Members may be interested in the following article printed in the Mature Times
It emphasises once more that the treatment of aged and disabled people in care in the home is a National disgrace
Why do we tolerate it ????????
We perhaps more than many people witness this happening so often
We know that without any changes WE will be victims at some time in the future
But nothing is done
Just think next week we will be expected to vote for a Police and Crimes Commissioner
The cost of the election alone £millions , 41 commissioners at minimum salary £76.ooo
Supporting services extra cost (voting expected to be about 18% the lowest ever )
And we are expected to believe that the abysmal care now provided is because of Financial reasons
Words that I can ’t use o n TP leave me exasperated
Pressure put on carers because of budget cuts in Scotland
Extracted from article
-----“Cathy Leech, chairwoman of the Scottish pensioners forum, told the panel that cuts in frontline services is having a huge impact on retired people and the carers themselves.
She said: "The cutback in services is atrocious. There is so much pressure being put on carers. A care worker recently told me that she earns around £50 for a five hour shift.
"In that five hours she has to see 15 very elderly patients that need to be helped out of bed, showered, dressed and fed.
"It's not enough time, how can they justify that? Also if your work it out each person is getting around £3 worth of care from the carer.
Scotland's old people are worth more than that.
"I would like to see a whole reshuffle of where money is going. The money is there but it is being wasted on private companies that aren't providing an adequate or correct standard of care --------- “