(I canvassed the major care providers for their policy on emergency admissions to hospital; shockingly none was willing to guarantee that residents would always be escorted - because that requires a degree of slack in their staffing levels above bare minimum cover, the standard for their budgets. Ask yourself, would it be acceptable for a terminally ill child to be sent alone to ED? No? Then why do providers - charging up to £2,000 per week - believe it to be so for a frail elderly person with severe cognitive impairment or for an adult with learning disability? You won't find that in any glossy sales brochure.)
*Updated @November 2016.
NB: @August 2017, this remains an ongoing situation, having escalated further to crisis for the home as a whole (not just my complaint). I'll post an update further down the line, when there is a degree of stability...
Part 1: a Good Home