Council frowns on retirement home seances

Séances are not to be included in the package of services provided by a retirement home in Fliseryd in southeastern Sweden. Attempts by an employee to communicate with a patient's dead relatives have not gone down well with Mönsterås council.

On Tuesday, local healthcare managers were called to a meeting with the head of the office of social services to discuss the matter.

“This type of treatment is not part of the care we provide,” social services manager Eva Augustsson told SVT.

According to Augustsson, it is not appropriate to hold séances on council property, even if the staff member tries to make contact with the spirit world after work hours.