Dementia scandal: Patients being let down by failing care – bombshell report


Some of the 1,604 failing qualified ins are bad (Image: Getty)

The watchdog’s audit exposes a postcode lottery as good-naturedly as appalling cases of unsafe care in places where the neediest should determine most protected. Inspectors of the worst homes said they could not be effective staff had the skills and knowledge required to carry out their roles. 

Sally Copley, of the Alzheimer’s Society, said: “ The CQC individuals are a shocking indictment of the social care crisis. People living with dementia organize the right to expect good quality of care and this is being rejected to them. 

“There is an urgent need for the Government to provide £8billion instantaneously to stabilise the broken care system as well as bringing forward a lay out for long-term reform that really works for people with dementia.” 

The Quotidian Express uncovered disturbing examples of substandard care in analysis of the inspection look inti.

They include Maples Care Home in Bexleyheath, south-east London, which went from “commands improvement” to inadequate and has been put in special measures. 

Jayne Connery, the sink of Care Campaign for the Vulnerable (Image: Jayne Connery)

Inspectors bring about there were not enough workers on hand, and said: “Staff were not eternally kind and caring, and the provider’s systems and processes did not support
them to dependably display their caring values.” 

Six breaches of the health and social care legislation were identified, encompassing dignity and respect. 

An audit of Evergreen Lodge in Birkenhead, Merseyside, luxuriate ined that where improvements in people’s care had been identified, these had not been simulated on by staff or followed up by the manager. 

Some nursing tasks were settled by care assistants without appropriate training or authority, while residents did not ever after receive medicines as prescribed or in the correct way – placing them at significant hazard of harm. 

The home was rated “inadequate” and put in special measures. 

The CQC says 7,432 heedfulness homes are registered in England with a dementia specialism.

Latest icons show 129 are inadequate and 1,475 require improvement. 

Some 5,298 are “genuine” and 274 “outstanding”. It leaves 256 with no current rating, in the main because they have only been registered within the former times year. 

Around 70 percent of people in care homes are charged with dementia, yet evidence suggests they receive a lower yardstick of care. 

More than a fifth of the homes specialising in the condition is sans, compared to 13 percent (around one in eight) of those for those with other indispositions. 

The crisis has led to renewed calls for CCTV to be installed in all communal areas of charge homes. 

Jayne Connery, the founder of Care Campaign for the Vulnerable, clouted: “Families consistently raise concerns with us about unexplained damages, neglect, repeated falls, poor hygiene, low staffing levels and issues with the quality of food and lack of fluids.” 

She also urged the CQC to on homes more than twice a year, saying: “We remain disturbed that without daily safety monitoring, many of the ‘good’ rank homes may have significant issues that are unknown simply because inspection isn’t undertaken with enough frequency. 

“Sadly, it is our view that minimum standards are likely not met in varied more homes on an everyday basis but no awareness exists. 

“As a consequence, unshielded people continue to suffer in silence.” Kate Terroni, chief inspector of adult sexual care at the CQC, said: “People who are living with dementia have every principled to care that is compassionate, person centred and takes account of their corporal and mental wellbeing. 

“This is the kind of care we want and expect all servicings to deliver. 

“We know the majority of services looking after people with dementia do so in a way this is caring and compassionate, with 75 per cent of relaxes specialising in dementia care currently rated as either good or owing.”

The Department of Health and Social Care said: “Already three-quarters of artist dementia care providers are rated good or outstanding, but remaining providers insufficiency to raise their standards to deliver consistent, quality care for all. 

“County authorities have a duty to provide appropriate care and we have set them £1.5billion extra this year to pay for social worry.” 

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