Your experiences of nursing home care standards

Here are some of the comments and experiences on nursing home care that you sent in via email, Facebook and Twitter:

I was employed as a senior in a private care home and have seen first-hand the poor conditions and care of the elderly with dementia.


Thank you for doing the news item on care for the elderly but unfortunately I don't think it will make a bit of difference. The system simply does not work.


Time and time again, we hear of failings in care, not just in elderly services but across the board, but implementation of changes is taking far too long.


My wife visits elderly people in their homes to assist them... The carers do at little as possible in the shortest time they can. They don't appear to care at all its just a job. It may be the company they work for is expecting them to do too much in too short a time. I also have a friend that is a carer and she is disgusted by some of her colleagues attitudes to their clients.

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Nursing home care warnings

The Public Services Ombudsman has warned that there could be many more examples of older people getting poor treatment in nursing homes, unless there's an improvement in the way care levels are monitored.