• Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 13 Issue 2 May 2018

    Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 13 Issue 2 May 2018

    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.

  • Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 13 Issue 1 February 2018

    Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 13 Issue 1 February 2018

    Welcome to 2018 which looks like it will be busier than last year for the whole aged care sector. This first issue of the year focuses on falls and is the third time in 10-years that we have addressed this perennial concern. The risk of falls confronts every older person, in every aged care facility, in every country. Despite some gains in prevention, and better post-fall management, the harm from falls remains a major cause of injury and injury-related deaths in older persons and residents.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

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