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.
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.Read More →
Recent legislative reform regarding the use of restraints and restrictive in aged care is insufficient to protect residents’ rights.Read More →
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.Read More →
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. This article focuses on the limitations placed on awards of damages or compensation in tort claims.Read More →
The findings of the recent Royal Commission into Aged Care 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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →