“Don’t Call Me Sweetie” – The Curious Case Of Aged Care Language And Terminology –

Surely, staff that has been deemed competent enough to be able to provide care for vulnerable human beings should also be capable of understanding the effects their words have on residents and using terminology that best suits their individual relationships with them. And, If all else fails, asking a resident how they prefer to beContinue reading ““Don’t Call Me Sweetie” – The Curious Case Of Aged Care Language And Terminology –”

Final Report | Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

They don’t do things by halves in Australia. The Executive Summary – Volume 1 of the Final Report, providing a brief introduction and overview – runs to a mere 115 pages. The introduction says: This Volume 1 provides an overview of Volumes 2 and 3 of our Final Report and of our special report onContinue reading “Final Report | Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety”

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Terms of Reference The terms of reference for the Royal Commission are included in the Letters Patent, which the Governor-General signed on 8 October 2018. Letters Patent [PDF 223KB] Letters Patent [HTML] The Commissioners were appointed to be a Commission of inquiry, and required and authorised to inquire into the following matters: the quality ofContinue reading “Royal Commission
into Aged Care Quality and Safety”