Residents leave after Œmanhandling¹ incident

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A Nottingham care home owner has told the local media that an allegation of mistreatment had led to almost half the residents leaving his home. The National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) is reported to be monitoring the privately run Willows care home in Sutton in Ashfield following a complaint that a 90-year-old man was manhandled by staff after he fell over. Home owner Priyalal Saha said that, as a result of the complaint, six of the 15 council-funded residents had asked social services to rehouse them. Mr Saha said the complaint that a resident was manhandled was completely untrue. “It is frightening the other residents,” Mr Saha said. “All of our staff are highly qualified and have been providing a quality, professional service for many years.” One visitor who was visiting a resident at the Willows at the time told journalists that the incident had been exaggerated. “The old man fell over and staff helped him get back on to his feet,” the visitor said. “He certainly wasn¹t manhandled.” Police say they

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