Mistreatment in Residential Aged Care

Health Issues Centre is investigating the extent and nature of mistreatment of residents in age care facilities.

Following the announcement of two parliamentary inquiries into the quality of care in residential age care facilities, Health Issues Centre suspects that the incidence of mistreatment of residents has been greatly under-estimated. Mistreatment could include physical or verbal abuse, use of medications or restraint to control behaviour and financial abuse.

This is because many people who have experienced or witnessed mistreatment have chosen not to report them - possibly for fear of consequences.

We have created a short survey that allows you to tell us about your experience safely and anonymously. This feedback will help us better understand the problem and protect our loved ones and ourselves. Your responses will be de-identified and used to inform our submission to the parliamentary inquiry.

Click here to add your voice to the survey.

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