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Another inquiry into aged care? What is the Aged Care Royal Commission, and how will it be different?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the Government's decision to ask the Governor General to establish a Royal Commission into the aged care sector.  This is not the first government investigation into aged care in recent history. What is a Royal Commission? A Royal Commission is a public inquiry established under the Royal Commissions Act 1902 (Cth) (“Royal Commissions Act”)....

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Elder Abuse under Review

The Report, released on 14 June 2017, follows an inquiry held to identify and model best-practice legal frameworks to promote and support older people and protect against misuse or advantage taken of formal or informal supporter roles. Elder abuse is defined as a ‘single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person’....

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Nurses disciplined for using restraints on vulnerable patient with dementia

The patient was initially restrained for some two hours in the Ward’s lounge room. Thereafter while he was still being restrained in a chair by means of a pelvic posey, the two nurses used a second pelvic posey to fasten the chair to railing in a corridor near the nurses station. The patient was left there for about nine hours. Contrary to general principles, common sense and various applicable ...

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Australian Law Reform Commission releases Issues Paper into Elder Abuse

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released an Issues Paper for inquiry and report into Elder Abuse (found here: https://www.alrc.gov.au/publications/elder-abuse). The closing date for submissions to the Issues Paper is 18 August 2016. The inquiry will specifically consider best practice laws and legal frameworks, including the Aged Care framework. In Aged care, among the issues ...

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