Did you know that if you or someone you love does not receive proper treatment in an aged care facility, there are a range of legal remedies that may be available to you? In this article, we discuss some of the remedies available for mistreatment, neglect, abuse or not getting services that have been paid for.
Aged care facilities receive funding from government and residents to provide facilities and care, and there’s an expectation they will do this reasonably. This expectation, apart from being a community standard, is reflected in various enforceable laws such as:
- Negligence law;
- Medical consent laws; and
- Contract law.
In our opinion, the law has an important role in improving the quality of care in aged care facilities and righting the wrongs suffered by individual residents.
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