The New Charter of Aged Care Rights

The New Charter of Aged Care Rights

The new Charter of Aged Care Rights came into effect in Australia on July 1st 2019 and dovetails nicely with the New Aged Care Standards, which are what services will now be assessed against in Quality Reviews and Audits. And, like the new Aged Care Standards, the new...
Neglect Is Still Abuse

Neglect Is Still Abuse

Neglect is also a form of Elder Abuse. How many elders have been seriously injured or have died as a result of staff or family carers neglecting to provide essential care and support to a vulnerable person? Now, when I talk about neglect I am not referring to those...
Residual Current Devices – Do you really need to use them?

Residual Current Devices – Do you really need to use them?

Last Sunday was the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, so this week we thought we would cover off on a topic relevant to community aged and disability workers – the use of Residual Current Devices when providing home care services. I was recently asked by...