I am an advocate for people with families in aged care.
I have witnessed and heard of dozens of cases of premature placement in apparent substandard locked dementia units. The most recent that I have witnessed is a facility named Tricare at Jindalee in Brisbane. In my opinion, from what I have witnessed this facility continues to provide poor care to some of its patients, including failing to seek dental care for a patient who was complaining of pain and appeared to have symptoms that needed immediate attention.
I think the new Complaints mechanism is toothless to act on many reports. If the nursing home tells the government that they have acted to remedy a problem, the government can do nothing further and they don't seem to follow up to see if the problem is actually resolved. I have written data which confirms this and it is most concerning to me.
We will all be old one day or may have someone we love in these circumstances.
"Aged Care facility: inadequacy of dementia care"
About: TriCare Jindalee Aged Care Residence TriCare Jindalee Aged Care Residence Mount Ommaney 4074
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