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Dec 09

Royal Commission Findings: The Need for a CarePlus™ solution

On October 31, the Royal Commission released its findings following an investigation into the ongoing practices in Australian aged care facilities, described as a ‘sad and shocking system that diminishes Australia as a nation’.[1]

The three main points the inquires revealed are:

    (1) Provide home care packages to reduce the waiting list for a placement in aged care;
    (2) Respond to the ‘significant’ overreliance on chemical restraint;
    (3) Stop young people with disabilities entering aged care and expedite getting young people currently in aged care facilities out.[2]

CarePlus™ offers sophisticated Nurse Call and targeted resident care and safety features as immediate and viable solutions to these issues.

A targeted Nurse Call system such as CarePlus™ Senior ensures residents are specifically taken care of with Auto Nurse Presence, Dementia Monitoring and Profiling, as well as accurate and traceable call initiation per resident, per location. The system operates ambitious yet purposeful programs to provide detailed analytics and reporting for greater accountability and transparency within your facility.

CarePlus™ Mobile Resident Call and CarePlus™ Mobile Staff Duress are RTLS care management solutions designed to maximise safety, detecting and directing help where and when needed. Assets, residents and staff can be tracked for visible and responsible safety throughout any facility.

NiQ Health ensures you have the tools to benefit the entire facility and all its members to ensure healthcare providers take the Royal Commission findings seriously.

[1] https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-03/aged-care-royal-commission-coverage-imbalance/11666490

[2] https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/publications/Documents/interim-report/interim-report-volume-1.pdf p. 10