People With Dementia Failed By Standards of Homecare Staff Training? (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary

The Alzheimer’s Society has alleged that perhaps only 2% of homecare workers have adequate dementia training and awareness.

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Reference

Shocking reality of dementia homecare hidden behind closed doors. London: Alzheimer’s Society, November 16th 2016.

Probably also of interest, although this time in a residential nursing homes context:

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Gordon, D. (2016). Secret film exposes care home failures. London: BBC Health News / BBC Panorama, November 20th 2016.

Age UK and the Alzheimer’s Society have recently criticised rationing in adult social care and the quality of care for the elderly:

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Triggle, N. [and] Rhodes, D. (2016). Elderly failed by ‘shameful’ care system. London: BBC Health News, November 17th 2016.

The Folly of Simply Throwing Taxpayers’ Money at Problems Indiscriminately?

Attempting to think clearly: is the concern over inadequate social care funding, in some cases at least, a red-herring?:

“The Morleigh Group is understood to have been paid about £3,000 per week to care for the resident”. (Quotation: BBC News, November 20th 2016 above).

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