Tag Archives: Older care

Widow calls for cover-up carers to be struck off

Widow calls for cover-up carers to be struck off

Pippa Chambers , Reporter Thursday, June 23, 2011
7:00 AM

A HEARTBROKEN widow says the care workers who covered up a serious accident which led to the death her husband should be jailed and struck off the medical register.

(click on image for larger view)Margaret Lewis holding a photo of her husband colin, Neva road, Weston. Margaret Lewis holding a photo of her husband colin, Neva road, Weston.

After a two-week trial at Bristol Crown Court two former employees of Penlee Nursing Home, Weston, were found guilty of neglecting a person who lacked capacity.

Plans under way to tackle ageism in the NHS

Plans under way to tackle ageism in the NHS

As evidence accumulates that elderly people suffer worse treatment than the young on the NHS, the Government and health watchdogs have devised a series of plans to tackle the problem.

 

The Government insists it will ensure all patients receive the same treatment regardless of age

By Martin Beckford, Health Correspondent

7:00AM BST 22 Jun 2011

They range from making age discrimination illegal to carrying out spot checks on hospital geriatric wards.

However it has been claimed that the problem is down to the culture in the health service and the attitude of staff, and that new laws and more rigorous checks may only increase bureaucracy rather than improving care.

Experiencing isolation- please don’t forget Carers!

There are many carers who live with someone yet they feel they live in isolation.  Please don’t forget Carers.

Experiencing isolation

Social worker Pam Stopforth finds out what it is to be lonely and isolated for a week

Liverpool-based social worker Pam Stopforth is one of 11 people experiencing social isolation as if she were an isolated older person in a social experiment called Isolation Week.

Organised by the charity Friends of the Elderly, the event takes place from today (Monday) through to Sunday with the aim of raising awareness of the effects of social isolation.

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