Knee Jerk Reactions and Myopia in Aged Care Policy

It’s great to hear our Federal and State parliamentary leaders publicly state their commitment to better protecting vulnerable people living in residential aged care from being abused, proposing that the $500,000 CCTV trial in residential aged care will give greater peace of mind that “loved ones are receiving quality care”. But how much is spin and how much is reality? Are we putting a band-aid on a gunshot wound?

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Dr. Alice Clark (Executive Director of Shelter SA) has also published an opinion piece on this topic in the Advertiser.