posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 12:14 PM
Hi all I had to come back to discuss this show.
If anyone didn't see this programme I suggest finding it on the BBC Iplayer site or go on youtube to watch it.
Now my mini rant.
I work in a care home for the old folk who suffer from various stages of dementia and as you can tell by my name Iam a male.
Now the programme made me very very mad and unhappy because of the T*ats who abused the old folk and rightly so they were dismissed and one put in
prison (and rightly so).
BUT why don't they make a show where they show a good old folks home? our industry is taking a battering because of all the negative press we are
getting and many good workers are leaving because of this.
The show skimmed the reasons why the nursing care workforce is so bad (poor pay for doing a darn hard job, understaffing etc) so lets solve these
things to get more qualified staff.
We had a meeting at work a couple of days after the show and I said "we have nothing to hide we all do a good job" and I suggested putting up a
notice for our residents relatives saying "Hidden cameras welcome! we have nothing to hide" everyone thought it was a good idea except my boss
I think of every one of my residents as another Grandma.Grandpa and treat them with the respect I hope to get when Iam at their age (our oldest is 101
and has such great insight into things, I love talking to her).
So I ask anyone who has a Dad,Mum Grandmother etc who have seen the programme not to think all care workers are the same as the evil Twits in the BBC
programme and yes if you do think somethings amiss please do plant hidden cameras and you will see the amount of love and compassion we give out on a
daily basis for £6.10 an hour.
Sorry for coming back ATS
mini rant over..carry on.