Use of physical and chemical restraint in residential aged care – seeking views
Australian Healthcare Associates (AHA) is consulting with consumers and aged care staff on behalf of the department as part of a legislated review of new laws that aim to minimise the inappropriate use of restraint in residential aged care.
Consumer consultation (residents, carers and their families)
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.
Residential aged care providers and peak bodies are encouraged to promote this opportunity to residents, families, friends and carers. The interview does not ask for any information that could identify the participant or the facility.
Views can be shared confidentially by:
- calling AHA on 1300 119 564 (9am-5pm AEST) by Monday 31 August 2020 to complete the phone interview (interpreters available on request)
- visiting the AHA website
- emailing restraintreview [at] ahaconsulting.com.au
Call 1300 119 564 (9am-5pm AEST) for more information.
Residential aged care providers survey
AHA is seeking the views of residential aged care management and staff (nursing and allied health staff and personal care workers) as part of a review of the Restraints Principles. Even if you’re not aware of the Restraints Principles, AHA would still like to hear your views on the use of restraint in residential aged care.
Complete the anonymous survey by Friday 14 August 2020.