Restraint must only be used as a last resort.
The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP has announced new regulatory requirements to minimise the inappropriate use of physical and chemical restraints in aged care homes.
The Quality of Care Principles 2014 have been amended to reflect specific requirements that come into effect on 1 July 2019.
Minimising physical and chemical restraint in residential aged care
Stronger Restraint Regulations to Protect Senior Australians
Quality of Care Amendment (Minimising the Use of Restraints) Principles 2019
Decision-Making Tool: Supporting a Restraint Free Environment in Residential Aged Care