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Stopping the rot – National Seniors at the Royal Commission

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Are you aware that dementia is the second leading cause of death among Australians, but aged care workers are not required to be trained in the disease or in caring for patients?

That was some of the surprising evidence National Seniors CEO and Research Director Professor John McCallum told the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, which kicked off in Adelaide earlier this week.

Professor McCallum did not mince words telling the commissioners that abuse of elders, especially in residential facilities, would continue if there was no change.

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Unknown Author, 2019, National Seniors (https://nationalseniors.com.au/)

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