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‘Go to your room for two weeks’: lockdown toll on aged care residents – The Age

Aged care homes are telling residents to stay in their rooms for weeks at a time to help prevent the spread of coronavirus – but the move is having other seriou…

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Bluecross Ruckers Hill home in Northcote has had 12 deaths and 132 coronavirus infections but no longer has active cases. It informed family members on Thursday that any resident who left the home for essential medical appointments upon return will be required to quarantine for 14 days in their room.
Its quite an overreaction given the number of cases in the community is now quite low, said aged care academic and geriatric doctor Joseph Ibrahim, head of Monash Universitys Health Law and Ageing …

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