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2:47pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in Letters
I AM currently undertaking a review of the quality of life and care of older people living in residential care in Wales and want to hear from older people, and their friends and loved ones, about their experiences.
The review will gather evidence through questionnaires and a series of visits to over 100 care homes, including some in Pembrokeshire, where my team will hear directly from older people about their experiences, as well as from those who care for and support them.
The voices of older people and their families will be at the heart of my review, which will highlight the best of care in Wales, but will also clearly illustrate the devastating impact that poor quality of life has upon older people.
Alongside recommendations I will make, which public bodies will be expected to comply with, it is also vital that those who run our care services understand the dayto- day realities of living in residential care in Wales.
To share your experiences of living in residential care, or to share the experience of a friend or loved one, please complete a questionnaire at www.olderpeoplewales.
com or call 0844 264 0670 to receive a paper copy.
SARAH ROCHIRA Older People’s Commissioner for Wales