Serious neglect in home care of elderly people

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

The care of elederly people in their own homes is so poor that their human rights may be breached says the Equality and Human Commision for England. The commission uncovered worrying reports of failure to wash people adequately, to provide them with the support they need when eating and drinking, being left in soiled beds and clothing for long priods. Problems encountered included inadequate time to deliver care (often 15 minutes), elderly people having little control over the timing of visits and a lack of staff training and awareness.

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