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Australian experts warn against the use of sedatives to contain Covid spread in aged care

Researchers fear drugs like Valium will be used to confine aged care residents to their rooms in understaffed facilities with…

By Admin , in Covid-19 News United Kingdom , at August 12, 2020 Tags:

Researchers fear drugs like Valium will be used to confine aged care residents to their rooms in understaffed facilities with coronavirus outbreaks

The aged care regulator is investigating a Melbourne aged care home following reports it used sedatives to manage the behaviour of some residents who had tested positive for Covid-19.

The federal aged care minister, Richard Colbeck, said the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission was “investigating the situation at Glenlyn” care home in Glenroy after allegations were reported in The Australian.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/aug/13/australian-experts-warn-against-the-use-of-sedatives-to-contain-covid-spread-in-aged-care

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