Elderly woman died after suffering burns in nursing home bath

This is a very sad story, and my heart goes out to this ladie’s family.

However I can’t help feeling it further shows up the defficiencies in care and nursing home regulation.

The story has been reported by the Health and Safety Executive, after a now dissolved company was found to be negligent.

http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/elderly-woman-died-after-suffering-burns-in-nursing-home-bath/?ebul=hsegen&cr=15/29-sep-14

The worrying element is that highlighted by the magistrate. The directors of the company have walked away from this with a £5,000 fine. Which may or may not be paid by the company, as its now dissolved.

So what is to stop these clearly unsuitable people starting up a new home, if they haven’t already done so?

NOTHING!

My Care Service Report and Select-a-Home service will always look into the Directors of care companies and their past. www.scotting.org

 

 

 

Older people’s Day 1st October

UK Older People’s Day is on 1st October every year to coincide with the UN International Day of Older Persons. The main aim for the day is to be a celebration of the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society and the economy. Older People’s Day supports the campaign to challenge negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes.

You can help this year by signing up to our pledge of support organising an event or activity linked to one of our themed months or just by taking part in something going on in your community on October 1st. Nothing going on? Then make it happen!!

Kris Scotting Care Consultants Ltd has pledged to continue to campaign for the best quality care in later life.