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“New Restraint Regulations in Aged Care Homes.”

With the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety expected to hear confronting reports about the state of Australia’s aged care system and facilities, ABC News provides comprehensive coverage of this important issue. Professor Henry Brodaty (featured on the video) is co-investigator on the Empowered project. 

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ABC News. 2019, January 17. New Restraint Regulations in Aged Care Homes. [Video file].Video.

Press Release

“Aged Care Restraint Regulation to Protect Senior Australians”

Media Release from The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care addressing improved regulation of chemical and physical restraint in aged care homes.

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The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP (2019, January 17). Aged Care Restraint Regulation to Protect Senior Australians. News release.

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“Nursing homes turning residents into ‘zombies’, aged care royal commission to hear.”

News article addressing the upcoming royal commission into the aged care sector, examining the unnecessary use of sedative medication.

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Martin, L (2019, January 15). Nursing homes turning residents into ‘zombies’, aged care royal commission to hear. https://www.theguardian.com/au. Article.

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“Needless treatments: antipsychotic drugs are rarely effective in ‘calming’ dementia patients.”

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Westbury, J and Peisah, C (2018, September 18). Needless treatments: antipsychotic drugs are rarely effective in ‘calming’ dementia patients. https://www.theconverstaion.com The Conversation. Article.

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“Why Are Nursing Homes Drugging Dementia Patients Without Their Consent?.”

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Flamm, H (2018, August 13). Why Are Nursing Homes Drugging Dementia Patients Without Their Consent?. https://www.hrw.org. Human Rights Watch. Article.