My post yesterday–about the 89-year-old-man who went missing from his care home to attend the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day-Landings–raises concerns about how some care homes give care.
I must add that this particular care home in Hove, Sussex, (England) has denied reports that they wouldn’t let him attend the commemorations at Normandy and say they even tried to arrange his transport but his request to attend was given too late. They say the veteran in question–a former mayor of Hove–is free to come and go at the care home as he is physically independent.
I don’t know which version of events is true, but I do believe all residential units for the elderly should cater for their social requirements as well as their health needs, and I also know this isn’t always the case. I would really like to know what experiences other have about this.
Do you have an elderly relative in a care home? Is there some social activity they’d like to take part in but denied?
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