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    CHC (Continuing Healthcare) support thread

    I've got a feeling that she didn't go to hospital in that time frame but will check the nursing home records tomorrow. They've given us 10 days to respond and I think 10 weeks would be more realistic!
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    CHC (Continuing Healthcare) support thread

    I've spent most of the afternoon going through the hospital records. I can't find anything for the 15 month period that is being assessed, so it may be that she had no admissions in that period. I have, however, found a page of somebody elses hospital records, which isn't good!
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    CHC (Continuing Healthcare) support thread

    Yes, but minimal. For the period in question (June 2009-September 2010) the GP came out on a few occasions, the last one being 10 days before her death. There are a few references to these visits in the NPD, so will check those against the GP records. I had sorted most of the paperwork into...
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    CHC (Continuing Healthcare) support thread

    The needs Portrayal Document does refer to care home documents and I will be going through them to find the context of those quotes and if there's anything I can add. There is no reference to hospital records but I think it's possible that she wasn't admitted to hospital in the last 15 months...
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    CHC (Continuing Healthcare) support thread

    I've had a callback and it seems that the previous Decision Support Tool showed breathing, behaviour, skin integrity and psychological and emotional needs as no needs and altered states of consciousness, nutrition, drug therapies and medication as low. At the time of this assessment she was bed...
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    CHC (Continuing Healthcare) support thread

    Is that filled in by the panel? So the Needs Portrayal Document does now show recommended ratings? In 2009 seven domains were rated as low or no needs. I've phoned to ask what the breakdown between them was and am waiting for a call back.
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    CHC (Continuing Healthcare) support thread

    I've just realised that what they've sent me isn't a Decision Support Tool, it's a Needs Portrayal Document. At what stage and by whom would a Decision Support Tool be compiled? Sorry for all the questions but I'm operating to a ridiculously tight timescale. I'm very grateful for all the help...
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    CHC (Continuing Healthcare) support thread

    I'm just looking at it now. The decision support tool in 2009 rated her as severe for cognition and high for cognition, so they can't move any higher. She was rated at moderate for mobility and continence and low/no needs in all the other domains - although it doesn't say which are low and which...
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    CHC (Continuing Healthcare) support thread

    I don't think there's any chance of getting an extension. I think we will just have to submit whatever we can and appeal if it's turned down. I'm not feeling very well today but will have to go through the paperwork and see what I can put together, concentrating on the period they are assessing.
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    CHC (Continuing Healthcare) support thread

    Yes, it's being moved elsewhere. The other problem that we have is that they have sent negative checklists for 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 and have enclosed 2 pre 2008 negative checklists. They have said there were negative checklists in 2006, 2007 and 2008. The checklist on 23rd June 2009...
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    CHC (Continuing Healthcare) support thread

    They have said it is because their department is being wound up at the end of the month and all the outstanding cases have been given this deadline. I have also been told that panels are being held daily. My sister said she wanted it out of the way as soon as possible, as it has dragged on...
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    CHC (Continuing Healthcare) support thread

    I've just phoned and been told that they will be using the 2016 checklist unless we specifically request that the 2009 one be used. I was told there was very little difference and it was unlikely to affect the outcome so I have agreed they can use the 2016 checklist. If we lose and decide to...
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    CHC (Continuing Healthcare) support thread

    Good point. Having trouble downloading your attachment as I can presently only access the internet on my phone. Do you know if the current one differs greatly from the 2009 one?
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    CHC (Continuing Healthcare) support thread

    6 year wait then panel in 10 days My mum died in September 2010. Shortly after she died we initiated a claim for retrospective CHC for the period from November 2004 until her death. We have waited until now for any meaningful response. We received a letter dated 16th August. This stated...
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    Singing for the Brain

    I volunteer for the Alzheimer's Society and we run Singing for the Brain sessions for people with dementia and their carers. They are great fun and I would recommend anyone who has them in their area to go along.
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    Ian Botham

    It seems that he didn't believe that 'charity begins at home'.
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    Ian Botham

    There is no way of knowing whether his father knew he was there or who his visitors were. The rest of his family should have made their own decisions. There were times when I couldn't cope with seeing my mum and wouldn't go for a week or two. I always went back though.
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    Ian Botham

    Apart from any other consideration, how could he possibly know if his father was being well looked after if he didn't go to see him? He may have believed that his father would not know if he or anyone else was there but he can't know for sure.
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    Ian Botham

    He should be ashamed of himself, as should the rest of his family. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10853362/Ian-Botham-interview-I-couldnt-visit-my-father-when-he-was-dying-from-dementia.html
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    Dementia and employment

    The infomation on this factsheet may be of help http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/download_info.php?fileID=1016