Alzheimer’s WA welcomed the announcement of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in September 2018. Alzheimer’s WA formed an alliance with organisations with a similar philosophy of care across Australia to ensure people living with dementia were advocated for during this Commission.
Alzheimer’s WA provided submissions to the Commission on how aged care can be improved for people living with dementia. In June 2019, members of the Commission visited Mary Chester House to see our Enabling Households™ model in person.
In recognition of our expertise and leading service models Alzheimer’s WA was invited to provide testimony to the Royal Commission on what good dementia care looks like and how Alzheimer’s WA has embedded the person-centred care philosophy into its culture and services.
Find links to related media statements as well as Royal Commission statements and testimony below.
People living with dementia continue to struggle under a non-responsive aged care system
Alzheimer’s WA welcomes the hard hitting interim report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and in particular the spotlight it puts on a failing aged care system that is putting Australia’s most vulnerable citizens at risk.
A re-think of dementia critical to end abuse
Alzheimer’s WA say the practice of using chemical (and physical) restraints on people living with dementia is so fundamentally flawed and dangerous that a major shift in the paradigm of the care and understanding of a person living with dementia is urgently needed.
Royal Commission statements and testimony
Statement of Jason Burton
Testimony of Jason Burton*
Testimony of carer EA*
*To view the testimony, once the Royal Commission webpage has loaded click on the icon in the top right corner of the green screen and scroll down to select the video from the date of testimony (25/06/19). Jason Burton’s testimony starts at 2 hours 17 minutes. The testimony of carer EA follows on from 3 hours 11 minutes.