Aged Care Media

Nursing homes continue to stall on life saving sprinklers

“CPSA is appalled that nursing homes continue to lag on installing fire sprinklers in nursing homes despite their proven benefit”, said Manager of Research and Advocacy, Amelia Christie.

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‘Overuse of psychotic medication in aged care must not be allowed to continue’ – Senate Committee Report

CPSA calls on Assistant Minister for Social Services Mitch Fifield to adopt key recommendations in a Senate Committee’s report on the care of people with dementia, including annual audits of the use of chemical and physical restraint.[1]

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Alleged sexual and physical assault of nursing home residents up 14%

“There were 2,256 allegations of physical and sexual assault of nursing home residents in 2012/13, up a shocking 14% from the previous year”, said Senior Policy Advisor, Charmaine Crowe, discussing the Report of the Operation of the Aged Care Act 1997[1] tabled in parliament yesterday.

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Gov’t panders to greedy aged care providers at the expense of older people

“The aged care industry must be laughing all the way to the bank following the Abbott Government’s commitment to relax pricing guidelines for nursing home accommodation that was due to take effect next year,” said CPSA Policy Advisor, Charmaine Crowe.

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Maggots in nursing home resident’s wounds

“Revelations of a nursing home resident’s wounds being infested by maggots is yet more damning evidence of why Australia needs an overhaul of nursing home regulation,” said Charmaine Crowe, Senior Policy Advisor (NT News, http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2013/09/12/324838_ntnews.html).

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