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Australia: Prevent Restraint in Aged Care

October 8, 2019 Video Video: Nursing Homes in Australia Routinely Sedate Older People Monica has dementia and lives with her husband in a facility near Melbourne. Her son realized she was being given a cocktail of drugs when he asked to see her charts. After extensive negotiation, Monica’s doctor and facility staff agreed to wean her off the drugs. Monica went from being hunched and unbalanced to being able to sit, eat, greet people, and dance when her grandson visits and sings. (Sydney) – Australia’s health and aged care ministers should immediately revise an aged care regulation to prohibit…

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