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If your wife needs care, but doesn't qualify for CHC, then Social Services will do a means test. As a VERY rough guide, if your wife has over £23,000 in her own name, or you have over £46,000 she will be expected to fund all her own care until you get down to those levels. The value of the house, e...
Never EVER believe anything you are told by a hospital about what will happen after discharge unless you have it in writing. Do you want residential care now, or a lot more help at home. Continuing Healthcare should give you the option, if your wife qualifies. Are you worried about residential care...
The care package that started was worse than useless, late,didnt turn up,ran out of time etc So i am reluctant to let my wife be discharged unless something appropriate is in place... It just seems constant lip service from the so called caring professionals The free reablement care service that is...
David, has your wife had investigations into why she needs to urinate so frequently? Does she take medication for this at night? Waking and needing the toilet so often can't be good for either you? How are the hospital coping with her need to use the toilet so frequently? Are they hoisting her ever...
My wife needs muliple transfers during the day and night,at least 12 where each one involves 4 lifts. Its a crazy amount and i am constantly reminded i should not be doing it by NHS staff etc... but no alternative had been put in place. The care package that started was worse than useless, late,didn...
Can i ask how often you use the hoist on a daily basis ?
My wife isnt overweight but needs loo visits almost hourly... a catheter isnt suitable either for some medical reason which hasnt been explained to me.
The last O/T appointment was 2 days ago and i am still trying to understand what the purpose of that was ?
Has the hoist been delivered ? Yes
Have you been trained ? No, as its a 2 person job ?
Nothing else was achieved.

I will be contacting the CEO in the morning.....

Thank you
My wife has SPMS and has recently been in hospital and was discharged last Friday.... the care package was hopeless from the start and i have organised private care which doesnt start till May at the earliest. I have been lifting my wife from chair/bed to wheelchair to loo for over 2 years now and i...
Thats one of the issues, 3 appointments have been broken by the OH team for a home visit to demonstrate.....so the hoist has been here over a month and still unused. The latest slings ordered ar in situ ones ? i have not opened the packaging so i will look later.... Thanks AyJay, i will experiment m...
After many years of caring for my wife who has MS finally the early intervention team get involved. However, things seem worse now than ever..... I asked for help regarding lifting my wife for bathroom visits and a hospital bed and portable hoist was delivered and a visit from physios and district n...