Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry Report (November 13, 2019)

On November 13, 2019 The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights released a report following their inquiry into the Quality of Care Amendment (Minimising the Use of Restraints) Principles 2019.

This report is encouraging and provides minimum but comprehensive recommendations about the legislation including:

– the instrument be amended to include clarification around other laws that prohibit the use of both physical and chemical restraint without prior informed consent;
– continued obligations for prescribers to exhaust alternative options and obtain informed consent prior to the use of chemical restraint;
– obligations of providers to obtain or confirm informed consent prior to the administration of chemical restraint;
– improved oversight of the use of restraint in aged care and mandatory reporting requirements for the use of restraint

Hopefully these recommendations will be taken up.

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Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care (October 31, 2019)

“Many people receiving aged care services have their basic human rights denied. Their dignity is not respected and their identity is ignored. It most certainly is not a full life. It is a shocking tale of neglect.”

These words taken from the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care that was released on October 31, 2019. It is a detailed report over 3 volumes that recounts the evidence collected over the last 10 months and plans for the remaining 12 months of the inquiry. One area the commission is encouraging urgent attention to is the inappropriate use of chemical restraint in aged care facilities.

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“Australia: Inquiry into Rule Putting Older People at Risk”

In April 2019, a new rule was introduced by the Australian government to regulate the use of physical and chemical restraints, allowing nursing homes to overmedicate and restrain older people. As part of a combined group to address the legislation, Capacity Australia addressed the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights in August 2019 who held […]

Changed Behaviour in Dementia Free National Seminar : Mareeba QLD August 27th

Do you want to know more about changed behaviour in Dementia? Capacity Australia will be visiting Mareeba, Queensland on August 27th, 2019 with our FREE national seminar in partnership with the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC). To register for this event or any of our upcoming events, please complete the form, email us directly at […]

Changed Behaviour in Dementia Free National Seminar : Hallet Cove SA July 31st

Do you want to know more about changed behaviour in Dementia? Capacity Australia will be visiting Hallet Cove, South Australia on July 31st, 2019 with our FREE national seminar in partnership with the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC). To register for this event or any of our upcoming events, please complete the form, email […]

Changed Behaviour in Dementia Free National Seminar : Victor Harbor SA July 30th

Do you want to know more about changed behaviour in Dementia? Capacity Australia will be visiting Victor Harbour, South Australia on July 30th, 2019 with our FREE national seminar in partnership with the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC). To register for this event or any of our upcoming events, please complete the form, email […]

Changed Behaviour in Dementia Free National Seminar : Mandurah WA August 6th

Do you want to know more about changed behaviour in Dementia? Capacity Australia will be visiting Mandurah, Western Australia on August 6th, 2019 with our FREE national seminar in partnership with the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC). To register for this event or any of our upcoming events, please complete the form, email us […]

Changed Behaviour in Dementia Free National Seminar : Joondalup WA August 7th

Do you want to know more about changed behaviour in Dementia? Capacity Australia will be visiting Joondalup, Western Australia on August 7th, 2019 with our FREE national seminar in partnership with the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC). To register for this event or any of our upcoming events, please complete the form, email us […]

Changed Behaviour in Dementia Free National Seminar : Glenunga SA August 1st

Do you want to know more about changed behaviour in Dementia? Capacity Australia will be visiting Glenunga, South Australia on August 1st, 2019 with our FREE national seminar in partnership with the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC). To register for this event or any of our upcoming events, please complete the form, email us […]

Changed Behaviour in Dementia Free National Seminar : Gawler SA August 2nd

Do you want to know more about changed behaviour in Dementia? Capacity Australia will be visiting Gawler, South Australia on August 2nd, 2019 with our FREE national seminar in partnership with the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC). To register for this event or any of our upcoming events, please complete the form, email us […]

Changed Behaviour in Dementia Free National Seminar : Bunbury WA August 5th

Do you want to know more about changed behaviour in Dementia? Capacity Australia will be visiting Bunbury, Western Australia on August 5th, 2019 with our FREE national seminar in partnership with the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC). To register for this event or any of our upcoming events, please complete the form, email us […]

Dr Mangal Kardile Global Award Announcement

Congratulations to Dr Mangal Kardile being recognised with a recent award as one of the “100 MOST IMPACTFUL HEALTHCARE LEADERS [GLOBAL LISTING]”. The awards were held on 14th February, 2019 by World Mental Health and Wellness Congress at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. Dr Kardile is an international partner of Capacity Australia, founder of Mental Health Aims and […]

Supported Decision-Making in the National Plan on Elder Abuse: Consensus Recommendations

  “During October 2018 a Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre research team convened a forum aimed at generating consensus recommendations relating to the incorporation of supported decision-making in the National Plan on elder abuse. This day-long forum was independently facilitated, and involved 36 key stakeholders from a range of backgrounds and perspectives. Based on discussion during […]

Investigating elder abuse in India

Capacity Australia provided grant funding to support the work of Mangal Kardile, psychologist In India. Mangal developed a community education and awareness program on elder abuse and dementia, tailored and delivered to local police who support the Kumbh-Mela festival, to prevent and address the problem of elder abuse by abandonment. India’s Hindu festival of Kumbh-Mela […]