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.
This Residential Aged Care Communiqué case study looks at the increased clinical risks and the need for heightened levels of supervision when a patient is moved to a different location or when there is a change in the staff providing care to the patient. We also examine the practice of using bedrails for preventing falls.