Dementia sufferer (95) abused by worker at Fife care home



A 95-year-old man, who lives in a Fife dementia residential care home, was physically abused by a worker there.

The man was dragged across his bedroom at Barrogil House, Cluny, by Kim Timmins.

Timmins (60), from Glenrothes, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court today.

She admitted that on 6th October at Barrogil House, being a person providing care or treatment to a patient, she ill-treated or wilfully neglected that man by dragging him to his feet and dragging him across his bedroom.

Sheriff Charles MacNair called for reports and Timmins will be sentenced on 10th July.

The specialist dementia nursing care unit is run by Kingdom Homes and has 40 bedrooms.

The care home’s website states, “All staff undergo specialist training delivered by Kingdom Homes own training division in order to provide sensitive and appropriate care.

“Using a “person centred” approach, based on leading theory in current dementia care practice, residents will receive a high level of attention and supervision based on their individual needs and wishes.”

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3 Responses

  1. I hope Timmens receives a severe sentence.This is so sad and I hope the elderly man is doing fine.There should be cctv in every room of nursing homes where family can look in on their loved ones at any time.

  2. Isabella says:

    That home needs to be investigated properly.
    But the problem is they get notified when a visit is going to happen.
    Years and years of abuse has happened in that home 😡😡

  3. Glynis says:

    Absolute disgrace. She should be jailed. I worked in care for 26yrs and I’m disgusted with this. The family should sue her as well.

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