• 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.

  • 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 12 Issue 4 November 2017

    Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 12 Issue 4 November 2017

    Welcome to the final issue of the RACC for 2017. It has been an amazingly busy year with residential aged care often being in the news. This is a mixed blessing as it highlights the dedication of staff and the need for change, but it also creates an atmosphere of fear and dread for those older residents and their families.

  • 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.

  • 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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