Decision making tool: Responding to issues of restraint in Aged Care
This document has been developed to assist staff and management working in both the residential and community aged care setting to make informed decisions in relation to the use or non use of restraint, in responding to behaviours of concern.
Decision-Making Tool: Supporting a Restraint-Free EnvironmentA restraint-free environment is seen as a basic human right for all and care recipients are entitled to respect and protection of their basic rights and freedoms, regardless of whether the care is being provided in a residential aged care setting or within the care recipients own home.
The Decision Making Tool: Responding to issues of restraint in Aged Care (2004) resource has been updated and developed into separate tool kits for the community and residential sectors.
In keeping with Ministerial endorsement of the Australian Safety and Quality Framework for Health Care in 2010, each section of the Tool Kits align with one of the three endorsed core principles, namely:
- driven by information
- organised for safety.
The tool kits replace the Decision Making Tool: Responding to issues of restraint in Aged Care previously published by the Department of Health and Ageing.
Decision-Making Tool: Supporting a Restraint Free Environment in Residential Aged Care
Decision-Making Tool: Supporting a Restraint Free Environment in Community Aged Care
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