Visiting rights in aged care facilities

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The visitation rights of people living in aged care facilities is a hot topic right now.

Read, understand and exercise your rights whether you’re a resident, the family of a resident, or another approved visitor.

While it’s clear respiratory infections like influenza and COVID-19 are especially dangerous for aged care residents, infection control needs to be balanced with the needs of residents to remain socially connected, and to have their rights respected.

Advocare was gratified to see National Cabinet has recognised the need to balance the physical health risks of residents with the effects on their mental wellbeing from not having access to visitors, especially close friends and family.

Visit our COVID-19 Update for more information.