Residential aged care providers and the family of residents should also be accountable for any psychotropic medications prescribed, a leading dementia expert tells the royal commission.
Physical restraints do not improve quality of life and they should be banned from use in residential aged care, a medical expert has told the aged care inquiry.
Residential aged care staff often have heavy workloads and work unpaid overtime to finish all their duties on a shift, the aged care royal commission has heard.
An individualised approach to care is key to understanding the needs of residents with dementia and delivering best-practice care, providers tell the aged care royal commission.
There needs to be more focus on aged care organisations providing best-practice dementia care, international dementia advocate Glenn Rees has told the aged care royal commission.
A resident was left unfed during her four-week stay in aged care due to lack of supervision and encouragement during mealtimes from care staff, the aged care royal commission has heard.
The Australian Labor Party has promised $100 million to expand access to culturally appropriate residential aged care for seniors from multicultural backgrounds if elected to government.
Aged care staff are expected to shrug off the physical and verbal abuse they experience from residents in their care, a personal care worker has told the aged care royal commission.
The length of time a physical restraint is used on aged care residents is based on the judgement of nurses, the aged care royal commission has heard this week.
Residential aged care providers have reported more than 112,000 incidents of substandard care in survey responses to the aged care royal commission, the inquiry has heard this week.
The aged care royal commission has released a research paper highlighting the immediate and long-term pressures on the system ahead of next week’s public hearings in Sydney.
The next public hearing of the aged care royal commission will focus on dementia and quality, safety and restrictive practices in residential aged care, the commission has announced.
Just days after being announced, the royal commission into disability has become mired in controversy with calls for two commissioners to resign.
A Senate inquiry has recommended the federal government clarify that residential aged care providers ultimately hold a duty of care to all residents and that the quality commission has a similar responsibility for regulation.