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Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is learning of the pressures faced by conscientious led Care Providers striving to offer a caring and safe environment to both service users and staff. Safety monitoring is proving to be a invaluable care assist tool - bringing a more open and transparent culture into care homes as well as saving valuable resources within the care home sector and the NHS

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''Our dear mum died in her care home and our family will never know why...''

Added on 30th June 2018

WARNING -DISTRESSING PHOTOS - FAMILIES HAVE ASKED CCFTV TO RAISE AWARENESS TO PROVIDERS ADOPTING SAFETY MONTIORING IN ALL CARE HOMES SO UNWITNESSED INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS CAN BE EVIDENCED. THIS CASE STUDY HAS CONCLUDED THAT NO EVIDENCE EXISTED TO ALLOW THE FAMILY PEACE OF MIND TO WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED TO THEIR MOTHER IN A CARE HOME.

''Care Campaign for the Vulnerable was contacted by the Brown family telling us of the devastating and life-threatening injuries their elderly mother suffered because of an unwitnessed fall in a care home. Care CAmpaign for the Vulnerable raised awareness to the lack of transparency in care and without visual safety monitoring this family will never know exactly what happened to their mother'' Care Campaign For The Vulnerable

READ THE BROWN'S FAMILY'S STORY HERE, IN THE DAILY EXPRESS

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/972433/elderly-care-nursing-home-care-home-death-neglect

Joanne Brown's Mum tragically passed away due to devastating injuries when she sustained a unwitnessed 'fall' from her chair in a care home

CCFTV supporting the Brown family outside the Coroners court after the verdict to the cause of death to their mother was recorded as 'accidential'.

''Our Mother was found on the floor with devastating injuries after 'falling' from her chair in the lounge area. Our mother was paralysed down one side and this was impossible to happen by herself. We have been given no answers as to how this may have happened in a care home. We buried our mother not knowing why. No one will know unless it happen's to them just how devastating this is. We are distraught and finding it difficult to comes to terms with what happened. I wouldn't wish this on our worst enemy. My sister was visiting mum and found her on the floor of her care home in absolute agony with a deep gash to her arm and severe cuts and she suffered brain damage. At the time of the incident, it was reported no carers were in the lounge so no one knows what happened or why it happened. The way we were treated has been terrible.''

''I would't wish what happened to our family on our worst enemy.''

After our Mother passed away we didn't even know what they did with her. No one told us anything, not safeguarding, police or the care home - except from the care provider a verbal apology. We are distraught we only heard from the home the day we buried our mother asking if we could remove my mum's chair that she fell from. A family who just buried their mum without knowing the reason why. No family should ever have to go through that after placing their family member in a care home. If the care home had safety monitoring in these communal areas we would have an explanation and maybe then it would be easier but not knowing is torture for us and we are heartbroken we have been treated so callously.

''Where else in society would this ever be allowed to happen?''

All authorities, police and CQC investigated the incident and no criminal charges could be brought to the Care Provider. A witness visiting another family at the time saw a resident lean over my mother - so all 'probability' released the lever to the chair which may have 'catapulted' her out of it. If the home manager knew were 'challenging' residents in the lounge why then were these residents not monitored? It's not acceptable to say in all 'probability' - it's still not good enough and we buried our mum on a 'probability'.'' Joanne Brown

The Brown family have asked CCFTV to highlight some of the devastating injuries their mother sustained when suffering a unwitnessed 'fall' in her care home to help influence care providers to adopt safety montioring in communal areas in care homes.

OUR STATEMENT - CARE CAMPAIGN FOR THE VULNERABLE


With the very best intentions, accidents/injuries can and do happen especially when you are caring for people who are vulnerable, elderly and with poor mobility. It is the responsibility of a well-led care provider to ensure all procedures are in place to prevent such accidents occurring but even with the best will in the world accidents can and still do sometimes happen. What can not be accepted though, is if an incident should occur, a family receiving no answers to how, why and when. Safety monitoring in communal areas would bring solutions to stop it from happening again. It’s without a doubt if no answers are forthcoming - families will inevitably and with good reason have an element of doubt.

Care Providers need transparency and of course, this is for families to bring them peace of mind but also care staff who may be accused wrongly of poor care practice or abuse. Lengthy investigations and a carers/care home reputation are at stake so why wouldn't a care provider want this level of protection and transparency for not just residents and families but employees?

The Brown family is a tragic case but not an isolated one. This family's mother died from her injuries from an incident in her care home, a place she should have been safe. A family who will never get the answers to how their Mum died. No family should ever be subjected to this. All care providers need to adopt safety monitoring in communal areas and bring in a level of transparency and protection for all those who live and work in care homes. Our hearts go out to the Brown family.

IF YOU HAVE A INTEREST IN THIS FAMILY'S CARE EXPERIENCE AND WOULD LIKE TO MAKE CONTACT PLEASE E MAIL ccftv.cares@gmail.com AND AFTER VERIFYING WE WILL FORWARD ON.

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Our Director's statement to why Care Campaign for the Vulnerable was set up.

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Report from Marbrook Centre in Cambridge on the benefits to safety monitoring in communal areas for residents and staff.

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Dominic Grieve Westminster Speech 2018 on Care Campaign For The Vulnerable Safety Monitoring In Care Homes

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Care Campaign Government Proposal

"The evidence from Providers who have installed CCTV seems to me to merit careful attention and to be quite persuasive"

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