Locking in residents may not improve safety

| 22 Jun 2017

A review has found that the practice of locking in aged care residents to prevent ‘unexplained absences’ may not actually make them safer. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), the review revealed there was “almost no evidence” to the theory that unexplained absences increased the risk of injury or death to residents.

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Sophia Bolden

Communications Coordinator

Sophia Bolden is the Communications Coordinator 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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