We have all heard about the appalling cases of neglect and care emanating from the Royal Commission into Aged Care. Recently the Royal Commission published an interim report that has important considerations for pharmacy practice.
Before looking at these interim recommendations and the response of the Federal Government, we need to look at the new Aged Care Quality Standards to provide a framework for our response.
Whilst Standard 3 relates most closely to our practice, this Standard needs to be read in conjunction with the first two Standards to get a clear context. However, let’s look at Standard 3.