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A man who walked in on his year-old wife with dementia being allegedly sexually assaulted by a fellow resident at her Sydney aged care home has blamed under-staffing for failing to properly monitor residents. Aged care researchers and experts said the alleged incident highlighted flaws that remain in the system of reporting sexual assaults in aged care, despite the comprehensive findings and recommendations for reform from the aged care royal commission.
He was fondling her breasts, and he had his other hand inside her thighs. The man has since left respite care and is back in the care of his family.
And the reason they failed is because they were short-staffed. Two staff during lunch hour is not appropriate when one of those staff is in the lunch area preparing food to be sent out.
The Australian Medical Association has said mandated minimum staff ratios for more nurses and better trained staff in aged care were needed urgently to help keep residents safe. They would be closely monitored and kept separate following the incident, the report said. No, it was not cuddling.
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And he was grappling with her breasts, you know, and my wife has had breast cancer surgery on both breasts so I was worried about her being hurt. They said they had consulted the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and fully complied with their obligations under aged care legislation. We continue to work closely with the family and doctor of the resident to ensure care is paramount and appropriately provided any emotional support required. You know, she would try to leave home whenever she could.
She claims that in the days following the incident, Shannon had become more agitated, and in one incident, was found naked and spreading her faeces on a wall.
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How could she consent? In October the aged care royal commission heard 2, sexual assaults occurred in residential nursing homes inand estimated 50 sexual assaults a week continued to occur. Director of the Older People and Sexual Rights InstituteDr Catherine Barrett, said until 1 April, there were some circumstances in which aged care providers were not required to report alleged sexual assault to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.
Approved providers did not need to report when the alleged assault is perpetrated by a resident with an assessed cognitive or mental impairment, and care arrangements are put in place to manage the behaviour within 24 hours.
The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has since April introduced a Serious Incident Response Scheme, which requires every residential aged care service to report a broader range of serious incidents. This includes reports of all incidents that are alleged or suspected to have occurred, including where the person who commits the incident has a cognitive or mental impairment such as dementia.
Reportable incidents include unlawful sexual contact or inappropriate sexual conduct.
Husband walks in on wife being allegedly sexually assaulted at sydney aged care home
And why should we have to argue that sexual assault has a negative impact on anyone? The staff surveyed said the majority of these incidents Barrett said it meant she was not confident that incidents reported to the Serious Incident Response Scheme would be accurately categorised in terms of severity and impact on the victim.
The royal commission heard most sexual abuse and sexual assaults in aged care were perpetrated by men and that most victims were women. Aged care.
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