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UK: More than half care home residents denied basic care, unpublished data shows
The Telegraph ^ | 3/7/2012 | Donna Bowater and John Bingham

Posted on 03/07/2012 12:46:27 AM PST by bruinbirdman

Older people routinely have to wait up to three months for formal checks for painful conditions such as bed sores, according to figures from the health care watchdog.

A quarter were not given a choice of male or female staff to help them use the lavatory and more than a third of care homes surveyed admitted delays in getting medication to residents.

Campaigners blamed NHS bureaucrats showing a “lack of interest” and failing to provide expert assessments for conditions as basic as incontinence.

The findings emerged after almost 1,000 elderly people yesterday descended on Parliament to lobby their MPs calling for a radical overhaul of the social care system.

Paul Burstow, the care minister, signalled that a widely anticipated white paper of the future of social care had been delayed until next month insisting: “Getting it right is better than rushing it out and getting it wrong.”

Among those who addressed the crowd was the actor Tony Robinson, an ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society, who said it was an “undeniable fact” that the system of social care is now in crisis with millions of people faced with paying large sums for care unlikely to meet their needs in old age.

The Archbishop of York also threw his support behind the lobby. Speaking during a visit to a care home he called for an overhaul of the care system to provide “dignity and peace of mind” to older people.

Fresh evidence of the failings in the system was detailed as a raft of previously unpublished data gathered by the health care regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) was released.

It was drawn from the first ever nationwide review of how the needs of needs of care home residents across England are met.

The CQC report discloses that people

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: britain; greatbritain; healthcare; nhs; obamacare; uk; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 03/07/2012 12:46:33 AM PST by bruinbirdman
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To: bruinbirdman

I have never experienced a society designed to abuse me like this. I guess I had best get prepared because our socialists are much more “progressive” than your socialists. We are right up there with Stalin and his good pal Hitler.

America’s liberals will show Britian a thing or two about killing off “useless” populations.


2 posted on 03/07/2012 12:50:47 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: bruinbirdman

Bump


3 posted on 03/07/2012 3:45:26 AM PST by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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