It can be challenging to make a decision about the use or non-use of restraint in your service.
To assist you in this decision-making process the Department of Health and Ageing has updated its Decision Making Tool: Supporting a Restraint Free Environment resource. One version of this toolkit targets the residential aged care environment while another focuses on the community care environment.
Each toolkit contains:
- a Supporting a Restraint Free Environment handbook
- Making a Decision flowcharts to assist staff with care planning
- a checklist to assist care workers in early identification of behaviour issues
- fact sheets to help relatives, friends and carers.