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Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by candymostdandy@, Jun 13, 2007.
Can anyone tell me when "personal care" becomes "nursing care".
This is only my own opinion.
There are guidelines, but they are read differently by different authorities.
As I understand it, things like injections, catheterisation, intravenious drips come under nursing care.
Lionel can do nothing for himself, but his needs are still classes as personal.
No help I know, maybe we shall have the definitive answer someday.
regular medication, treatment of bed sores - also Nursing Care - but my mum too totally dependent - has to be turned during the night, cant weight bear, feed - drink unaided - trouble swallowing - it's all personal care though!!
Is there a definition of this? What does it mean? Advice needed from people who have challenged this.
You may find an Alzheimer's Society Fact Sheet helps a bit.
They can all be found at http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/Facts_about_dementia/factsheets.htm
The ones that may be more specifically helpful are: