Mary, That was brilliant. Really enjoyed it. Keep it coming.
My husband's carers get so annoyed with the district nurses who come in every day. The carers are brilliant and tell me if they think there is anything wrong. When I pass this information on to the nurses, all I get is "oh, it's fine, don't worry". It makes the carers look so stupid and they are the...
Hi Wendy, Did you get the Power of Attorney drawn up by a lawyer and signed by him? My husband wanted one made out to my daughter and myself. He was in hospital at the time, and we got our lawyer to come to see my husband to ensure that he coukd testify that my husband was in a sane mind . It was th...
I quite agree. Every time Brian is in hospital, they bring him little packets of biscuits , then forget to open them for him, or little tubs of ice cream, again which he has difficulty with. One time a physio was hell bent in sending him home with a zimmer frame. How on earth did she think he would ...
Hi Ian I am a carer for my 71 year old husband who had a stroke two years ago which left him unable to move his left arm and his left leg is very weak. Like you, I have had had major problems with OTs over this time. They seem to work to a written script about what the disabled person should be able...
Tell them it is your home and they cannot issue orders about you watching them. I have the same problem with my husband's district nurses who come to dress his abscess. They shut the bedroom door while they attend to him, but if I am concerned about something, I just go in and watch them or point ou...
Ok, here goes. Wake up, take my tablets and make my breakfast, read my book while eating my toast. Have a shower,get dressed. Clean the wet room floor, Put husband's towels out for carers. Make husband's breakfast, cup of tea and porridge with his tablets in it, he has difficulty swallowing. Take it...
Hi, I live inScotland as well. When we had a major problem with my husband last year, we were getting no where with his social worker and hospital consultants. My daughter found out the name. of the head of social work in our area and bombarded him with emails. It worked, as they got so fed up with ...
I got my husband's through the district nurse.. Make sure they are large enough! After your first delivery, they left a phone number and I just leave a message on their answering machine and get them a coup!e of days later. Had a bit of a battle to get large enough ones as he is doubly incontinent. ...
I am having the same problems with my husband's social worker, district nurse and the ot. They were all trying to dictate how he should be cared for by the council carers who come in each day and do a great job. Very friendly and caring and get on well with Brian. They wanted them to have him standi...