When mum had carers at home some of them were smokers and she hated it as it clung to their clothes. She has never smoked and really disliked it. We just put up with it though and didn't say anything. I was in our local hospital recently and got into a lift with a couple of uniformed nurses and they...
As far as I know there are no timescales. Some areas really struggle to find care workers. My mum lived in a rural area on the coast and we waited months to get home carers which we were paying for. I rang so many agencies with no joy. We were told that if you're in a town or not too far flung then ...
It is indeed a national scandal Butterfly.

I have just started the process of CHC for my mum but I don't hold out much hope from what I've read and what people tell me.
Any update on your Dads assessment Christine?

Just wondering as I started Mums today.
nhshater wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:34 pm
Warning - My partner got continuing healthcare funding but as of today is getting no care whatsoever.
How come?
A previously posted article from the Guardian lays bare the inadequacies of the care home inspection system : https://www.carersuk.org/forum/news-and-campaigns/latest-caring-news/care-home-inspections-oh-dear-cqc-report-30759 Little surprised just how long it's taken the Daily Chuckle to catch up w...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... s-DAY.html

when is somebody going to do something about this?

Some elderly people have family to look out for them, but many don't.
All gone very quiet here. Mums rehab hospital is lovely and she's being well cared for but we know it's not permanent. No homes have been in touch to say they now have a place. I honestly believe Mum is going to need a nursing home rather than a care home. Her poor old legs have no strength and she ...
Oh heck, this must be so hard for you. We tend to think that all old people are lovely but some were not nice people in their younger days. I've had a couple of friends who didn't have good childhoods and they've severed all ties as they've got older as it's the only way they feel able to cope. I'm ...
I hate being negative but I honestly don't feel we will get it now. I should get my pension next July (2018) yet I have friends only months older who have been getting it for ages. Years in some cases.