CAREHOME NEGLIGENCE


The decision to move a loved one into a care home is never an easy one. Whether respite care or full-time residential care is needed, you hope and expect the care provided will be the best possible.

Care-needs are often high, especially if the individual has Alzheimer's disease, dementia or similar, and unfortunately problems sometimes arise.

Pressure sores, also known as pressure ulcers or bed sores, are a common complaint despite the fact they are easy to prevent. NHS and NICE guidelines suggest regular changing of positions is an effective way of preventing pressure sores.

Falls are also a recurrent problem for a variety of reasons. Individuals with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, for example, often misjudge the current level of their mobility. These falls can be simple to prevent, for example by carefully assessing and re-assessing the needs of the individual and by careful monitoring and supervision.

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KEY FACTS


Keep a copy of any documentation relating to the treatment or to any complaints you have made.

Keep a record of dates and times of events where you feel neglect has happened.

All patients should have their individual needs assessed and a care plan should be made and sustained by the nursing home.