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December 24, 2008

Elder Abuse: Carer Branded 'Sadistic' (Scotland)

Convicted carer branded 'sadistic' by victim's relatives
19 December, 2008

A CRUEL nursing home assistant who taunted elderly men in her care has been described as "sadistic" by relatives of a woman who stayed in the same home.

Sisters Barbara MacAskill and Lorna Payne want nursing homes in Inverness to scrutinise who they employ more closely, after an employee who cared for their aunt at the Southside Nursing Home in Inverness admitted a series of degrading offences.

Janet Cameron was ordered at Inverness Sheriff Court this week to carry out 100 hours of community service after she pleaded guilty to dripping water on the face of a confused 87-year-old and placing oversized dentures in the mouth of a 65-year-old stroke victim.

Cameron's behaviour towards residents in her care only came to light when a colleague reported her to management.

But Conservative health spokeswoman Mary Scanlon thinks the Care Commission, which inspects homes, should be coming down harder on under-performing care homes.
"I don't feel the commission is vigorously applying the standards that families and elderly people expect," she said.

Abridged
SOURCE: Inverness Courier



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