Lost and Found- RAC Communique Seminar

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   Lost and Found - RAC Communique Seminar

Unexplained absences of residential aged care residents, often referred to as absconding, eloping and wandering, or leave without notification is one of the most challenging issues related to the care of older people. The issue of “to lock or not” poses challenges for the care provider when trying to balance safety with independence.  Understanding how to manage leave without notification of residential aged care residents will become more acute as the population ages. Which is worse, the psychological impact of being locked in versus the physical risk of leaving?

Presented by Monash University, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, this educational seminar will be run by experienced leaders in the field of aged care practice, law and policy; as well as search and rescue. 

Topics covered include the nature and extent of unexplained absences; ethics and legal issues; management approach across different aged care providers, the death and injury outcomes in Australia; and the search and rescue efforts.

This forum is designed for aged care managers, care staff, nurses, medical practitioner, allied health and other healthcare professionals.


Friday, November 24, 2017



AMREP Theatre, Alfred Hospital 55 Commercial Road, Prahran VIC

More Information
Contact Name Melissa Gillespie
Contact Email melissa.gillespie@monash.edu
Contact Phone 03 9903 0891