Quality of life in Old Peoples Homes: Elderly care home review responses ‘disappointing’

Rationing by undercapacity and privatisation.

BBC News reported 10th August 2015: Elderly care home review responses ‘disappointing’

Care inspectors and ministers have been criticised for failing to explain in detail how they will improve life for elderly people in care homes.

Older People’s Commissioner Sarah Rochira said she was “disappointed” with their responses to a 2014 review.

It found elderly residents “quickly become institutionalised” in homes seen as places of “irreversible decline”.

The Welsh government said it was taking “strong action” with new laws to improve the regulation of care homes.

Ms Rochira’s report in November followed unannounced visits by experts to 100 care homes, and more than 2,000 questionnaires completed by care home residents and their families.

All public bodies involved in the sector were asked to submit action plans setting out how they would ensure improvements in residents’ lives….

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

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