The most important work very often is done by the unqualified support workers and care assistants
The word “guilt” simply doesn’t convey the depth of sadness, betrayal, desolation and self-loathing I’ve experienced
The first ever audit of diabetes management in care homes found that many aspects of diabetes care were ‘sad and concerning’
Too often a Home uses the words “specialist dementia care” when what they really mean is that they ‘accept’ people with dementia there. But they do not have a service worthy of that name.
The media often highlights bad care practice both in the Community and Residential care. There are many great carers out there who we never hear about.
Now, more than ever is a time for the practice of a bit of honest self reflection in our work.