Carer Budget Cuts are Affecting the Treatment of Incontinence
Posted Feb 10 2009 10:13am
Chief executive of Ecas, David Griffiths, a charity created to improve the lives of people with disabilities says, carer budget cuts are humiliating to residents.
Griffiths explains, we know that carers and nurses are doing all they can with the resources they have, and we are not criticising them, we are critical of the resources they have been given.
Research by the University of Glasgow has found that with rising costs and falling budgets, there has been a reduction in carers’ visits.
Mr Griffiths has also seen problems with the way some residents with incontinence are treated: ‘Ecas staff has seen, for example, an incontinent, but not elderly, client who is left in incontinence pads from 10am to 4pm, from 5pm to 9pm and from 10pm to 9am. She recently had diarrhoea. There are other examples where carers with too much to do in too short a time are forced to put their client in degrading situations.’
‘This needs a public debate to identify the minimum standard in a civilised society and then councillors may need to reprioritise their budget.’
This is concerning, that is why here at Allanda we offer full incontinence help and advice, as well as all the products you require to deal with the condition.