• 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.

  • 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 […]

  • RAC Seminar 28th August 2019

    RACC Seminar – 28th August 2019

    Sexual assault is a major health and social issue with significant physical and psychological consequences for victims. Australia’s Residential Aged Care Services have come under increased scrutiny due to high profile reports of resident mistreatment typically physical abuse or neglect.

  • 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?

  • Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 13 Issue 4 November 2018

    Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 13 Issue 4 November 2018

    Welcome to the final issue for 2018. We present the findings of the Coroner’s Inquest into a resident death at an aged care facility in Oakden, South Australia, that occurred in 2008. The finding was delivered in September this year, more than 10 years after the death of the resident.

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