Care Home News 27th February 2020

Social care news items that have caught our attention in the last few days.

Report highlights ‘utterly devastating’ cases of sexual abuse in care homes.

A care worker targeted “the most vulnerable” people in a care home so they would not be able to speak out when she sexually abused them, according to a new report.
The woman filmed the assaults on residents – including an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s disease – on her mobile phone. More

Care homes hit dental hygiene heights.

Care homes across the borough of Rochdale have received oral hygiene ratings as part of an innovative rating scheme. Five-star ratings have been awarded to 25 care homes so far with others encouraged to strive for the achievement. More

Whistleblower who walked out when care home boss refused to hire a black person wins tribunal.

A WHISTLEBLOWER has won a tribunal claim after she walked out in protest when her boss refused to hire a black person for a £52,000-a-year role. More

Parklands Care Group appoints photographer in residence.

Parklands Care Homes has been working with amateur photographer Duncan Rennie on a reminiscence project at Glenisla in Keith that aims to capture – through photograph and film - the places and events that have shaped and inspired residents’ lives, including his late father who was a resident at the care home. More

‘Not fit for purpose’: Dundee care home in line for closure.

A letter sent to the families of residents at Craigie House reveals it may have to close after it was deemed “not fit for purpose”.
Staff have been told the move will not result in job losses as carers and residents are sent to other care homes across the city. More

CTSI launches new government-backed care home complaints guide.

A 2018 study by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) – entitled the ‘Care Homes Market Study’ – found that once entering into care, it is incredibly stressful for residents and their representatives to organise a move to a different care facility. The CMA also found that many residents and their representatives found it difficult to make complaints directly to care homes, and perceived the complaints processes to be unclear, complicated and confusing. More



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