sheila, not that I'm cynical or anything, but I think I'd have asked for the auditor to come out and look at it - after all, the file shouldn't leave your mum as it has all her care details in.
<t>It's not about money, Tony - not entirely. Most of it's about the way it's spent. Look at the Health Service - 4 reorganisations in 10 years instead of putting money directly into health care. <br/> <br/> The rest is about attitude. Nobody seems to care about their work - no pride. No concept of ...
Tony---it happened to my wife in a NHS hospital-that's why she came home after three weeks with terrible bed sores for the first time in her life-and they took seven months to heal' John JR-- I never say anything on these boards that I wouldn't say (probably more forcefully) face to face. Charles 4...
<t>[quote]Dear charles47]<br/> <br/> Tony, if you knew anything about me you'd think again. I wrote in that post: "I agree that if someone wants to smoke in their own room they should be allowed to. The subject of helping - or not - is a matter of employment contracts and law and has no place on thi...
Sorry Tony, didn't make myself clear - still half asleep I reckon! http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_lol.gif I did mean to say I agreed with your idea completely - but tried to explain why there seems to be no interest in doing it! http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_redface.gif So much for "faste...
Sorry to start up a row again, but surely a residential home is just that ........ a home, not a public place. And if you cannot smoke in your own home, if you so wish, where can you. Are we really going to make these heroes and heroines sit outside in the rain? All you need is a room with an outsi...
It's true there isn't enough research into the health care of elderly people. Presumably because then they'd live longer and the government would have to pay more pensions for longer.

Why do you think they want to raise the retirement age?
Tony, Norman, http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_wink.gif a lot of people have one particular "blind spot" in their life. It's often been said that there is no one more zealous than the recently converted. I've come across a lot of former smokers who are now first in the queue to encourage others t...
Hi Paula - short answer is yes http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_rolleyes.gif ! Usually when my son is in a loud and uncooperative mood: big chaps come along and offer to help. In "that" tone. http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_lol.gif Good for a laugh because he gets a lot louder when that happe...
So, as carers we don't work? How does that sit with what a Government minister said in 2003? I quote: "Maria Eagle: My hon. Friend will be aware that, to qualify for the invalid care allowance, carers have to do at least 35 hours a week of caring. That is quite a lot. We have already increased the e...