too Soon Commentary #1: The coroner’s recommendations and requirement of organisations to respond Summary of organisational responses to the coroner’s findings and recommendations Management of BPSD: A refresher Resources In the news recently The ‘Dignity of Risk’ Film […]

  • Recommendations for prevention of injury – related deaths in residential aged care services

    Recommendations for prevention of injury – related deaths in residential aged care services

    This report is the culmination of an in-depth analysis of injury-related deaths of residents living in accredited Australian RACS. The seven topics of focus comprised: choking; medication; physical restraint; resident-to-resident aggression (RRA); respite; suicide; and unexplained absence.

  • Nursing Home Deaths in the Wake of Hurricane Irma

    Nursing Home Deaths in the Wake of Hurricane Irma

    The death of Florida nursing home residents whose air-conditioning failed last week during Hurricane Irma highlights the tragic consequences of some of our most vulnerable citizens during a natural disaster.

    Head over to The Conversation where Professor Joseph Ibrahim has published an insightful article on the tragic dilemma of whether to evacuate a nursing home caught up in a natural disaster.

  • Is aged care fixable?

    Is aged care fixable?

    Assault, suicide, malnutrition and preventable deaths: we’re about to find out just how bad aged care in Australia has become. So what are the fixes? And can we afford them?

  • Dignity of Risk

    Dignity of Risk

    An opportunity to screen “Dignity of Risk” in your local community. Professor Joseph Ibrahim (Monash University) or ‘Prof Joe’ is touring across Australia with the film “Dignity of Risk” in 2018 and 2019. Invite Prof Joe to present to your staff, organisation or community.

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