Psychotropic drugs are being inappropriately used to manage dementia, the aged care royal commission has been told.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care is a welcome development for many reasons including the opportunities it provides to reflect on the achievements as well as the oversights of the reforms in home care, Dr Beatriz Cardona writes.
The long wait for home care packages is forcing some older people to enter residential care prematurely because of carer burn-out and lack of reablement support, the aged care royal commission has heard.
The aged care royal commission has heard evidence from its first witnesses, with calls by whistleblowers for a national database identifying rogue workers and concerns raised over an “unintentionally complex” aged care system.
The nation’s leading consumer representatives will comprise the first witnesses at the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety when hearings get underway next week.
This month’s public hearing will run over eight days and focus on the current system including clinical issues and the concerns of representative bodies and service recipients, the aged care royal commission has announced.
Provider and consumer peak bodies and people with a lived experience of aged care are among those invited to prepare statements for the first witness hearings at the aged care royal commission.
Aged care providers have been asked what changes could be made to improve the relationship between the aged care system and disability services as part of the royal commission’s exploration of young people in residential care.
Aged care providers have been warned about the consequences of failing to respond to requests from the royal commission or moves to stop employees from speaking up at the inquiry.
The first public hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety gets underway in Adelaide today to set the scene for the next 15 months.
The first witnesses in the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will begin giving evidence from February, the commission has announced.
The aged care royal commission will get underway early next year with an opening hearing set for the third week of January.
Answering the royal commission’s questions about substandard care and complaints needs fresh critical analysis rather than a defensive response, writes Greg Adey.
The aged care royal commission is seeking a report from every aged care outlet detailing any instance of sub-standard care in the last five years and action taken to improve services.