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:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... In ... innovative EcoQube Frame vertical micro-veggies garden on Kickstarter . Surpassing the $100,000 ... – with nearly 2,000 consumers (and counting) already backing the campaign. , ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Viewers who like to ... critical historical facts, cultural practices, goods, services, and societal issues tend to appreciate and ... into the popular practice of utilizing running events for causes around the world. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , ... March 24, 2017 , ... “End Time GPS”: ... salient events will interrelate. “End Time GPS” is the creation of published author, ... expert while working on military munitions and space-vehicle projects. Now, at age ninety-one, he ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... CO (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... A ... bar for entry into teacher preparation programs. The NCTQ report suggests, based on a ... entry requirements would significantly improve teacher quality in the U.S. It argues that this ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , ... March 23, 2017 , ... The IoT (Internet ... WiFi connectivity are making a huge impact on businesses and individual consumers alike. ... the IoT will have a value anywhere from $4 trillion to $11 trillion dollars ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... Mar 24, 2017 Research and Markets has ... Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the ... Europe , Asia-Pacific , Latin ... provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... -- HealthMine surveys with 9,250 insured consumers fielded from February ... want help from their plans in five key areas: ... 2) help closing gaps in care, 3) better digital ... relevant, real-time guidance. Meeting these needs is essential to ... A Reason to Stay Engaged in Health ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... and GENEVA , March 24, ... World Tuberculosis Day revitalizes efforts to develop sutezolid as ... On World Tuberculosis Day, TB Alliance and the Medicines ... clinical development of sutezolid, an antibiotic drug candidate which ... to the development of sutezolid in combination with other ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: