The announcement comes a year after a state-run dementia nursing home in South Australia state was shut when an investigation revealed horrific mistreatment of elderly
residents over a 10-year period.
It comes less that 24 hours after the scandal-hit board was thrown into special measures by the Welsh Government following the publication of a shocking report into the "horrific" neglect and mistreatment of elderly
patients on a Denbighshire mental health ward.
The file contains complaints of physical, sexual, verbal and financial mistreatment of elderly
and vulnerable people.
"WEAK" and "inadequate" management led to the "gratuitous sport" of mistreatment of elderly
dementia sufferers at a nursing home, a judge said yesterday.
Weak and inadequate management led to the "gratuitous sport" of mistreatment of elderly
dementia sufferers at a nursing home in Lancaster, a judge has said.
Ten chapters address the history and basic concepts of crisis intervention and crisis intervention programs; communication, cultural competency, and conflict management skills for interventions; assessment in field settings; the crisis intervention process; the nature of criminal victimization and its importance to interventions; interventions in intimate (domestic) violence crises; assessment and intervention in child abuse and neglect cases; mistreatment of elderly
persons; suicide intervention; the prevention of and intervention in violent incidents in schools; and issues of stress and burnout.
BBC Scotland head of news Atholl Duncan said: "This was an extremely important piece of journalism which highlighted widespread mistreatment of elderly
The quality of the region's nursing homes overall ranks below the state average, and some local nursing homes have been reprimanded in recent years for physical and sexual abuse, neglect and other serious mistreatment of elderly
residents, according to state reports.
The Dales, in West Kirby, was at the centre of a major probe into the reported mistreatment of elderly
residents last autumn.
Sijuwade (1995) maintained that victim-perpetrator dependency, perpetration psychopathology, and caregiver stress emerge as major risk factors for mistreatment of elderly
Research has shown that mistreatment of elderly
people takes place in institutional (Pillemer & Moore, 1989; Quinn & Tomita, 1997) and community (Homer & Gilleard, 1990; Lau & Kosberg, 1979) settings.