An Australian-first trial of CCTV in aged care has started in South Australia in an attempt to improve the safety and well-being of residents.
The trial is the result of a $785,000 co-investment from the Commonwealth and State Governments and is taking place at the SA Health operated sites – Northgate House and Mount Pleasant Aged Care in the Adelaide Hills.
The trial comes two years after the damning report by South Australia’s Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Bruce Lander into the Oakden Nursing Home in Adelaide’s north-east, which was shut following incidences of abuse and neglect.
The aged care and mental health facility Northgate House was established to replace Oakden.
Recording devices, which are programmed to detect…