• 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.

  • 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.

  • RACC August 2017

    Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 12 Issue 3 August 2017

    Welcome to the third issue of 2017. This issue will depart from our usual format in that we focus on the current landscape of how RACS are providing safe and high quality level of care to its residents.

  • Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 12 Issue 1 February 2017

    Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 12 Issue 1 February 2017

    Welcome to our first issue of 2017. We have kept this issue simple. Three cases are presented without any formal expert commentaries. This ‘back to basics’ format is intended to challenge you to be an expert. What do you think are the lessons? and, What would you have done differently in these situations?

  • Nursing Home Deaths in the Wake of Hurricane Irma

    Nursing Home Deaths in the Wake of Hurricane Irma

    The death of Florida nursing home residents whose air-conditioning failed last week during Hurricane Irma highlights the tragic consequences of some of our most vulnerable citizens during a natural disaster.

    Head over to The Conversation where Professor Joseph Ibrahim has published an insightful article on the tragic dilemma of whether to evacuate a nursing home caught up in a natural disaster.

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