Freda Jobson will be forever remembered in our hearts. Her family has voiced, that they would like her case to be a reminder of what can happen and we remember her and what she endured here.
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Freda Jobson, who suffered horrific abuse during her time at Keldgate Manor Residential Care Home in Hull, has died from Alzheimer’s on Easter Monday at the age of 87.
Photo Link: Keldgate Manor, Daily Mail.
Mrs Jobson was a resident of the home between 2012 and 2015. At her time at the home, she was subject to dreadful abuse at the hands of three carers. The carers were caught on camera mocking Mrs Jobson, calling her a witch as she was lying in bed.
Mrs Jobson’s family became suspicious about the care she was receiving and installed a spy camera disguised as a clock into her room.
The carers are shown removing a bandage from a sore, and wrapping it around Mrs Jobson’s forehead while mimicking and laughing at her. Mrs Jobson’s family also describe pressure sores that she had that had a depth down to the bone and there was extensive tissue damage.
Maddy Jobson, 51, pictured with her daughter, Hayley, (left) Photo Credit: BBC
Her daughter, Maddy, said, “My mum was neglected in the worst possible way at Keldgate Manor, both in terms of the staff there taunting her and in the way they let her sores get so bad.”
Photo Credit: Metro Online – then Ex-Carers in question: Tracy Priestley, Danielle Snowden, and Sophie Hinchsliff
Tracy Priestley, Sophie Hinchsliff and Danielle Snowden all pleaded guilty in April 2016, at Hull Crown Court to ill-treating or wilfully neglecting a person without capacity and were each given 12-month community orders. They were also ordered to pay Mrs Jobson £1,500 in compensation each and banned from care work for life.
Photo: Metro Online: Maddy Jobson, 51, pictured with her daughter, Hayley, (left) secretly filmed Mrs Jobson being abused
Maddy said: “It was disgusting and I knew my mother would have hated the idea of being on the television and in the news, I felt people needed to know what had happened and that such poor care needed to be highlighted and challenged.” She is also happy that her mother had a dignified death at East Riding Community Hospital.
Mrs Jobson’s other daughter, Christine, said “Alzheimer’s disease is a horrendous condition. It’s a cruel condition.”
While Maddy says about their mother “She eventually lost her speech, which used to frustrate her enormously. She knew what she wanted to say but she couldn’t get the words out.
“I’m told lessons have been learned across the industry. Hopefully, this will be a fresh start.”
“I don’t want anybody else’s loved ones to be suffering abuse or neglect.”
Christine offers the family’s heartfelt thanks to the hospital that cared for Mrs Jobson during her final years and says: “Those carers will have to live with what they did to our mum for the rest of their lives.”
Photo Credit: Springfield Healthcare
Keldgate Manor closed last year, and the site was acquired by Leeds-based Springfield Healthcare Group. They hope to convert the home to a care village at the cost of £10m.
Mrs Jobson is survived by 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Featured Image: BBC Mrs Jobson
Article by: Marsha Turner