Why abuse of the elderly is as bad as any hate crime

Helen Carroll, Daily Mail Online, UK

Maddy Job son set up a secret camera at her mother’s care home with the best intentions, but she found evidence of shocking, malicious abuse and neglect of mum Freda. Three care  workers, standing at Freda’s bedside, mocked and mimicked her groans, called her a “witch” and swore at her before removing a bandage from  her bedsores and wrapping it around her head. This week, a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report rated one in four homes as inadequate or needing improvements, proving this case not alone.

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