The Government Pledges to Take Action to Improve Care Homes

The Government Pledges to Take Action to Improve Care Homes

Each year, more and more disabled elderly men and women are sent to care homes where they are looked after by nurses and doctors and remain in residency. However, a new study by the Care Quality Commission shows that almost half of all nursing homes and other residential care facilities for disabled men and women are substandard. To be exact, 48 percent of all hospitals and care homes that were inspected in a recent research project were not up to par with the U.S. care home standards. In many homes, patients were locked in their rooms, bullied by patients or staff, or left without active treatments that kept them there longer.

People in these homes were bored, distressed, and depressed. They also felt that they were not being treated like individuals. The staff used restraints that were both physical and chemical in nature to satisfy patients and keep them quiet when they didn’t have time to attend to them. As well, the people were at huge risk to abuse in these care homes. The independent services that were inspected proved to be twice as likely to fail to meet standards as the homes that were provided by the NHS. The Department of Health aims to fix these falling standards and advocate the fair and gentle treatment of disabled men and women in nursing homes and other medical treatment residences.

If you or a loved one is disabled and have been placed in a home, you may be living off of social security disability benefits. If for any reason your benefits are withdrawn, then you need to talk to an attorney. At the Zendeh Law Firm, we have an entire practice devoted to making sure that you are given the social security benefits that you deserve. Talk to us today for more information.

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