Complaints about the care received by pensioners in residential homes have more than doubled in recent years, according to a report from the Local Government Ombudsman.
Anita's Rock's mother, Eileen, was in a care home in Nottingham, when she suffered a stroke. The pensioner was left in a distressed state for 5 hours before an ambulance was called. Her daughter told our reporter Rajiv Popat that she is not surprised by the findings.
Six people are still being questioned by Police following the death of an elderly woman shortly after she was moved from a Nottingham care home.
86 year old Ivy Atkin died in last November soon after being moved from from the Autumn Grange residential home in Sherwood Rise, when it suddenly closed down.
Nottinghamshire Police arrested 11 people on suspicion of manslaughter and five of them have now been released on bail pending further inquiries .
An investigation into the standard of care provided to residents at Autumn Grange is also under way and police are working closely with partner agencies to establish if any criminal offences took place.
Eleven people have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter of an elderly woman at a Nottingham Care Home. Eight-six year old Ivy Atkin died shortly after the closure of Autumn Grange Residential Home last year.
The home was being used by Nottingham City Council residents, and specialised in the care of dementia. The local authority, the health watchdog and the police are continuing to investigate its standards of care. Gareth Owen reports.
Nottingham Council have said that they are undertaking a Serious Case Review involving a range of partner agencies to look into the circumstances surrounding the death of Ivy Atkin, who died shortly after leaving the Autumn Grange care home.
Last year, when the owners of Autumn Grange informed us at short notice and in breach of their contract with us that they intended to close the home, we acted swiftly to move all residents to alternative homes. Sadly one resident later died, and I extend my sympathy to her family.
We have since been conducting a safeguarding investigation into issues at the home, in conjunction with the police and the Care Quality Commission and will continue to help the police with their investigation into the death of a former resident.
– Candida Brudenell, Nottingham City Council’s Director of Adult Social Services