That's so sad & makes me feel sick reading this. Please just go to a Police Station & have a talk to Police (preferably plain clothes). They will be interested & take you seriously. No one has to find out the complaint came from you. If you ring crime stoppers things may not progress as they will have no one to talk to/make a statement/find out details.
There is plenty that can be done here but you need to let the right people know that have the power & ability to help.
It would break my heart if someone treated any of my family like that. Some people are just terrible.
My mum just finished her work placement for aged care and she mentioned very similar treatment of the residents : ( They strip people down and walk them naked down the hall to the showers and then leave them in there on chairs with the doors wide open. Forced them to eat. Just general lack of care. My mum said she wont ever work in a public age care facility based on what shes seen during her course.
I sometimes think that training colleges are so fearful of not having places to send their students to for placements, which they need to do to keep their successful completion stats up, that they turn a blind eye to things like this. It is disgraceful.
My number 1 gripe currently with work is staff leaving all the lights on when the residents are in bed at night(talking about bright lights, not dimmed ones) so they are still awake when I start at 10pm. I don't like sleeping with lights on especially bright lights(actually hurt my eyes during the night) so I am unsure how the staff expect the residents to sleep.
This is so sad.
Are you able to document any of the abuse without violating any codes? Maybe record audio of something, not video?
This needs to be reported. Imagine it was your parent / grandparent.
Isn't there some sort of mandatory reporting thing in situations like this, or am I barking up the wrong tree?
I absolutely cannot imagine these type of things happening where I work, that sounds heartbreaking. I'm not an aged carer myself but I work within one of the best small rural aged care facilities that has won awards for its standard of care, and to think that we can get noticed enough to win awards while this sort of thing goes by unnoticed. Previous posters are right this is elder abuse and you must report.
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