Inquiry reveals failure to protect the rights of older people receiving care at home


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Older people’s basic human rights are being overlooked in the provision of care at home, according to emerging findings released today by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Older people’s basic human rights are being overlooked in the provision of care at home, according to emerging findings released today by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
 
The Commission is currently conducting a major inquiry into home care, which is investigating how well the home based care and support system in England is protecting the rights of people over 65. The full report will be published in November 2011.
 
In gathering evidence it has uncovered many worrying cases, for example:


– people routinely being left in bed for 17 hours or more between care visits;
– failure to wash people regularly and provide sufficient food and drink;
– people be





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