Lack of Welsh Government action is failing care home residents across Wales
The Commissioner’s Press report says that the Welsh Government has failed to take the action it promised in a number of key areas to drive up the quality of life of older people living in care homes in Wales, according to a new report published today by the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales.
Below are some of the comments from the press report that quote Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira.
“When I published the findings of my Care Home Review, I was clear that a wide range of action was needed, at both a national and a local level, to ensure that quality of life sits at the heart of our care home system.
“All of the public bodies subject to my Care Home Review welcomed its findings and made specific public commitments to take action in response to the requirements for action set out within my Review report, ‘A Place to Call Home?’.
“Health Boards and Local Authorities have made some positive progress and as a result of my Review are now delivering a wide range of activity focused on improving the quality of life of older people living in care homes, but more needs to be done and the pace of change must increase significantly to deliver the best possible outcomes for care home residents.
A Place to Call Home: Impact & Analysis
Assessing progress to improve the quality of life and care of older people living in care homes in Wales. Access the full report HERE.