I have mentioned on the 'Loo & Saffie' thread that my husband's nursing home has sent me a Relatives Queustionaire and some of the questions are stumping me. Such as:
a) How well do you feel that your relative's privacy is being respected?
b) How well do you feel that your relative's democratic rights are being protected?
c) How well do you feel that your relative's Equality of Opportunities are being respected?
d) How well do you feel that your relative's views and wishes are listened to and acted upon?
How can I say when I am not there all the time to judge? You'd surely need to be a fly on the wall to know.
Especially when the relative has dementia. My husband would be unable to express his views and wishes. He does sometimes complain about being got up too early, and I know some of the staff do leave him in bed a little longer if possible. The nurse on duty has to give him his insulin injection before his breakfast and a number of the dementia residents are bed bound, in end stage dementia, so mornings are busy .
He can express himself concerning something he does not want to do. But in general he wont express views and wishes. Or just say a yes or no if asked about some preference. (More likely a 'No'!) Or simply stare at them, not comprehending.
About a third of the 62 residents are in the dementia wing, the others are elderly frail although some with early dementia.
Any advice would be welcome.