Police probe care home abuse claims

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Published: Monday 9th March 2015 by The News Editor

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An investigation is to be launched into claims an 84-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s was abused by staff at an East Yorkshire care home.

Relatives hid a camera in her room at the Keldgate Manor Residential Home in Beverley and say the footage they captured shows care workers swearing in front of Freda Jobson and mocking her.

Humberside Police says it will be looking to establish whether there have been any incidents of abuse at the home during a joint investigation with East Riding Of Yorkshire Safeguarding Adults.

Keldgate Manor Residential Home, meanwhile, says three members of staff have been suspended.

The secretly-filmed footage shows three female care workers leaning over the great-grandmother’s bed, laughing at her and mimicking her groans. One of the staff members is heard to ask the resident if she is a “gypsy witch”.

The 84-year-old’s daughter, Maddy Jobson, says she had suspicions about her mother’s care for a long time and felt sickened when she viewed the footage.

She says her mother has not been able to speak for five years and has been in the home for nearly four.

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Published: Monday 9th March 2015 by The News Editor

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