I have a son in a nursing home and If they barred me I would get a court order if I had to to send him to the hospital. We are very satisfied but someone goes everyday. to see him. I have heard other horror stories as well and I advise family members to be vigilant.
ITV News is investigating the standards of care in our care homes and our reports have revealed the chilling experiences of many older people.
The charity Action on Elder Abuse has launched a hotline, 0800 169 4312, for those working in the care profession to report their concerns.
Meanwhile, we have already discovered many examples of poor or cruel treatment, and the reckless use of pills to silence old folk.
In e-mails to our investigators, you have told us: "...she was black and blue all over her face..."; "...the clothes stank of urine and excrement..."
And one viewer said: "They barred me from the home in the last week of my mum's life - I wasn't allowed to see my mum at all."
Scary place to get die...