This is so important. My uncle lives in an assisted living facility where the staff refuse to tell him anything. They lie to him about his care. Before that he lived in a "hospital" which was so much worse; where he was kept locked up and rarely allowed outside. I never knew him until about 6 years ago because he wasn't allowed more than one visitor at a time so I couldn't see him. Mental health care is awful. ~Kate.
After the CQC report on quality of care, Anna Dixon asks if acute hospitals are providing the right care for people with dementia. One in four patients in acute hospital beds has dementia. The recent Care Quality Commission report on dignity and care highlighted the experience these elderly patients suffer in some of our hospitals. Patients experience a lack of holistic, person-centred care that meets their physical, mental and social needs.