Search:

Type: Posts; User: nita

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.15 seconds.

  1. Replies
    10
    Views
    600

    Your mother needs a Social Services assessment. ...

    Your mother needs a Social Services assessment. Care provided is based on need but the person who is cared for has to contribute if they have savings above about £13k.

    You should ask the doctor...
  2. Thread: council tax bill

    by nita
    Replies
    18
    Views
    946

    Beate, I'm afraid this isn't correct either, in...

    Beate, I'm afraid this isn't correct either, in the case of when the OP's mother was living alone. The property was exempt as persons with severe mental impairment aren't included for council tax...
  3. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,506

    Thank you, Chaucer. My Mum has had a hospital...

    Thank you, Chaucer. My Mum has had a hospital bed and Piezo airflow mattress since 2013. She has Fentanyl patches, pregabalin and oramorph for her pain; has been bedbound for nearly 3 years. She...
  4. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,506

    CHC Funding - Direct Payments

    My mother has had funding for over a year now. She is bedbound, incontinent, probably in the late stages of Alzheimer's (although she can still converse sensibly at times and is able to answer...
  5. Replies
    7
    Views
    672

    I feel for you and your Mum. It is a heart...

    I feel for you and your Mum. It is a heart breaking situation. You have done the best you can at organising help and care for her so far. The only thing I would add is, can you get her to the GP,...
  6. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,189

    Mindy, I don't think this is correct as Stephen's...

    Mindy, I don't think this is correct as Stephen's mother would not have succeeded to the tenancy - she has been in care for two years and Stephen's father only died a few months ago, so therefore the...
  7. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,189

    I am so sorry, Stephen. When I posted I didn't...

    I am so sorry, Stephen. When I posted I didn't realise your Mum was so ill. I can understand how hard all this is for you but I would still urge you to get your local councillor on your side as, by...
  8. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,189

    Steven, I can see you desperately need some help....

    Steven, I can see you desperately need some help. Please read the following from the Shelter website which is the legal position.

    Can you inherit a housing association tenancy?

    Your right to...
  9. It does seem strange that they are insisting on...

    It does seem strange that they are insisting on this when she developed pressure sores in care where she was presumably turned regularly and yet had no trouble at home.

    My mother too is at home...
  10. Stavvy, I have sent you a private message - not a...

    Stavvy, I have sent you a private message - not a direct contact but may lead to some help for your mother. Best wishes, Nita.
  11. Replies
    41
    Views
    2,056

    Kazza, I think you should put your position in...

    Kazza, I think you should put your position in writing to the Council - then they will have to give a definitive answer. If you are entitled to be assigned the property, this should be done. You...
  12. The memory specialist asked me to leave the room...

    The memory specialist asked me to leave the room and talked to Mum for half an hour in which time he ascertained she had lost capacity. I have no idea what he said to her or asked her. I presume he...
  13. They're nice buttered with Marmite on! (If you...

    They're nice buttered with Marmite on! (If you like Marmite that is).
  14. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,161

    My mother has one. She has ordinary flat single...

    My mother has one. She has ordinary flat single sheets top and bottom, as others have said. If the mattress gets wet you just wipe it clean as it is made of rubbery material. You aren't supposed...
  15. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,538

    It sounds as if your husband could benefit from...

    It sounds as if your husband could benefit from something like a day centre. I think you would have to make a contribution to pay for his days spent there but they would pick him up and bring him...
  16. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,202

    I think the OP is referring to herself as a care...

    I think the OP is referring to herself as a care worker in a home for those with dementia. Correct me if I'm wrong. I would have thought that as a paid carer you have employment rights but also...
  17. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,202

    I think you are talking specifically about your...

    I think you are talking specifically about your own role as a "care worker"?

    You might find this helpful though it doesn't relate particularly to people working with dementia patients and is more...
  18. Thread: Need some advice

    by nita
    Replies
    48
    Views
    3,084

    I don't understand how the falls issue could have...

    I don't understand how the falls issue could have been overlooked at the CHC funding meeting. Was the CH manager asked to produce their daily log to note how many times and at what times your Mum...
  19. Thread: Care home?

    by nita
    Replies
    26
    Views
    1,996

    By Care Manager I think Izzie meant the manager...

    By Care Manager I think Izzie meant the manager of the private care agency who provide your Mum's care. She will have up-to-date information on your mother, gleaned from the notes the carers make...
  20. Moorcroft, there is a connection between memory...

    Moorcroft, there is a connection between memory loss and diabetes. The latter, if not controlled properly, can exacerbate the mental symptoms:-

    "Diabetes and memory loss are closely linked, and...
  21. Jane, the mucus from the stomach does look like...

    Jane, the mucus from the stomach does look like phlegm but it is (how can I describe it?) long strings of gloopy sort of liquid. If she is bringing this up each time she eats, it is no wonder she...
  22. When you say phlegm, do you mean mucus from the...

    When you say phlegm, do you mean mucus from the stomach? It sounds like what my Mum had some years ago. She couldn't keep any food down. She had a gastroscopy (camera down the throat - would be...
  23. Thread: End OF Life Care

    by nita
    Replies
    61
    Views
    5,043

    Sorry, Dimelza, I just realised your Dad is in a...

    Sorry, Dimelza, I just realised your Dad is in a care home where he stayed after respite. I imagine care homes are expert at palliative care and may not need to bring in specialised nurses. I don't...
  24. Thread: End OF Life Care

    by nita
    Replies
    61
    Views
    5,043

    They can be and they are the experts in end of...

    They can be and they are the experts in end of life care. As someone above said, can you contact the local hospice or ask that the doctor does? I am not sure if your father is at home but, if so,...
  25. Thread: End OF Life Care

    by nita
    Replies
    61
    Views
    5,043

    GPs aren't always that good with pain relief,...

    GPs aren't always that good with pain relief, unfortunately. Does your Dad have palliative care nurses visiting? They are usually contacted via the District Nurse service. They know more about...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4