Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Report slams elderly care home treatment

By Sarah Womack, Social Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 2:22am GMT 18/12/2007

The appalling treatment of elderly people in care homes has been laid bare in a report which found some are dragged around by their hair, strapped into wheelchairs, locked in their rooms and sedated.
The Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI), describes how frail and vulnerable people are mistreated and often threatened or intimidated. Its 65-page report, Rights, Risks and Restraints, is based on a survey of 253 older people and their carers and an analysis of complaints and official inspection reports.


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