Separation of Elderly Couples Condemned as Inhuman and Potentially Fatal (BBC News)

Summary

The involuntary separation of elderly couples, when one or both parties moves into a care home, should cease according to Sir James Munby (Family Judge). Social workers have been strongly advised to apply a “common decency” test in these circumstances and strive harder to keep couples together in shared accommodation, instead of following rules and regulations blindly.

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Judge criticises ‘inhuman’ separation of elderly couples. London: BBC Health News, May 10th 2017.

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