Published: August 16, 2019
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ICYMI: Aged Care & Healthcare in the News – 16 August 2019

In Case You Missed It – Below are links to recent articles on Aged Care and Healthcare that may be of interest:

Aged home owner didn’t know about closure

Regulators may have ignored “red flags”: Aged Care Royal Commission

Aged care royal commission told staff were threatened during evacuation of Earle Haven nursing home

Flu shots to be mandatory for hospital staff in high-risk roles

Aged care subcontractor demanded $3m a day before sudden shutdown

Staff sexually abused, hit aged residents

Catastrophe warning: Aged care assessors in the dark, inquiry told

Aged provider ‘should have gone in 2017’

Carers wore thongs, had dirty hands, ‘called me a b—g’, woman tells hearing

RC hears conflicting reports about Earle Haven closure

Experts share evidence on how to care and lead with empathy, compassion

Australian Medical Association assesses My Health Record’s success so far

ROYAL COMMISSION: “It was quite a fraught day”

Aged care facility more concerned about identity of whistleblower than improving care

Commissioner ‘disturbed’ aged care abuse only acted on after media reports

Chemical and physical restraints were used before aged care home shut

Morrison Government faces backlog of problems

Pet-friendly aged care ticks both economic and health boxes

Aged care workers speak to Royal Commission in Adelaide

Report shows almost all facilities failed review audit

The Aged Care Royal Commission hears recommendations are ignored and elderly at risk

RC hears about gaps in compliance processes

Inquiry highlights siloed approach to regulation

Aged care resident says we have rights

ROYAL COMMISSION: Lacking regulation and inadequate Government action

Aged care workers under too much pressure

Questions raised over survey’s dire predictions of aged-care employment

Aged care residents’ nutrition a ‘false sense of security’

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