BBC item at BBC News - Regulator criticised after woman assaulted in care home If true, these events follow the umpteen allegations over the years, and dodgy practice claims about Care Homes. It's been suggested that vulnerable and elderly clients are systematically abused behind closed doors. Not very comforting for those heading toward their dotage, or with Mum or Gran, Dad, or old uncle Jim from the war, possibly living in these places. Certainly, the allegations have to be proved, and certainly the attitudes and practices inside the care sector could do with a shakedown with the reintroduction of compassion and humanity. Long since extinct in some experiences.