Challenges in Advancing Aged Care Complaints

This article addresses some of the difficulties that aged care residents face in achieving redress for deficient care through the current complaints process administered by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC).

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Victims of Sexual Abuse in Aged Care

Reports of sexual abuse against aged care residents exceeded a staggering 500 in the last 3 months of 2021. Concerned that not all victims report their abuse, CEO of OPAN Craig Gear has announced the Ready to Listen project.

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Whistleblowing Protections in Aged Care

Those who experience or witness malpractice, in any medical setting, must be assured that they will not face retribution if they speak out about substandard care. This highlights the importance of protections for individuals who ‘blow the whistle’ on poor practices, whether they be staff or residents.

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