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Reminder: encourage consumers to have their say on use of physical and chemical restraint in residential aged care

Australian Healthcare Associates (AHA), on behalf of the department, is undertaking a legislated review of the Restraints Principles.

AHA is seeking the views of current or previous aged care residents and their families, friends or carers about experiences of restraint in residential aged care since 1 July 2019.

Even if your residents are not aware of the Restraints Principles, AHA would still like to hear their views on the use of restraint in residential aged care.

Residential aged care providers and peak bodies are encouraged to promote this opportunity to residents, families, friends and carers.

The interview does not ask for any information that could identify the participant or the facility. Views can be shared confidentially by:

Call 1300 119 564 (9am-5pm AEST) for more information.

Department of Health

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