We should be caring for the elderly, not worrying them

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My nan is what I like to call a ‘tough old boot’ and is not one to ask for help. She just gets on with things.

But I have to say I was livid when I found out that the scheme manager where she lives, who looks after her and other residents until 9pm at night and who calls in medical care when needed, is being cut without the approval of residents who rely on this person’s services.

My nan’s already had to be rushed to hospital on several occasions. What will happen in future if she needs help and nobody is there for her?

Little seems to be being done to ease the concerns of her and other residents, who were not consulted about the change.

Surely we need to be looking after the elderly, not making them distressed?