Last week BBC’s investigative TV show Panorama sadly revealed how the private Homecare services is becoming incompetent and downgrading in Britain.
In case you missed the TV show here is a short but none of the less shocking resume of what Panorama revealed.
Panorama sent two reporters undercover to work as Homecare “professionals” for 14 weeks in two of Britain’s biggest homecare suppliers. The two undercover reporters received custom designed four-day training course with Age Concern Training by BBC and while at work an emergency medical cover was on standby.
After the 14 weeks periods findings were shocking and unacceptable to a so called first world nation like Britain. People were left to sit on their own excrement for 24h, visits lasting five minutes, vital medication not given on time, folks that were left without a proper bath or shower for six months, people being poorly fed were some of the shocking facts revealed by Panorama.
When the two leading independent home care suppliers, which names we will not mention here, were faced with the evidence, a whole lot of cliché excuses were given by the companies involved, a statement was issued by one the of the companies saying that the company no longer exists and was taken over then changed its working methods. Yeah right!
We cannot allow the above to happen to our loved ones and thanks to Panorama for opening the eyes of authorities and the public towards such a serious matter.
“A civilization will be judged by how it treats its elderly”