Enforced restrictions to care home access—unfair, unnecessary, and harmful

July 15, 2021

Separating people with dementia from their families leads to emotional distress and can trigger the worsening of clinical symptoms, write Aida Suárez-González and Jules Storr.

During the past year, while the mode of transmission of covid-19 was under intense debate and international discussion, untold harms were taking place as a result of measures introduced in the UK and many other countries in the name of infection prevention control (IPC). This damage ironically occurred to some of the most vulnerable people in society, people with dementia living in care homes, where sustained bans on visits have been in force since the beginning of the pandemic and only recently started easing in some countries….. This is an important item from the British Medical Journal with professional opinions. (Residential Forum). Read it in full at source….

The BMJ Source: https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2021/07/15/enforced-restrictions-to-care-home-access-unfair-unnecessary-and-harmful/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_term=hootsuite&utm_content=sme&utm_campaign=usage

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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