For Aged Care:
If you're unhappy with how you or a loved one is being treated, or if you see someone else being treated the way you would not want to be treated yourself, then there are processes that you can follow to have it followed up.
Usually, the first instance is to speak to the management at the facility. That way they have the opportuntity to followup / investigate to clarify what has happened and then resolve any issue.
If you've approached the facility directly to sort out the situation and you're still not happy OR you prefer not to contact the facility (for whatever reason) then we would like to make sure that you're aware of the following options that are also open to you;
Note: During 2014, 104 complaints that related to 83 certified aged residential care facilities were recorded. Of these complaints, HealthCERT received 37 (38%) directly, 19 (20%) through the Health and Disability Commissioner’s Office and the remaining 48 (42%) through district health board Health of Older People Portfolio Managers.
Additional options to consider:
Community Law Services offer free legal advice.
Age Concern offices around NZ offer free advice in addressing Elder Abuse & Neglect.
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