Extracts from the Telegraph:
"The appalling treatment of elderly people in care homes has been laid bare in a report which found some are dragged around by their hair, strapped into wheelchairs, locked in their rooms and sedated.
The Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI), describes how frail and vulnerable people are mistreated and often threatened or intimidated. Its 65-page report, Rights, Risks and Restraints, is based on a survey of 253 older people and their carers and an analysis of complaints and official inspection reports."
"Charities for the elderly were united in regarding the stories of abuse as "horrendous". They include:
· A staff member dragging a resident by her hair and tying her to a chair.
· Two staff routinely wrapping immobile and incontinent residents tightly in sheets to prevent them moving.
· A woman being kept waiting up to three hours before being taken to the lavatory.
· A resident locked in a bathroom with a chair under the door handle and the light put out. Staff were told to serve her coffee in the lavatory."