Looming’ COVID-19 emergency in disability support homes

Residents and workers in group homes for people with disabilities face “a looming emergency” due to lack of training in use of personal protective equipment and inadequate preparation to combat coronavirus infection. Outbreaks of COVID-19 similar to those in 87 Victorian aged care homes were likely in the disability care sector unless nurses were brought in for training, according to the director of the Disability Institute at the University of Melbourne, Professor Anne Kavanagh.

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Topics:
Aged care and older people, Disability service providers, Emergency management

Author:
Wendy Tuohy

Source:
The Age

Date published:
Sun 2nd Aug, 2020