Justice for my mam and all vulnerable people with dementia.

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  1. NancyD

    NancyD Registered User

    Mar 23, 2008
    42
    North east
    #1 NancyD, Oct 17, 2008
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 17, 2008
    Just to let you all know my family and I have decided to take what happened to my mam further. We have been in touch with a solicitor and they will decide whether we have a case for medical negligence. All I really want is for someone to admit that the care home my mother was in was totally incompetent and that people( (moderator note: name removed in my mothers case) are making profit out of our elderly people who cannot fend for themselves.If I have named people when I shouldnt have please keep me right moderators.Thank you.
     
  2. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
  3. Prague09

    Prague09 Registered User

    Jul 22, 2008
    174
    essex
    well done

    Unless we have people like you then there is no one who can defend and hightlight the problems in resdential care.

    After all if we go on holiday and pay £600.00 a week per person for accommodation we would expect a first class service and surley this should be the case with the care of our elderly who are charged these high charges.

    The problem lies deeper, care homes have probelms recuriting and retaining good staff because they pay such low wages to the carers.
     
  4. Taffy

    Taffy Registered User

    Apr 15, 2007
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    Dear Nancy,

    Good on you and your family someone should be made accountable for what happened to your mam. The C/H needs to own the neglect and see that it doesn't happen again.

    This is the problem and low wages will not attract the skilled workers.... which is another big problem!

    SOME of these care providers are Morally Bankrupt!!
     
  5. Marianne

    Marianne Registered User

    Jul 5, 2008
    301
    NW England
    Good for you it needs more people to make a stand against the abuse and neglect of our relatives in care homes.

    My dad was severely abused and neglected and was even given drugs not prescribed for him to sedate him. He died in July'07 and I am still battling for justice for him and the PCT are doing their utmost to protect the Manager of the home.

    I do hope you have more luck than me even though I have a solicitor kept informed every step of the way it is extremely difficult to prove.

    Good Luck
    Marianne
     
  6. kazlou

    kazlou Registered User

    Feb 3, 2006
    75
    Surrey
    Dear Nancy,

    Well done we need to fight for more rights for people with Alzheimer's and Dementia. Nursing & Care Homes need more regulations on staffing levels, safer recruitment checks, and tougher home inspections. Good luck and keep us all informed with your progress.

    Kazlou
     
  7. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    5,379
    NW England
    Dear Nancy

    I just wanted to offer support ... I know it's a tough call to pursue a complaint when in reality it's the last thing you need to think about ... and the very reasons you are complaining don't help the grieving process...

    Like you - I am asking for nothing (in my case against hospital treatment) except an unreserved apology for actions taken without informed consent - and the hope that 'dementia awareness' might just become a priority training issue ....

    'Justice' is the key word - how sad some of us feel we have to fight for it? :(

    Well done, stay strong ....

    Love, Karen, x
     
  8. DianeB

    DianeB Registered User

    May 29, 2008
    765
    nottinghamshire
    Nancy and Karen, sending you both all the support I can for you both in your quest to bring somebody to own up to some from of apology and for future actions to be enforced against any of this happening to anybody else. Like you know I myself am putting in an offical complaint against the hospital Mum was in. Not sure if either of you are aware but ICAS can help you also free of charge. If nobody spoke out against what is happening then nothing will ever change, sending you both the very best wishes xxxx
     
  9. marlene

    marlene Registered User

    Apr 20, 2007
    26
    notts
    good on you nancy x:)
     
  10. Lanie

    Lanie Registered User

    Aug 31, 2008
    293
    Surrey
    Wishing you all, who are taking complaints forward justice for your families and hoping that your actions may help other families from experiencing what you have.

    Good luck

    Lanie
     

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