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    How to deal with person sliding off chair - Carers calling ambulance each time

    That looks interesting - It could work. I need to perhaps look a little harder or seek more advice as to why he is placing himself on the floor. I don't want to turn a slide onto the floor into a fall as he overcomes the obstacle of the Pommel. But it looks possible. Thanks. OT contacted and...
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    How to deal with person sliding off chair - Carers calling ambulance each time

    here is a link to the Mangar I've just looked up on youtube - This could do it Mannie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVU1-gsOvGw
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    How to deal with person sliding off chair - Carers calling ambulance each time

    Cracking post Mannie - Really great ideas. Thanks - I will look at all these, could be a combination of any or all of them. On it today..
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    How to deal with person sliding off chair - Carers calling ambulance each time

    Indeed. I think once they have seen someone deliberately sliding off their chair several times a day, they would reconsider their procedure - I can't believe common sense would not prevail. Either way though - he still would need to be got up off the floor into his seat and I don't think they...
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    How to deal with person sliding off chair - Carers calling ambulance each time

    Thanks - Sounds much as I would have expected. You see, if it was unexpected he would be on the floor I can imagine most would be alarmed to find him there. But after you've watched him do it, several times a day sometimes, you have to wonder at the response. Calling an ambulance because he...
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    How to deal with person sliding off chair - Carers calling ambulance each time

    Do they have them in a ward type situation - My understanding was that he would have his own room..
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    How to deal with person sliding off chair - Carers calling ambulance each time

    Its electric (charges up), supplied by the OT new in the last 6 months - I don't recall seeing the name on it but it looks a little like an engine hoist. Purpose built of course and it does reach the floor. He did previously have a standing hoist but they rarely used it and he does not self...
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    How to deal with person sliding off chair - Carers calling ambulance each time

    We sit him upright and put an arm under his arms and lift him the 10 inches or so back onto his seat. However, if we wanted to we could roll him onto his lifting sling blanket and crane him to wherever we want to (as you would to move him from the chair to bed - only difference being its a lot...
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    How to deal with person sliding off chair - Carers calling ambulance each time

    Hi, My Father has Alzheimers etc - Can't walk unaided, 4 double carer visits per day and happy at home. He has a thing that he wants to sit on the floor, he does it by shuffling to the edge of the chair, slides off the edge and sits on the floor. Sometimes he will then roll from the sitting...
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    Going Into Care - What now for the carer

    Well some very different experiences here, but the main theme appears to be that there has to be a kind of grieving period here, followed by a need to restart the carers life but in a different way to before. So much of her time has been occupied with looking after her Husband, and now much of...
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    Going Into Care - What now for the carer

    Well its a few weeks since I last posted and quite a lot has happened - The aggression has continued throughout but the Authorities have been taking notice, and the upshot is that tomorrow, Monday, he is going into a dementia unit. He will be re-assessed after 8 weeks but is unlikely to return...
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    Violent Behaviour - What Help

    Well its a few weeks since I last posted and quite a lot has happened - The aggression has continued throughout but the Authorities have been taking notice, and the upshot is that tomorrow, Monday, he is going into a dementia unit. He will be re-assessed after 8 weeks but is unlikely to return...
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    Violent Behaviour - What Help

    At last I think the situation is being treated more seriously - and its thanks to the many comments and suggestions on this site as doing these things have resulted in some positive action and attention. A change in mindset I believe has a lot to do with the help you will receive. The carer...
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    Violent Behaviour - What Help

    Well the long version of what happened is this - actually I thought it was pretty poor. I phoned and they told me they were a messaging service - after a few minutes of questionning they said they would contact SS and I should expect a call. An hour later I had not received a call but all was...
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    Violent Behaviour - What Help

    Thanks again everyone. I've passed on all your comments and said that the time has come to make a nuisance of herself to all concerned. Last night I called the Out Of Hours emergency number for SS as provided here. Eventually got a call back and they spoke to his wife. In the background to her...
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    Violent Behaviour - What Help

    Thanks again for your replies everyone. Practically, in fact on any level, he could not survive more than minutes on his own and it seems outrageous that the "Authorities" are happy to allow abuse, violence and anything else that happens to this defenceless over 70yr old Woman and her Husband...
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    Violent Behaviour - What Help

    Well it has all kicked off again over the last few days. I contacted SS and they have called round and seen both of them.He headbutted a carer at the Jasmin Centre and they called in his 73 year old wife to collect him as they won't have this. How she is supposed to cope if they cannot god only...
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    Violent Behaviour - What Help

    Ok Thanks Regards Ian
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    Violent Behaviour - What Help

    Thanks Skye, What is AS and PRT please? Thanks