Council Home Care Cuts Where Can you find quality care
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Council Home Care Cuts Where Can you find quality care

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The United Kingdom Home Care Association has found that due to funding cuts Council run Care homes and Live in care is falling short of meeting the basic needs of its clients. 82% of Live in care visits have reduced from an average of 48 minutes to a measly 38 minutes and Personal Care which includes bathing, dressing and basic hygiene has reached an all time low of just 15 minutes.  ¾ of the council run care homes have greatly reduced their daily visits to clients which is proving to have disastrous consequences, a 90 year old gentlemen had his daily visits reduced from 28, 45 minute sessions per week to just 7, 15 minute visits. A reduction so great has a knock on affect on the health of the patient both physically and mentally; one case found that due to time reductions a woman in her 90’s was left lying on her bedroom floor for 12 hours after she fell in the middle of the night trying to reach the bathroom.

The UKHCA has noted that although cuts may need to be made the needs of the clients must be the number one priority as their health and safety is paramount regardless of where councils deem the cuts should be made.

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April James - About the Author:

April James is a Digital Executive for Chalk and Ward Advertising with a strong background in Health and Social Care

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