Discussion needed on use of restraints in aged care

| 09 Jan 2017

The Head of Health, Law and Ageing Research at Monash University has encouraged the residential aged care sector to have an open conversation about the use of physical restraints. Professor Joseph Ibrahim stated that restraints were sometimes used to prevent residents from falling, however these restraints have caused deaths and should only be used in very rare circumstances.

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Sophia Bolden

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Sophia Bolden is the Communications Manager at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.

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