“The long predicted crisis in elderly care is here and coming to a friend, neighbour, and/or loved one near you! For the first time in my life i am driven to express my anger and dismay on line. Don't get me wrong i fully accept that there is limited money available due to the financial crisis but i wonder if everyone understood the reality of what this now means for the most vulnerable in society whether there might be more of an outcry. So here's an example, if you are an older person with physical and/or mental health problems and you are reliant on carers to help you wash you then Lincolnshire might not be the place for you. You can now only ask for a shower/bath once a week, unless you suffer with incontinence and then you can have a shower or strip wash twice a week! This is not needs led, or dependent upon a persons unique circumstances but a purely financially driven decision because we don't have enough money to pay care agencies (privately run profit making businesses) to give the care that disabled & vulnerable people in Lincolnshire need. The budgets of course have been cut. What do people think? Should Society be able to provide reasonable care to individuals who cannot care for themselves? I am afraid that unless more noise is made then the politicians will simply avoid addressing what is a growing crisis,and people like you and me will have go without a drink when thirsty, a meal when hungry, reassurance when scared, and a shower when incontinent.”
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