• RACC August 2017

    Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 12 Issue 3 August 2017

    Welcome to the third issue of 2017. This issue will depart from our usual format in that we focus on the current landscape of how RACS are providing safe and high quality level of care to its residents.

  • 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.

  • Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 13 Issue 3 August 2018

    Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 13 Issue 3 August 2018

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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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