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Care home dilemma

Poor treatment at the hands of care home staff is an unfortunate but all too familiar theme; should the vulnerable be cared for at home?

11 May 2016

Historically, over the past four to five years, there has been a constant bubbling of news stories relating to the mistreatment of residents within care homes, as well as care homes' falling standards of care. Most recently, the news that GPs may vote to axe care home visits, in my opinion, highlights a disregard, on the part of the NHS, for the most frail and vulnerable members of our society.

While we are all aware that the NHS does not have infinite resources, how can the nation's health service fail the most vulnerable people in our society, by not caring for them in an environment that is fitting for their needs?

Black paint

Is the NHS completely to blame for this failing? In my opinion, no. While I do not wish to taint all of the care homes in the UK with the same brush, the fact remains that stories in the press highlight that there...

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