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The deaths of five residents at a Broughty Ferry nursing home are being investigated by Tayside Police.
"The force was advised on Tuesday March 27, that five residents – a man aged 74 years old and four women aged 81, 88, 90 and 91 years old – had died during Sunday March 25 and Monday March 26.
Originally posted by Advantage
reply to post by cavalryscout
Looks pretty suspicious to me too. I understand the issue of the age grouping,but thats a hell of a coincidence. Id be looking at med charts, viral issues, MRSA, Resp bacterial issues.. or just plain old "angel of death" ( you know, one of hte nurses on his or her personal mission.. ) being employed among the elderly.... again.
Ive only had one relative in a nursing home and that ended badly in the 80's... I was out of country and when returned ggma was dead .. neglect and dehydration. They charge enough for a private nursing home, youd think they could employ properly trained personnel and not min wage NAs.... but thats a whole 'nother moan and gripe subject!
Originally posted by boymonkey74
reply to post by eXia7
I take a bit of offence to that I now work as a carer in an old peoples home and I and everyone who I work with have the old peoples health and wellbeing 100% at the front of our minds.
It is a underpaid stressful job and I have delt with "Relatives" who come in once every couple of weeks and moan about the smallest stupid things because they feel the need that they have to find fault with us.
Iam sorry your Mum died but old people do.
Maybe you should have looked into where you was putting your mother? or looked after her yourself? don't lump every care home as bad ok?
Back to the OP I think it could be many different things infection,illness or just it was their time to die until a full investigation is done we can only speculate.edit on 31-3-2012 by boymonkey74 because: (no reason given)