It's time for the care sector to start thinking 'technology' smart. Not just for the protection and safeguarding of our most vulnerable but for the professionals who value their reputation as good, conscientious led Care Providers. Our most vulnerable and their carers deserve no lessJayne Connery
Dad has vascular dementia and a soma bag. He was sent to the home from the hospital , and his time there was very stressful and horrific and resulted in us sadly losing more of dad quicker.
Dad was left unwashed and unshaven for days, his clothes had been put away in the wardrobe unwashed but to be worn again even though you could clearly see they were covered in faeces.
One day mum and a family member went to see dad and found him in a really dirty state, a carer was told but did nothing and mum ended up washing him and finding clean clothes for dad.
It took them over a month to ask mum how to change the stoma bag as no one there was trained to do it.
Mum was told dad had escaped this was put into his care plan which mum saw. Next time mum visited this page had been taken out and all was denied.
Mum asked for dads toe nails to be cut as they were hurting him, they said they would be done. When we got dad out of the home my husband and I found his nails to be very over grown they were curled over and digging into his skin. He was in so much pain and was finding it very hard to walk. His toes and ankles had dried faeces on them which you could see had been there a while as it had stained his skin.
When we went to get dad out the home we found him very upset, he said a male carer had got him round the throat and had locked him in his room.
Most of dads items went missing and were never found.
Everything got denied, but all of this has left my dad a very scared and anxious man and thinks everyone is going to hurt him especialy male carers.
We would never have put dad in a home so bad that had already be placed inadequate by CQC.
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It's time for the care sector to start thinking 'technology' smart. Not just for the protection and safeguarding of our most vulnerable but for the professionals who value their reputation as good, conscientious led Care Providers. Our most vulnerable and their carers deserve no lessJayne Connery, Founder Care Campaign for the Vulnerable
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