Understanding Your Rights in Aged Care

Introduction 

Understanding your rights is crucial when accessing aged care services. This blog post will provide an overview of the rights of aged care recipients in Australia.

Aged Care Charter of Rights 

In Australia, the rights of aged care recipients are protected by the Aged Care Charter of Rights. This Charter outlines the rights and responsibilities of people receiving aged care, including the right to safe and high-quality care, respect, privacy, and freedom from abuse and neglect.

Advocacy and Support Services 

There are several advocacy and support services available to help individuals understand and exercise their rights. These services can provide information, advice, and representation to individuals and their families.

Reporting Concerns 

If you have concerns about the care, you or a loved one is receiving, it’s important to report them. This can be done through the aged care home itself, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, or an advocacy service.

Conclusion 

Understanding your rights in aged care is crucial to ensuring that you receive the care and respect you deserve. For more information, you can visit the My Aged Care website or contact an advocacy service.

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