Aged Care Justice is the new name for aged care legal advocacy group
There’s a new name for a prominent aged care legal advocacy group, with Aged-care Legal Advocacy & Reform Matter (ALARM) revealing its new, snappier branding: Aged Care Justice.
The group, which has helped almost 50 aged care residents around Australia access legal services since the Royal Commission two years ago, says that while some victims have received redress or forced changes in the way homes are run, it needs to “remain ALARMed” by these issues.
“However, now more than ever we also need to ensure that victims and their families can easily find us and access our services so that we can continue to grow and provide support to those in need. With this in mind we have changed our name to Aged Care Justice,” it said in a statement.
According to Aged Care Justice’s President and Founder, Dr Bryan Keon-Cohen AM QC, Aged Care Justice seeks to educate older Australians on their rights, help them access legal representation, and lobby for reform of the sector.
“Often aged care residents may not even realise what they are experiencing is abuse, and that’s why Aged Care Justice was created – to empower, educate and protect,” he said.
Aged Care Justice connects people with lawyers at no cost for a free initial consultation, after which the lawyers will identify the most efficient and affordable way to help them, including pro-bono if they qualify.