'Nappies' are simply abuse
Sir - It is a shocking indictment of the meaning of 'care' when we reach a point of degrading and humiliating treatment of our older population in alleged 'care homes' by putting them into 'nappies' even if they don't require them.
As a retired social work lecturer in client protection (abuse), I taught staff that such practices amounted to abuse. This is not a staff issue, not a funding issue, not a care issue. This is plain professional negligence, abuse and a human rights violation. Let's call it what it is.
However, the HSE in community, primary care also sanctions 'nappies' over a proper personal assistant (PA) for disabled people living independently in community.