Date published: Monday 31 August 2020
Department of Health encourages consumers to have their say on use of physical and chemical restraint in residential aged care
On behalf of the Department, Australian Healthcare Associates (AHA), is undertaking a legislated review of the Restraints Principles.
Baptist Care Australia encourage members and other aged care providers to promote this opportunity to residents, families, friends and carers.
Specifically, AHA is seeking the views of current or previous aged care residents and their families, friends or carers about experiences of restraint in residential aged care since 1 July 2019. Please note, prior knowledge of the Restraints Principles is not required to be able to provide information, any and all views are welcome.
Anonymity of both the participant and facility will be maintained throughout interviews. Views can be shared confidentially by:
- calling AHA on 1300 119 564 (9am-5pm AEST) to complete the phone interview (interpreters available on request)
- visiting the AHA website
- emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Please call 1300 119 564 (9am-5pm AEST) for more information.