I live with my 95 year old mum and she has 4 care visits a day through the LA. We have needed to raise a safeguarding case with the last care agency. We now have another agency. Even with the 4 visits I still have plenty to do - cooking, commode if mum can't wait, meds at sleep time. I don't help th...
I just thought I'd mention the Subaru Forester. It's all wheel drive and not very common in UK, be they drive well and last forever. My 96 legacy has 218000 miles on it.
After mum's good progress with the physical therapist, she has received a diagnosis of uterine cancer. The multidisciplinary treatment team is waiting for biopsy results before deciding on treatment options. One registrar told mum that a total hysterectomy was needed with chemo and or radiotherapy b...
As someone with a PD diagnosis, I find this appalling. PD is a progressive, degenerative neurological disorder for which there is no cure. How can people qualify one year and then be deemed ineligible the next? Shame on them!
Just doing some browsing about preparing for surgery and came across some references to oral and topical zinc in healing of ulcers. Here's a summary of an article from imperial college , London, in 2007 seeming to favour topical application over oral intake. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17244...
Frankly, two reasons. The care was what was set up for mum initially. Second is cost. What mum has right now is costing £24000 a year at £9.40 an hour. I've heard figures of anything from £15 to £23 an hour. I would rather have the negotiation power of the council working on mum's side. Besides we a...
Just been reading the post about top up fees and it prompted my post today. Dealing with the local council is difficult because you're dealing with them in isolation. I'd like to see what your LA is doing. Once we actually receive a contract of care with the LA (subject of other posts!), mum will be...
Ditto what Suzieq said. The indoor (lawn) bowling club I play at have several members who use wheelchairs. I think some players use their own wheelchairs and the club as a couple of chairs which other players use
Thank you for your replies. Mum laughed at being called a zimmer shuffler!

She hasn't used the sit to stand hoist for a week now.

So much for the occupational therapist in the hospital telling me that mum's care team thought mum would never walk again......
Is it time to escalate your compliant higher up the corporation?

If this is severely impacting your dad, his health and quality of life, and you've given the care home sufficient time to address the concern and have this all documented, would a safeguarding case be appropriate?