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Care facilities for elderly still tie patients to beds

Date Posted: 2001-09-21

The Okinawa Prefecture officials have conducted a survey on 170 facilities, including nursing homes for the aged and other facilities involved in caring services. The purpose of the survey was to find out how commonly the facilities use binding their patients to their beds as means to secure their safety.

Results of the survey were reported Monday at the Prefectural Office. The survey shows that the total number of the aged staying in those facilities is 7,400, and seventy percent of them show signs of senile dementia.

According to the survey, the number of cases where patients had been bound was 5,846 after the nursing care insurance service started, despite efforts to abolish the practice. Binding a patient to the bed is prohibited in principle in respect of the patientís human rights.

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