BBC programme exposes poor standards in elderly care

By David Evison

Anyone who watched the BBC Panorama — Behind Closed Doors: Elderly Care Exposed programme on 30 April 2014 regarding the care of the elderly will have been rightly horrified.

It is, of course, important to note that care of this kind is not universal. However, according to enquiries received by Anthony Collins Solicitors and existing clients, poor care, unanswered requests for help, enforced incontinence and basic neglect are unfortunately all too common in the care of elderly people.

It is well publicised that there are significant issues in the UK in respect of managing an ageing population, coupled with an increasing degree of cuts in funding to public services for significantly vulnerable people. This tragically can lead to elderly vulnerable patients being subjected to unacceptable care…

Click on the link below to read the rest of the Anthony Collins briefing.

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