I removed Maureen from Ashgrove Care Home this afternoon because she was at risk. On my arrival, they didn’t know where she was. It took me a while to discover her in an unused part of the building that is accessible and unsupervised. She was struggling to get out of an unlit room.
Maureen is a shadow of the woman who went into Ashgrove five days ago. She is very confused and is trying to relate various incidents that continue to give to give her cause for concern.
It would be unfair to detail my concerns in a blog. Once the dust has settled I will be formulating an official complaint. I’m so grateful to Jayne Connery for highlighting that CCTV is needed in all Dementia Care Homes: bring it on!