Navigation Links
Neglect of the Elderly by the Community

In America the old people were being failed by the NHS says a joint report from the Healthcare Commission, the Audit Commission and the Commission for Social Care Inspection. // Elder abuse is hurting old people, physically and emotionally. The report said that old people are subject to patronising and thoughtless attitudes from some doctors and carers. In hospital they are moved from one place to another, their meals are whisked away uneaten for lack of help, and despite the government’s promise of long ago to end mixed sex wards, old men and women are thrown in together to suffer indignity and shame as well as all their other problems.

The post hospital care that they receive is erratic and inadequate. The King’s Fund published a review of England’s social care by Sir Derek Wanless which said that the social care for old people in England, like healthcare, is miserably patchy, often miserable and often unavailable.

Home help goes only to the neediest; many who need just a little help in the home get no assistance from social services and many of those who qualify for services cannot afford the charges. Elderly people with savings or homes worth more than £20,500 have to use them to pay for residential care, which is free for anyone with no assets. Some social services departments force old people who don’t need residential care to go into homes so the council can seize the value of their property.

The elderly abuse was borne quietly because it is known by everyone about the money involved in taking care for the old. Wanless sets out a new system to help people live independently for as long as possible. Every old person who needs help would get a generous personal care package, and the state would pay five-sixths of it. The elderly person would pay the rest, unless unable to do so only then would means testing be used. According to the statistics the number of old people with high social care needs will increase by more than half by 2026.

A frail old lady needs company, attention, amusement and not just a rushed 45 minutes bathing and dressing. Traditionally families provided this and millions still do. This represents a huge saving to the taxpayer, yet such a carer’s allowance is only £45.70 a week. Wanless says that abolishing inheritance tax on legacies to family carers would be an obvious start; in that way the family home would indeed pay for the care of the old, within the family.

'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. ICMR along with other International Research organisation with drug development for Neglected Diseases
2. Neglected Gum Disease Could Increase Risk Of Heart Attack and Stroke
3. Do Not Neglect Your Abdominal Pain/ Swelling - Help Your Doctor In Early Cancer Detection
4. People Still Neglect To Use Sunscreen In Spite Of Cancer Warnings
5. Neglect In Childhood Could Cause Abnormal Behaviour In Adults
6. Chennai AIDS Campaign Highlights The Social Neglect Faced By Victims
7. Young People Not to Be Neglected In AIDS War
8. Americans Neglect Health Insurance
9. WHO Urges Higher Priority for Neglected Diseases
10. Samjhauta Victims in Pakistan Feel Neglected
11. More Elderly Take Inappropriate and Harmful Medications
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/26/2017)... , ... May 26, 2017 , ... ... announce a new educational seminar to focus on current legislative activity and the ... will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, and will continue through Monday, ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... via seating is proud to partner ... chair specifically designed for clinical areas. Genie Copper Mesh is a crossover chair ... to provide customers with a game changing chair that is affordably priced,” Chas ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... Rob Lowe acts as host and ... the series is on hiking in American. Viewers can reconnect with America as it ... of hiking. , Many consumers have looked for an inventive new place for a ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... , ... May 26, 2017 , ... “Just What Happened in the Garden of Eden”: ... the Garden of Eden” is the creation of published author, Penelope Colt, mother, trader, horse ... family moved to NYC when she was three. At six, they moved to Dayton, ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... Dr. Alan ... surgery in New York City. He is known for his distinguished expertise and ... vascular surgery, Dr. Benvenisty holds sub-specialty training in treating renovascular disease and aortic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/15/2017)... , May 15, 2017  Amy Baxter MD, chief ... leader in noninvasive pain relief, was awarded a 2017 ... magazine. Baxter was recognized at the MM&M Top 40 ... York City on May 10, 2017. The ... biopharma industry go "beyond the pill."  "Innovation ...
(Date:5/11/2017)... , May 11, 2017  Thornhill Research Inc. ... been awarded an $8,049,024 USD five-year, firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery ... the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) ( Ottawa, ... Systems to administer general anesthesia to patients requiring ... "The US Marine Corps have been a ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... 2017  The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We ... therapy clinics to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 if ... involved in a substantial scheme to overbill Medicare. ... an employee of a medical equipment company if ... provide medical practice groups with extra generous incentives to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: