10 Jun '11, 3pm

Proper checks important in taking care of elderly: nursing homes -CareNewsToday

SINGAPORE: Some nursing homes say proper supervision is important in taking care of elderly residents. This follows the Ministry of Health's (MOH) move to suspend the Nightingale Nursing Home along Braddell Road from admitting new patients, after staff there were found to have mistreated a resident. The incident came to light after Channel NewsAsia alerted the MOH to a video, taken by a hidden camera on a patient's bedside. The video showed an elderly woman patient sitting next to a bed without any clothes while the ceiling fans in the room were switched on. After a while, two staff members were shown lifting the patient and throwing her onto a bed. In one footage, a staff member was shown slapping the patient after she moaned in pain. The homes Channel NewsAsia spoke to said that they have measures in place to prevent such incidents from happening. At the Windsor Convales...

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