Essay On Care Home Abuse

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Care Home Abuse Probe Police are investigating a nursing home following complaints that elderly residents have been bruised, left filthy and robbed. Officials launched a probe into the operation of 64-bed Honeymead Care Home after families of two residents reported bruises on their loved ones’ skin and poor levels of hygiene. They are also scrutinising allegations that jewellery, including rings and necklaces, was stolen from residents at the £595-a-week care facility in Bedminster, Bristol. Avon and Somerset Police confirmed today that they had launched an investigation into the allegations and promised to take them ‘extremely seriously’. A police spokesman said: ‘Officers from our Public Protection Unit are aware of these incidents and full investigations are underway to…show more content…
I just hope things improve.” The family of resident Olive Bewick decided to move her to a different care home after she was found with bruising on her shins. Mrs Bewick had lived at Honeymead for five years until, over the last four months, her family became so concerned about her care that they complained to management. Her granddaughter Julie Ryall, 38, said: ‘We noticed things with her personal hygiene. Her nails were absolutely filthy, but she is either in bed or a wheelchair, so it’s not like she was doing gardening. “We also noticed dried food on her face where they had not washed it after meals. We also noticed bruising to her legs.” Mrs Ryall said she and sister Cheralyn Greenaway became worried last week after they discovered that their grandfather’s wedding ring and their grandmother’s necklace were missing. She said: “We looked for her necklace and could not find it and went straight to the manager and saw the Care Quality Commission inspector there so we reported it to them.” The Care Quality Commission carried out an inspection at the home last week and the report is due to be issued within several weeks. The regulator has been in meetings with the local

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