Medical care of older persons in residential aged care facilities (4th edition) is for information purposes only, and is designed as a general reference and catalyst to seeking further information about some aspects of medical care provided in residential aged care facilities in Australia.
The authors and editors are not responsible for the results of any actions taken on the basis of any information neither in this publication, nor for any error in or omission from this publication. The information contained in this publication has been compiled using information from other sources. Any person having concerns about the contents of this publication should refer to those sources for more specialist information and advice. Attribution to sources appears in the text of this publication.
The publisher, nor online publisher, are not engaged in giving medical or other advice or services. The publisher, online publisher, authors and editors, expressly disclaim all and any liability and responsibility to any person, whether a reader of this publication or not, in respect of anything, and of the consequences of anything, done or omitted to be done by any such person in reliance, whether wholly or partially, upon the whole or any part of the content of this publication.
While this publication was made possible with funding support from the Australian Government, Department of Health and Ageing, the Commonwealth of Australia does not warrant or represent that the information contained in this publication is accurate, current or complete. People should exercise their own independent skill or judgement or seek professional advice before relying on the information contained in this publication. The Commonwealth of Australia does not accept any legal liability or responsibility for any injury, loss or damage incurred by the use of, or reliance on, or interpretation of, the information contained in the Medical care of older persons in residential aged care facilities publication.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
1 Palmerston Crescent
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205
Tel 03 8699 0414
Fax 03 8699 0400
Published November 2005
Published Online March 2006
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
Prepared by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners - 'Silver Book' National Taskforce
©The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. All rights reserved.