Aged care includes the provision of nursing and other attendant care to the elderly. Aged care can be made available through nursing homes, hospitals, and the periodic attendance of nurses at a patient’s residence.
Some of the common issues faced by the elderly in receiving aged care includes:
- Accessibility of aged care facilities and services;
- Affordability of aged care;
- Disputes about the level of care required;
- Concerns about the quality of care provided;
- Understanding the legal paperwork issued upon entry into an aged care facility or hospital;
- Disagreement as to the source of care, level of care and treatment to be provided to a family member;
- Equality of care and discrimination;
- Failure to obtain appropriate consent for medical treatments;
- Concerns about the mental capacity of the patient to make independent decisions;
- Abuse of patients;
- Aged care patients being taken advantage of, especially with greater financial resources;
- Control of a patients’ financial resources.
If you have any concerns about the aged care being provided to you or a family member, you may wish to contact our office and arrange an appointment to see one of Aged Care & Elder Law Solicitors in our Sydney office. By appointment, we can also arrange a time for you to see one of our lawyers at a branch office. For a complete listing of our branches please see our "Locations" tab.
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