I remember it as if it were yesterday.

In a hospital lunch hour of 2010, I read a report in the Chicago Tribune about sexual violence in Chicago nursing homes.

Allegations of rape were reported in a quarter of the city’s nursing homes.

Only one of those cases resulted in an arrest.

No police reports were filed in connection with at least nine alleged sexual attacks.

The Tribune report told of the ‘terror endured by elderly and disabled women in some city nursing facilities where predatory males troll through common areas and unlocked bedrooms with little supervision’.

The predatory males were almost all fellow residents, younger than their victims, as Illinois houses younger psychiatric patients with violent criminal records in nursing homes with predominantly elderly residents. A bums on beds approach, driven by economics, which will inevitably be introduced in State funded nursing facilities in the UK.

In one home a a 61-year-old woman said she  was so scared that all she could beg was ‘No, no, no, please’.

In another home, a raped female resident was was admitted to hospital with a swollen black eye, a broken nose, and human bite marks.

No charges.

No questioning of why there was not enough staff to make for a safer environment.

No questioning of why for-profit nursing homes resist installing cameras on the pretence of human rights.

Can you honestly imagine that such abuse in not occurring in the UK?

Can you honestly imagine that the full extent of sexual abuse is not a regular feature of some nursing homes? – which includes any non-consensual sexual behavior forced on one person by another, include rape, kissing, fondling, voyeurism, exposure to pornography, or any sexually charged verbal act that is forced on confused residents by those attracted to a ‘honey pot’ of the vulnerable.

The perpetrators do not have criminal records simply because they have not been dicovered committing their abuse.

They are successful abusers who stalk understaffed nursing homes, which have no cameras, no microphones to listen to the cries of ‘No, no, no, please’.

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  1. The NMC struck me off following my complaints about neglect that involved not feeding or hydrating residents in the nursing home I briefly worked at during 2015 when the manager took sick leave for back surgery. I published a photo of staff typically not using hygiene equipment and a written account of complaint from former staff. These former cooks confirmed my complaints with theirs which they had sent to the owner and the CQC just before I started in January. They had seen an elderly resident wheeled into an empty bedroom as punishment for calling “help me, help me” too often, shouted at, and left unfed. Food and fluids were often returned with no attempt at giving. Some residents had lost much weight and I was particularly concerned about one middle-aged MS sufferer who I fed personally and applied her enhanced diet. She gained 6.5% body weight during my six weeks. My later complaints to the CQC and social services when I left saw no response except the homes NMC referral of counter-allegations of false errors and false wrong-doing on my part. The home had had similar allegations of neglect involving very poor hygiene and high incidences of sickness diarrhoea infections anti-biotic use etc at least from 2010. These had been investigated eg 2010, 2013 and repeatedly answered by the home that gave a remarkably convincing impression of deep affection for residents but the reality was a lot of telling offs, clashes and neglect. Former inspectors had been robust but the new inspector in 2014 saw an immediate friendship with meetings in Costas for coffee. An otherwise healthy Asian lady came in during 2014 for three weeks respite care whilst family went abroad for a wedding and which saw immediate clashes with staff with food plates thrown across the room. Three weeks later she died in hospital attached to an IV drip. The woman’s social worker warned the manager that “the son was out to cause trouble”. A student nurse also complained about neglect during 2014 and lamented that they were not taken seriously because the authorities and the manager all seemed friends. Although I heard nothing the home soon closed which I assumed was imposed. However it closed for business reasons with remaining residents transferred to a sister home managed by the same manager. Recently I heard that the lady whose weight had increased by 6.5% died four months after I left. My demand to social services for the cause just met with silence. The NMC showed not the slightest interest in data supported concerns.

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