Care Campaign was started over five years ago to champion safety monitoring in all public areas in dementia/care homes to become mandatory. Our vulnerable elderly deserve to be safeguarded and their carers. This is not just someone else's problem. If you have any intention of growing old, then it concerns you tooJayne Connery
Joanne Brown's Mum Valerie, before sustaining horrific injuries after a 'fall' from her chair in a care home lounge
A distraught daughter contacted Care Campaign for the Vulnerable asking for help to raise awareness to their family's plight after their beloved mum who lived with vascular dementia, took a 'fall' from her chair in a care home lounge area and sustained horrific injuries sadly passing away 10 days later in hospital.
Joanne Brown's Mother, Valerie, 79, was found on the floor severely injured by another daughter who came to visit. The grandmother sustained a fractured shoulder, a bleed on the brain after the incident at a Care Home in Northampton on May 19th. She died in hospital from her injuries, ten days later.
Joann told Care Campaign for the Vulnerable ' We are devastated. How could this happen? Carers told us there was no one in the lounge area watching these vulnerable residents because they were busy and one on a break. We were coming to visit our mum and now she's passed away from a 'fall'. It's heartbreaking. How can a family place their loved one in a care home and this happen? Equally worse, we have no answers to how these injuries happened. How can we, as a loving family just accept that? Our Mother suffered - she was so distraught after being found on the floor. Why? Safety monitoring in communal areas would have picked up what happened and it's a scandal these places that house our vulnerable are not being safety monitored. We don't even know where our mum is being held - until they release her back to us for the burial. It's unthinkable this can happen and no family should every have to go through it.''
Care Campaign have decided to show the less distressing injuries suffered after a 'fall' from a chair in a communal lounge area at a Care Home in Northampton, resulting in Joanne's Mum Valerie, passing away ten days later in hospital. The family say ' we are distraught'.
Care Campaign for the Vulnerable Founder Jayne Connery is talking to the distraught family, offering them support. She said ' Again, we are hearing families are faced with loved ones sustaining horrific injuries often resulting in premature death and no answers are forthcoming. All Care Providers should have safety and transparenty at the top of their care agenda. Families who contact us only want answers to how and why these incidents happen. This poor family were on the way to visit their mum in a caring and safe environment to then be faced with their mother on the floor with the most horrific injuries is beyond anyone's comprehension. This is becoming all too familiar story and the result are families angry and heartbroken this should happen to them. The care industry is getting a bad name and all the great that happens in care will not be focused on until the sector brings in honesty and transparency by allowing safety monitoring in communal areas. Accidents CAN happen and maybe families can in time forgive that, but no answers to how these incidents occur can't be forgiven. The family do not know and probably will not get to know the full details of what happened to their mum. The anger they are feeling is completely understandable and we will be supporting them throughout.''
Joanne told Care Campaign the family has had no contact from the senior Management except a sympathy card and a written apology. She said defiantly ''We don't want sympathy, just answers to how this could happen to our Mother sitting on her chair in a care home lounge.''
Care Campaign has been asked by the family to show the horrific injuries suffered to their mother but we have chosen not to show them. The family have requested what happened to their Mum to be made public by Care Campaign for the Vulnerable.
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Care Campaign was started over five years ago to champion safety monitoring in all public areas in dementia/care homes to become mandatory. Our vulnerable elderly deserve to be safeguarded and their carers. This is not just someone else's problem. If you have any intention of growing old, then it concerns you tooJayne Connery, Founder Care Campaign for the Vulnerable
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