I went to visit my dad in his home on Thursday and I was shocked, he looked like a tramp they and brought in off the streets. It was 6.30 pm and he is clothes were covered in dried food, porridge, spaghetti etc. He had dried food on his face and he was asleep in the lounge (sleeping is common) I noticed that his trousers were coming down and were around his feet. As he had no slippers on I went to pull them up a bit and then noticed his trouser leg and socks was socked with urine, his catheter had slipped and he must of opened it when he was walking. He was seen by the district nurse last week as he has an infection in his foot-urine and infection not a good combination!
I asked a carer to sort him out but my dad refused there help. He can be very aggressive verbally and did actually hit me last weekend so I understand he is hard to manage. I told her that surely she had a duty of care to sort him out. She called another worker who also had a refusal from my dad so wouldn't do anything.
I feel so frustrated by what I can do-I sat there for an hour and no-one did anything, he walked around the dining room leaving wet footprints on the floor and no-one even cleared it up!
I have spoken to the duty manager today and all she says is that they back off when he aggressive. I just don't know what to do- I don't feel that they are meeting his needs but I am not sure what to do.
I have asked to look at his care plan next week and I am going to make an appointment to speak to his doctor as well.
Someone somewhere must know what the procedure is to deal with aggressive patients and meet their needs?