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Mac Welsh: Shocking claims show need for Aged Care Commissioner

Publish Date
Sun, 29 Sep 2019, 4:14PM
Grey Power says the Labour-led Government has broken promises for aged care reform. (Photo / 123RF)

Mac Welsh: Shocking claims show need for Aged Care Commissioner

Publish Date
Sun, 29 Sep 2019, 4:14PM

A caregiver allegedly put her hands around the throat of a frail patient, a woman was left on the floor overnight after a fall and other rest home residents were left soaked in urine.

Those claims are part of a raft of complaints made this year about a number of aged care facilities, details of which have been obtained by the Herald on Sunday.

Grey Power president Mac Welch has heard dozens of stories like these over the years and says we need an Aged Care Commissioner to look over rest homes and home care.

He joins The Weekend Collective to talk about the shocking claims.

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