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Does everyone else have floating social workers?
To get extra visits etc. I have to ring an 08... number for Adult Social Care and request a social worker.
One is then allocated to carry out that request. On completion the file is then closed and that social worker ends their involvement.
The next time I require a care change, I have to go through the whole process again and not necessarily getting the same social worker. If it is a different person,
Well, today I finally got around to organising for my lovely wall mounted gas heater in the hallway to be disconnected.
I really didn't want to see it go. It gives off such a lovely amount of heat. It is at the bottom of the stairs and in winter it is the only fire we need on most of the time as it seems to warm the whole house.
Anyway, it is an old fire. We had exactly the same type at my childhood home and know that they date back to the late 1970s
Updated 15-05-2013 at 10:59 PM by LynneMcV
Originally Posted by rebsf1
My mother is refusing to seek medical help but can not remember what day it is, what she ate the day before, won't go out of the house on her own, no longer drives, rides her bike or swims; does none of the shopping ...
My father has tried all manner of persuasion to no avail. How do we help her now?
I found the best person to handle the situation was the GP. I wrote a letter detailing my and my mother's concerns about her partner and sent it to his GP. He called us
Originally Posted by christopher2013
My name is Nadia, my husband is 55 and was diagnosed +- 5 years ago. I would like to share with you the letter our daughter who is only 11 wrote to her father last week. It resumes it all. I am working and Chris is still at home with a full time carer. I have joined this forum because Chris is British, and we leave in Brussels. He used to speak fluent french but unfortunately is loosing it and I need to talk with people sharing the same experience for my daughter.
Does anyone know if there are rules on carers using the hoist installed, looking to get second hand ceiling hoist will the carers use it?