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The following articles were written either by ALARM volunteers or ALARM volunteers in collaboration with others. We would like to thank the authors for their contribution.

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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Restraints and Restrictive Practices in Aged Care Facilities

Recent legislative reform regarding the use of restraints and restrictive in aged care is insufficient to protect residents’ rights.
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Don’t Tie our Hands on Restrictive Practices

Australian legislators are at a crossroads with the current opportunity to improve the dismal state of aged care services. 
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Legal options to stop chemical restraint and improper prescribing of psychotropic medications

A recent Commonwealth government audit showed that 90 per cent of residents at a Newcastle nursing home had received psychotropic drugs without prior written consent.
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What are the Limits on Available Damages to Aged-care Residents?

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety found that a victim of mistreatment in an aged care facility may obtain compensation through an action based on a breach of contract or in tort law e.g., a breach of duty of care.[2] This article focuses on the limitations placed on awards of damages or compensation in tort claims.
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Australia’s Litigation Lag

The findings of the recent Royal Commission into Aged Care[2] have shed light again on the astonishing amount of abuse that occurs in residential facilities in Australia. Some providers are subjecting residents in their care to poor nutrition, unlawful restraint, and neglect have been revealed as common experiences in homes which have been reported by the Commissioners.
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Residential Aged Care Agreements

This article is Part 1 of a series written by ALARM volunteers regarding residential aged care agreements (ACRA).
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Understaffing and Lack of Proper Training in Aged Care Facilities

A recurring theme emerging from the recent Royal Commission into Aged Care (‘Royal Commission’) is understaffing and lack of proper training with respect to employees in Aged Care facilities throughout Australia.
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Delays in Aged Care Facilities

Australia has one of the highest rates of its population living in residential aged care of any country in the world. Over 6% of Australian residents aged 65 or over live in residential aged care facilities, the second-highest in the OECD after Lithuania.
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Aged Care Complaints Process

Recipients of aged care services have the right to lodge a complaint and raise concerns about the information, service or care rendered by providers.
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Access to Justice for Aged Care Residents with Disabilities

The recent Royal Commission into Aged Care (“Royal Commission”) brought many uncomfortable truths about Australia’s aged care system into public consciousness. One is difficulties older Australians and aged care residents currently experience in accessing the care they need; another is securing access to justice when their rights are infringed.
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Nutrition in Aged Care

A nutritious diet is a fundamental aspect of health and wellbeing. Several factors contribute to the poor nutrition of aged care residents.
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Opinion: The Budget won’t budge it

Since 1997, there have been 18 Government investigations into the failing Aged Care system. These reports have failed to alter a status quo of abuse and neglect because they have not led to meaningful reform, this is a pattern of wilful blindness.
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