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Not all carers are on minimum wage- if you have specialist skills or are more experienced and therefore do a more responsible role then those both affect the wage. Granted it's not high compared to a lot of other jobs, but it's more than just enough to scrape by on too.

 

There are also a lot of people who CHOOSE to be support or care workers, including those who do have previously had other careers. In most care scenarios there are still way more people applying for jobs than there are jobs available, so if the jobs are so dreadful and so badly paid, why would there be (for instance, the most recent one I know of) 130 applicants for 2 positions?

 

That's exactly my point. Jobs are scarce. Hence appallingly low pay. My OH works in a care home, so I do know what the rates are (at least where she works).

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Geriatric and Dementia care is the Cinderella of the nursing profession. No one wants to train for it, especially doctors. I think there should be a special diploma in this kind of care.

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That's what hoists are for. Lifting the weight of another person is strictly against the rules in care homes and the NHS because of the risk of back injury to the person doing the lifting.

 

There are hoists that can lift people all the way from lying on the floor to a standing position or into a chair too.

 

I'm not sure what you care homes exactly are, are they nursing homes ? Then they use lifts, what kind of homes do people go in before they need nursing home care, we have assisted livings that have seperate Alzheimer's units usually , as one seems to feed the other, then the last stop is the nursing home

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I'm not sure what you care homes exactly are, are they nursing homes ? Then they use lifts, what kind of homes do people go in before they need nursing home care, we have assisted livings that have seperate Alzheimer's units usually , as one seems to feed the other, then the last stop is the nursing home

 

Nursing Homes are for clients who need a higher level of support,that require nursing needs.So a certain number of staff have to have a nurse qualification.

 

Care Homes are for those whose needs are more limited,and anyone without a qualification can own and manage one of these homes.Staff with extra responsibility who also assist in the hands on care for clients are expected to have gained training in health care and have a NVQ qualification for instance, but it isn't mandatory for all staff. Shorter courses are available for untrained staff,such as lifting and handling etc.

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Plus we live in a less caring world these days. I don't think its just carers at the bottom. Nurses are also less capable than they were. I'm fortunate to have never been in hospital. I listen to my cousin, who's a senior nurse with the NHS.

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Plus we live in a less caring world these days. I don't think its just carers at the bottom. Nurses are also less capable than they were. I'm fortunate to have never been in hospital. I listen to my cousin, who's a senior nurse with the NHS.[/QUO

 

 

Are you going to enlighten us what your senior nurse cousin in the nhs says .just in case we ever have to have experiance with them,in the future.

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Plus we live in a less caring world these days. I don't think its just carers at the bottom. Nurses are also less capable than they were. I'm fortunate to have never been in hospital. I listen to my cousin, who's a senior nurse with the NHS.

 

Various opinions from patients, most seem satisfied.

I agree that the standard of care is not what it used to be in Hospitals,basically due to staff shortages and impossible demands,but i don't think that anything as scandalous as the abuse that happened in that home could happen in an NHS Hospital.

I know money should not come into this,but those private homes are charging extortionate fees.

 

And what about this latest news that happened so close to home.

 

 

http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2012-04-24/inquest-into-care-home-death/

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A lot of the problem is that these care homes are just a business and nothing else.

I know of a care home run by an ex-Bank manager. He bought one home about 8 years ago and now owns 3 care homes.

He knows nothing about caring but plenty about finance!

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A lot of the problem is that these care homes are just a business and nothing else.

I know of a care home run by an ex-Bank manager. He bought one home about 8 years ago and now owns 3 care homes.

He knows nothing about caring but plenty about finance!

 

Where you live it would be a big money making profit,as it is in other seaside places.

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Nursing Homes are for clients who need a higher level of support,that require nursing needs.So a certain number of staff have to have a nurse qualification.

 

Care Homes are for those whose needs are more limited,and anyone without a qualification can own and manage one of these homes.Staff with extra responsibility who also assist in the hands on care for clients are expected to have gained training in health care and have a NVQ qualification for instance, but it isn't mandatory for all staff. Shorter courses are available for untrained staff,such as lifting and handling etc.

 

Thanks Jane, that explains it clearly, you sound like a nurse.

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Thanks Jane, that explains it clearly, you sound like a nurse.

 

Was one.I'm a bit out of touch,but have plenty of friends in the profession,so i hear a lot about it. I havn't got the energy now,must be the wrong age.:sad: Miss it though!

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