Social Dev Min says video alleging abuse of older person at Home misleading

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Social Dev Min says video alleging abuse of older person at Home misleading

The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services (MSDFS) says after viewing a video on social media which alleges abuse of an older person and it wishes to state that based on advice from personnel from the Ministry of Health, there appears to be no evidence of physical abuse of any residents at the Home in question.

The Ministry was advised that the footage of the senior citizen lying on the floor was found to be from a medical incident which occurred in December 2023.

The resident is reported to be in recovery.

It says a visit was conducted by Investigators attached to the Division of Ageing of the Ministry of Social
Development and Family Services, along with personnel from the Ministry of Health on Monday
February 11, 2024.

Assessments of the residents and living conditions at the Home, were completed.

Additionally, interviews with Caregivers and some of the residents at the Home were undertaken.

It advised that several recommendations have since been made, related to attaining required Licenses
to improve the operating standards at the Home.