Monash Expert on New Aged Care Standards

“While we congratulate and welcome more stringent and higher standards for residential aged- care, much more needs to be done to reduced premature deaths and preventable harm.

The ongoing lack of transparency in the performance of the sector around clinical care (nature and extent of pressure injuries, falls management) and serious incidents (suicide, choking, unexplained absences, resident-resident aggression) still need to be addressed.

The inquiries held by the Senate and House of Representatives have yet to deliver a final report and the the inquiries into Oakden require a bipartisan approach to improve care of older people in Australia.”

Professor Joseph Ibrahim, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Monash University

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