That manager left two months ago and was replaced by someone who had come up "through the ranks" of the care home. He seemed to be very much a "new broom" and actually requested for an inspection to be done. Last week we learnt that he, too, had left and a new manager starts on Monday!
We are waiting for the CQC's inspection report to be published. The "inadequate" rating was flagged up by management at a recent relatives meeting. As the "sister" home on the same site has already just received its own "inadequate" rating (and was looked after by the same manager), then it's not ha...
Has anyone had experience of their care's care home being rated "inadequate" and placed in special measures? Would be interested to hear whether the home improved enough to get a better rating, how you felt about it and did you consider moving your caree? We have just entered this scenario and are c...
These two website may be of use: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/visiting-or-moving-to-england/moving-to-england-from-the-european-economic-area-eea-or-switzerland/ https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/claiming-benefits-if-youre-from-the-EU/before-you-apply/check-if-you-can-get-b...
Your father's care home should have a written complaints policy (a legal requirement) available for you to see. If it's part of a large group, then this may well be online and you can look at it there. Please make your complaint, both on behalf of your father and other residents (if things are that ...
Agree entirely with Penny's comment - also my main bugbear. Although the large care home companies (eg. Somerset Care) say that they cannot operate on what the LA pays them, in many cases this is because of the way these care companies are set up where their properties are sold on (making a nice win...
May be worth reposting your query on the "Death, Funerals and Probate" section of the MSE forum:

https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/fo ... .php?f=217

This query seems to come up quite often and there seem to be some fairly knowledge people on there.
Thanks for all your replies - seems like the subject is a total minefield! I'm hoping that perhaps as mum filled it in in conjunction with her GP, then a copy will be held at the local medical practice. Just the practicalities (never mind "emotional" side) of getting hold of it each time we go out w...
Norman's posting earlier today reminded me of a question I wanted to ask re. DNRs! My mother's DNR document is kept in her file in the care home. What would be the situation if "the worst" happened whilst we were out and about? Would a hospital find it on her electronic records? Would my word be goo...
Will she actually be under canvas and sleeping on the ground? If so, a few extra old t-shirts and tights to go UNDER the PJs - it can get really cold in the early hours of the morning! Also, if no campbed, waterproof groundsheet and a blanket or fleece to go UNDERNEATH the sleeping bag (my father's ...