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Moody Paid Carers after I fitted a Key Safe

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Why should they be moody? Seriously some people. I actually fired a carer for shouting for no reason (made multiple complaints about her to the company). I also reported the moron to the council and the authorities as well. Can you complain about them or not?

When we get respite care, I’m having a intruder alarm fitted. And will inform the carers not to set off the fire alarm.
It is just a small minority, Mum has a rotation of around 12 carers and most are lovely.

I think when I made this post I'd done something positive to protect Mum and I (I'm disabled with Spondylitis) and to hear a carer saying the only reason I'd had it fitted was because I was to lazy to unlock the door got me down.

Especially as the carer in question was the first to visit after two young lads had came onto our property looking through the window and I'd told her about it. I think her comment was hurtful and spiteful.

Believe me when it gets dark, the door will constantly be locked and maybe whenever the mouthy carer is visiting in the meantime it will also be locked:-)
Stephen_16071 wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:20 pm
It is just a small minority, Mum has a rotation of around 12 carers and most are lovely.

I think when I made this post I'd done something positive to protect Mum and I (I'm disabled with Spondylitis) and to hear a carer saying the only reason I'd had it fitted was because I was to lazy to unlock the door got me down.

Especially as the carer in question was the first to visit after two young lads had came onto our property looking through the window and I'd told her about it. I think her comment was hurtful and spiteful.

Believe me when it gets dark, the door will constantly be locked and maybe whenever the mouthy carer is visiting in the meantime it will also be locked:-)
Can you get rid of her? I hate people like that.
Maybe one day, she is the worse out of all Mum's carers. Mum dislikes her too. Sorry for the rude comment, but I have nicknames for all the carers so Mum knows who's coming..Mum would never remember the names, but descriptive names work, her nickname is "Little S**T". Mum groans when I tell her she is coming.

She is the carer responsible for trying to force Mum into bed two times without letting her sit on the commode, the only carer in over 700 visits who accused Mum of hitting her. The carer who told me Mum had shouted at her when Mum had shouted "I haven't even had the chance to sit down yet" while being lifted into bed against her will. The carer who also leaves a total mess in our toilet.

When I read the above, I wish I had the guts to exclude her for both Mum and mine sakes..
Londonbound wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:32 am
Not locking the door is a safeguarding issue and needs reporting, Your mum is vulnerable and living in the community and needs to be protected from harm.

Leaving the door unlocked, anyone can wonder in.

And be careful with the keysafe number, one carer wrote down all the names and address's and key numbers, you would have thought they would put it in code or something.
the carers car was stolen with the notepad in and urgently all the key safe numbers had to be changed.
This is why I refused a key safe I don't trust the high turn over of staff not to misuse the code. Report the short visits, send a copy of CCTV if necessary but first and foremost block the carers who don't lock doors etc. It might take you being firm as from experience the care agency will find many excuses why you cannot do that but you are entitled to block any carer from coming who poses a risk such as not completing the visit or leaving doors unlocked.

Please do NOT back down on this or let them keep visiting because, sadly from experience, I know it will get worse. Please nip it in the bud before it because a serious safety issue for both of you.
Stephen_16071 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:07 am
Maybe one day, she is the worse out of all Mum's carers. Mum dislikes her too. Sorry for the rude comment, but I have nicknames for all the carers so Mum knows who's coming..Mum would never remember the names, but descriptive names work, her nickname is "Little S**T". Mum groans when I tell her she is coming.

She is the carer responsible for trying to force Mum into bed two times without letting her sit on the commode, the only carer in over 700 visits who accused Mum of hitting her. The carer who told me Mum had shouted at her when Mum had shouted "I haven't even had the chance to sit down yet" while being lifted into bed against her will. The carer who also leaves a total mess in our toilet.

When I read the above, I wish I had the guts to exclude her for both Mum and mine sakes..
This is why I don't trust carers. Report the toilet issue this is serious. Just find the courage to fire the asshole. People like her are a burden to the care industry.
Funnily enough this morning the other carer responsible for forcing Mum into bed without commode time was here.

As they left one of my favourite carers was saying how I'd bought a nice key safe and how easy it was to use (I had actually gone out of my way to spend more money on an easy one for the carers to use).

The tirade back from the awful carer amazed me, "I F'ing hate it, its F'ing awful, it's not the box it's just F'ing awkward to use".

To think this person was in our house five minutes earlier caring for my Mum. It made me so angry again. The key safe is so easy to use, she is just annoyed that it's added an extra 3 minutes to the call time. I showed the video to Mum and joked that maybe I should play the video back on full blast next time she visits, just so she can hear how pathetic she sounds.

My main fear about blocking carers is the detrimental effect it will have on the service provided. At the moment our care agency has two on holiday and a few more of sick. I'd rather have a duo of a good and bad carer on time, than two good carers an hour late. I know which carers to keep an eye on. If the two idiots which are tweedle dee and tweedle dum are ever paired together, I will go and sit on Mums bed and observe everything they do..
Stephen_16071 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:12 pm
Funnily enough this morning the other carer responsible for forcing Mum into bed without commode time was here.

As they left one of my favourite carers was saying how I'd bought a nice key safe and how easy it was to use (I had actually gone out of my way to spend more money on an easy one for the carers to use).

The tirade back from the awful carer amazed me, "I F'ing hate it, its F'ing awful, it's not the box it's just F'ing awkward to use".

To think this person was in our house five minutes earlier caring for my Mum. It made me so angry again. The key safe is so easy to use, she is just annoyed that it's added an extra 3 minutes to the call time. I showed the video to Mum and joked that maybe I should play the video back on full blast next time she visits, just so she can hear how pathetic she sounds.

My main fear about blocking carers is the detrimental effect it will have on the service provided. At the moment our care agency has two on holiday and a few more of sick. I'd rather have a duo of a good and bad carer on time, than two good carers an hour late. I know which carers to keep an eye on. If the two idiots which are tweedle dee and tweedle dum are ever paired together, I will go and sit on Mums bed and observe everything they do..
Don't let fear stop you from doing the right thing. I'd rather deal with a good carer who is late than a unprofessional carer who backstabs me.. each to their own however
At the end of the day, it's Mum sat in her own mess or wet clothes. Mum's not stupid, her personality changes when she is in a mess. It's awful to watch. But like you say, each to there own.