Care home residents barricaded in their rooms during pandemic

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Elderly care home residents have been shut in their rooms, sometimes by having furniture barricaded against the door, reveals a Swedish Radio investigation.

Swedish Radio News discovered this case, and others, by looking at reports to the Inspectorate for Social Services (IVO). Both care home staff and relatives of residents have complained that older people, often with dementia, have been locked up during the Covid-19 pandemic. It's not allowed, but according to the complaints it's happened around 15 times.

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