We invited members of our community to share their experiences and perspectives of aged care services. Disclaimer: These stories have not been independently verified. They do not necessarily represent the opinion of Aged Care Reform Now and are shared for information purposes only.
Several staff lodged a complaint with the ACQSC (Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission) about the standards of care in the aged care home we work. They received 9 separate complaints. Someone from head-office came and ripped us all to shreds. We were told we should not have done this. I feel she gagged us from complaining. If we don’t speak up on behalf of the residents about appalling standards of care, who will?
Do you need to lodge a complaint? We have information on which government agency to contact, and how to explore legal support here: https://agedcarereformnow.com.au/resolving-complaints/where-to-make-an-aged-care-complaint/
Do you need support? OPAN provides free services to support older people and their representatives address issues related to Commonwealth-funded aged care services and informs people of their rights and responsibilities: 1800 700 600 or opan.com.au