The United Kingdom is the fifth- or sixth-richest nation in the world; we should be able to afford to handle Covid-19 while still giving the best-quality care to those who need it. But we don’…
The UK is facing a national crisis with 6,500 care homes totalling 140,000 beds at risk of closure over the next five years, Knight Frank has warned.
Source: UK faces national crisis as 6,500 care homes could close : Care Home Professional
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Article updated 22 May Birmingham and Sunderland councils have returned to applying the Care Act 2014 in full after a period suspending certain duties using emergency powers under the Coronavirus Act 2020. The authorities’ decisions means there are five councils operating the so-called Care Act easements – Coventry, Derbyshire, Solihull, Staffordshire and Warwickshire – down […]
This should be unbelievable, but is it?
Where is the care in our, so called, Society, it appears that it is just another ‘word’ that is not put into practice.
Is our Health Service so fragmented that, specialists health care professionals are unable to understand the basics of nutrition.
Surely with so many professions within the care of Joe, that, not one of them could see, or even understand, that food or some other form of nutrition was not being given to Joe.
Was he not monitored, or did everyone involved in his, so called, care believe it was the responsibility of someone else.
What does this say of the 21st century health care in Manchester, more like 16th century. The care for Joe would have been better in the 3rd World.
There are targets for this, targets for that and targets for the other, so many targets.
Are there too many targets, that these targets are getting in the way of basic health care?
Relatives of Guiseppe “Joe” Ulleri, 61, spoke of a “fragmented” care approach and claimed he was denied food for almost three weeks due to miscommunication.
A man with Down’s syndrome died after 20 days in a hospital bed without food, an inquest heard. The family of Giuseppe “Joe” Ulleri, 61, condemned the “fragmented” approach to his care after he was taken to A&E in February 2016 due to a fall at his supported living site in Didsbury, Manchester.
After initially being discharged, he was re-admitted and found to have fractures to his pelvis, wrist and neck. His carers were told he needed surgery and as he had some difficulty swallowing due to an ongoing acid reflux problem, he was made “nil by mouth”.
But relatives say he was denied food for almost three weeks due to miscommunication and inaction by staff, which led to him getting fatal pneumonia.
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This is just a start as Social care throughout the UK is in an extensive crisis and all, some more than others, are in a dire need of extra finance just to tread water, let alone cater for the increase in needs relating to social care from an ever increasing amount of people both children and adults and their respective carers.
If the Care Industry is allowed to collapse, which it is now and in some instances beyond crisis point, then we will be back in Victorian Times, a time when many Tories regal at in their wish to return to ‘Victorian values’. Are these values we wish to return to, extensive child labour, lack of sanitation, workhouse, penalizing the poor, disabled and the sick.
Just a moment, we may already be there.
I learned this morning that Claire Greaves, a mental health blogger and campaigner who has worked with Mind, Fixers and eating disorder charity Beatuntil she was moved to a secure unit in 2016, and who tweeted under the handle @mentalbattle, has died in an eating disorders unit run by the private company Cygnet, owned by Pennsylvania-based Universal Health Services, in Coventry. Although she suffered from anorexia which nearly killed her in early 2017, sources on Twitter say she took her own life. She had been moved to that unit in May 2017 after five months in a mainstream hospital receiving tube-feeding after the crisis brought on by the anorexia in the Partnerships in ‘Care’/Priory-run secure unit, Ty Catrin, in south Wales, the conditions of which were the subject of this interview and which she wrote about on her blog here.
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Responding to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger’s report on malnutrition in older people, Margaret Willcox, President of ADASS, said:
“The thought of older people going hungry because they are isolated, have limited mobility, or are depressed is appalling, and social care staff do what they do because they are keen to do anything within their power to help.
“Hunger is a serious issue for older people, but it’s often just one symptom of wider issues, which is why it is our view that social care solutions should be personalised, and focus on the individual needs of the person in question.
A memo at one store told employees that they could not flee the hurricane more than 24 hours before it hit, or they could be disciplined at work.