Kindred Living in Whyalla hit with sanctions by Quality and Safety Commission

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Annie Lockwood Court Hostel in Whyalla, 385km north of Adelaide, has been slapped with sanctions after the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission identified an immediate and severe risk to resident’s wellbeing.

The aged care home was reportedly at the centre of a reported scabies outbreak which allegedly resulted in eight of its residents suffering from the intensely contagious skin condition.

A visit from the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission followed soon after and two failures to comply were recorded.

The commission issued a non-compliance notice after finding the aged care home, run by Not For Profit Kindred Living, failed to comply with eight industry standards during another visit in December.

The provider had to appoint an adviser to assist with compliance issues over the course of the sanction period.

The aged care home also has to provide training in safe and effective clinical care and personal care, swallowing deficits and choking, falls management, restraint practices and obligations, and infection control practices.

To avoid a revocation sanction being imposed the aged care home is required to show written proof of training being completed by 23 June, when the sanction period is due to end.

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission are continuing to monitor the service through weekly teleconference meetings.

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