Woman’s family shocked by nursing home treatment

KUALA LUMPUR: An infor­ma­tion technology executive is crying foul over his grandmother’s alleged mistreatment at a nursing home here in Ampang.

Lee Jian Hao, 36, said he got a call from the nursing home on Sept 13 telling him that his grandmother Ng Aik Keng, 83, was weak and refusing to eat.

“I rushed over and took her to Tung Shin Hospital for treatment.

“The doctor treating her found severe bedsores on her lower back and said her condition was quite bad,” Lee told reporters at the MCA Public Services and Comp­laints Department yesterday.

The doctor said the bedsores had been there for some time, but Ng’s family was unaware because she was bedridden and the sores were covered by the diapers she wore.

Lee was shocked as she had been receiving care at the nursing home for over two years.

“When I called the person in charge of the nursing home for answers, all he could tell me was that he understood now what happened to my grandmother and would advise his workers to be more careful,” he said.

Lee said he had spent RM10,000 on her medical bills so far.

He added that he had to place his grandmother in the nursing home because he also had to take care of his father, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease.

MCA public services and complaints department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong said they would check to see if the person running the home was a real doctor, adding: “We will meet with that person to settle the matter before we resort to legal action.”

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