Prescot Woman Jailed for Care Home Neglect

By on Tuesday, July 23, 2013

care_home_rainhill_prescotA care home assistant from Prescot has received an eight-month prison sentence after leaving elderly dementia patients unwashed and sitting in their own waste.

Liverpool Crown Court found Lindsay Kenyon, 28, guilty of eight counts of neglect in June, and yesterday (Monday 22 July), a judge sentenced her to eight months and banned her from working with vulnerable people.

Angry about missing out on a promotion, Kenyon “sabotaged” her work at Ranelagh Care Home, Rainhill, the court heard.

Staff arrived for the night shift on 29 March 2011 expecting to find residents clean and in bed, but instead were met with an “obvious and pervading smell,” prosecutors said.

Residents were awake, confused and needing to be washed and changed. Laundry was piled up, and cleaning chores had been left undone.

Family members of the patients described the situation as “utterly heartbreaking.”

“You wilfully neglected eight residents who lacked the capacity to care for their own needs such that by the end of the shift they were found to be a dreadful state,” said Judge Mark Brown at the sentencing.

“Your conduct was quite deliberate. In behaving as you did you must have known you were putting residents at risk.

“You have shown absolutely no remorse for your behaviour.”

Other Ranalegh Care Home staff were tried along with Kenyon, but all were found not guilty on all charges. They were Janette Johnson, 50, Rainhill; Jessica Madine, 21, Rainhill; and Karen Leyland, 46, St Helens.

2 Comments

  1. Jayne

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Justice being served. A very lovely lady was put through the ringer because of this sabotage, not to mention her family. At least her name has now been cleared. Those poor patients to be used like this! Liars beware – karma soon catches hold. Love and blessings to the family and patients involved in this.

    • dee

      Friday, January 24, 2014 at 11:06 pm

      Thanks Jayne for believing in me that was a time i would rather. Forget but to this day still think about it i want to thank everyone for standing by me

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