Actual, suspected or alleged elder abuse are significant issues in the aged care sector. According to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, approximately 39% of older Australians living in nursing homes have experienced abuse in the form of neglect, emotional or physical abuse with the most prevalent being neglect.
This information sheet outlines what is the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS), types of incidents, what are the reporting requirements for SIRS, what are the approved provider's responsibilities and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission's responsibilities.
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Aged Care,Workplace Health Safety
Creation Date: 27 Sep 2022
Latest Update: 04 Nov 2022
Date Authored: 01 Sep 2021
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