Get your MP on board if you can. Make them aware of the problems and stress you are facing as your mams carer, plus the stress for your mam herself. With their help you may be able to get a home visit for the assessment.

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It would be a good idea to talk to the Care Quality Commission about what the home are telling you. One of their basic requirements always used to be a brochure/handbook given to every prospective resident, laying out not just basic charges, but hairdressing, trips out etc. Trading Standards might ...
Tim, like BB has already said, you need a copy of the original contract. Be careful about stopping payment before you see it, as sometimes ( all contracts are personalised so different ) further costs can be incurred. NOT always but something you should check 1st. No one has a crystal ball so we can...
Details delay social care green paper The latest deadline to be missed was at the end of March, after Hancock had told parliament that he intended to publish it before April. This was the fifth missed deadline, others include: summer 2017, end of 2017, summer 2018, autumn 2018. “It was a weird meet...
Hi Faye, Sorry this post is all jumbled but in a hurry to go out. Some comments may be relevant, others not. If they are saying your dad ready for discharge they will probably be classing him as (described in a horrible term) a 'bedblocker', which means hospital will be getting charged daily for his...
Ques 1 - start keeping a diary now of the changes you do and whether urine/stools or both. If you intend passing this to nurse at assessment, make sure you keep a copy for yourself. Further info here - https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/nhs-services-and-treatments/can-i-get-incontinence-pro...
Your meeting for May 1st - keep a notepad handy and start making of note of any issues you want to raise. Don't leave it till last minute. Include anything and everything no matter how small you think the issue may be. Stand firm and make sure they are aware of what you can and cannot do. Your grans...
Hi Chrissie,

I have removed the actual name of the hospice. This purely to ensure your privacy.

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