Recently members have raised concerns about the behaviour of some residents towards staff. Being assaulted is not ok and it’s not ‘just part of the job’. An aged care facility is no different to any other workplace and your employer has an obligation to ensure a safe working environment with safe practises.
This also means supporting each other. Members are encouraged to:
Document and report every incident with details
Speak to your team leader if you feel unsafe
Speak to and support colleagues who might be unsure of their rights to a safe workplace
All of this can help management and health practitioners in making adjustments to care plans to make your workplace safe.