Mamelodi Hospital begins probe after patient, 76, is found tied up on floor

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According to a few friends who have done their "Zuma" year(s) at state hospitals, these hospitals are run like a mafia, the Head of Department etc. even go as far as sending death threats to anyone who dares try and expose theft, abuse etc.

Its usually political appointments, and the people on top are not their out of compassion for sick people, they are there to make money - so this culture filters down.
And you are disclosing this, in a public forum, just like that? What happened to the old, South African hospitals? What is the life expectancy now vs. 30y ago? Go figure. #OnlyInSouthAfrica
 

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Yes but you can not make unsupported claims like that without any sort of proof whatsoever. You portray South Africa in a bad light :)
Yes, but I know your styles, not what I was trying to do.

The common denominator is "People and Greed" - not a uniquely South African trait
 

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We need a gene bomb that runs through the entire population and picks off all the scum of the earth.
 

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The big problem is elder abuse. It's quite a problem. We are all going to be there. It has nothing to do with race, rather the people and systems that old people rely on.

https://www.ofm.co.za/article/centr...an-allegedly-assaulted-in-old-age-home-in-bfn

WATCH: Elderly woman allegedly assaulted in old age home in Bfn

What began as an ordinary Wednesday morning at a Bloemfontein old age home, would soon take a dramatic turn, with a 79-year-old woman ending up with a broken arm in a local hospital.

Elize Devenish is known for having a penchant for yogurt, but her family never imagined that her fondness for the milk-based product would ever result in her getting physically assaulted by a kitchen lady and being left on the floor for more than five minutes after falling at the old age home where she had been living. The entire incident is captured on CCTV footage.
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We need a gene bomb that runs through the entire population and picks off all the scum of the earth.
None would survive.
The big problem is elder abuse. It's quite a problem. We are all going to be there. It has nothing to do with race, rather the people and systems that old people rely on.

https://www.ofm.co.za/article/centr...an-allegedly-assaulted-in-old-age-home-in-bfn
Yep... it's a real concern

https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/2015-05-05-camera-films-horror-beating/

https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news...er-arrested-for-assaulting-elderly-el-woman-/
 

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The big problem is elder abuse. It's quite a problem. We are all going to be there. It has nothing to do with race, rather the people and systems that old people rely on.

https://www.ofm.co.za/article/centr...an-allegedly-assaulted-in-old-age-home-in-bfn
100% - Old People, much like children require a certain type of person to look after them. You need extra patience. Not all are cut out to do this kind of work. Even some Children (of old people) and Parents (of small kids) are not suited to be a primary care-taker.
 

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100% - Old People, much like children require a certain type of person to look after them. You need extra patience. Not all are cut out to do this kind of work. Even some Children (of old people) and Parents (of small kids) are not suited to be a primary care-taker.
Agree totally. As we get older, the care needed gets more. What do we do with people that can't completely look after themselves anymore.

Many kids of the elderly people do try. In turn it wears them down day by day. Yet despite their best efforts, eventually it has an effect of everybody around. The specialist knowledge to deliver care lacks. It can be extremely stressful and tear a family apart. At a stage you realize that despite your best efforts, you can't do it.

Ideally good frail care is needed. But we know how this turns out sometimes. Not all these turn out to be happy stories- no discredit to some really good facilities out there. We only need to look at the news. I can well imagine how the children of these elderly felt when they saw how their parents are treated.

Of course you then get those kids that can't care.
 
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