Elderly lives 'at risk': QLD's worst nursing homes shamed
IT'S THE report card that has shamed Queensland.
Nursing homes across the state have been exposed for their appalling conditions with one in seven failing government inspections in the past year according to The Courier Mail.
'Violence, malnutrition and neglect' have been the hallmarks of the shock findings with aged care inspectors raising concerns about a "serious risk" to residents in four homes - including two run by the State Government.
Residents were reported to have soiled themselves, suffered "skin tears and bruising" and endured unsafe practices.
"Elderly lives are being put at risk," Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union secretary Beth Mohle told The Courier Mail.
The report follows the publication of an Australian Aged Care Quality Agency audit which exposed the state's worst nursing homes.
UNHEALTHY CONCERNS: Federal report card
Blue Care Pioneer Aged Care Facility, Bundaberg
Failed 13 standards
"This home does not ensure all care recipients are as free as possible from pain.''
Anglicare SQ Meilene Home for the Aged, Bundaberg
Failed 15 standards
...including clinical care, nutrition and pain, medication and continence management (now partially rectified).
Carinity Fairfield Grange, Idalia
Failed 4 standards
... for clinical and palliative care, medication management and continuous improvement.
"Medications are not consistently managed safely and correctly.''
Dr E A F McDonald Nursing Home, Oakey
Failed 9 standards (now rectified)
"Care directives are not consistently followed. Medications are not managed safety or correctly.''
Cooinda House, Kippa-Ring
Failed 16 standards
"Medications are not being administered as prescribed"
Ozcare Villa Vincent, Mundingburra
Failed 3 standards
"Reportable assaults are not actioned in accordance with regulatory requirements."
Forest Lake Lodge, Forest Lake
Failed 6 standards
"Communal, clinical, private, staffing and outdoor dining areas are unclean, cluttered and poorly maintained."
TriCare Mt Gravatt
Failed 4 standards (now rectified)
"Care recipients are not receiving clinical care in accordance with their care plans."
* source: Australian Aged Care Quality Agency