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What to do if you suspect abuse in your parent's care home

... What to do if you suspect abuse in your parent's care home eldercare, communication, trust, social care When we see images of neglect and abuse in the news we hope and pray that it won't happen to our parents. The media paints a negative picture ...

How to report medical negligence in a care home

... How to report medical negligence in a care home care home, care fees, abuse, welfare, trust, communication Medical negligence solicitor Jeanette Whyman, from Wright Hassall, shares her advice for reporting medical negligence when it occurs in a care home and explains how ...

How to cope when you're a whistleblower

... whistleblower, advice, balance, NHS, Dear Lesley,How do people cope if they've been the family whistle-blower, trying to report abuse of elderly parents by close relatives?9 years ago I warned both the NHS and the local social services department that my parents ...

When helpers become the enemy

... wanted to explain his mental illness. I knew a lot of people would come to his funeral who were unaware that his rude and abusive behaviour was due to his mental condition. It wasn't the real him. His delusional paranoia was like a rash, it crept ...

10 questions to ask before choosing a care home

... be important in terms of continuity of care for your parent. Make sure you also know what the home's procedures are if you suspect abuse. Can you request a change of carer if your parent doesn't take to the person fulfilling the role for them? Are there ...

What to expect from live-in care for your parent

... going wrong. But sometimes they do. All good agencies will have a clear safeguarding procedure, to deal swiftly with any allegation of abuse or wrongdoing, which you should be able to see at any point. What happens if the carer moves on? We know ...

Dignity in dying and care for the living

... now has over 50,000 dignity champions. She regularly supports projects and is Patron of the Lewis Manning Hospice, Action on Elder Abuse Lancing and Symposium. Amanda is a regular media contributor speaking on TV and radio about her campaigning for dignity and improved care for ...