Accidents in care home....

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by alison1981, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. alison1981

    alison1981 Registered User

    Dec 13, 2013
    62
    Hi

    I am just a bit confused and thought I would ask on here. If someone has a fall at a care home, does the home have to let the next of kin know about it?

    Thanks
     
  2. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
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    They should always inform next of kin some are excellent at doing so, others are not. Children's families are always informed if they have a fall, all vulnerable people should have the same rights in my opinion.

    If you haven't been told I suggest that you have it written in the notes (ask the manager) that you want to be informed! Some need telling what to do!
     
  3. alison1981

    alison1981 Registered User

    Dec 13, 2013
    62
    Thanks

    My mum had a fall last week and hurt her hip. If my dad hadn't habe been going to see her then he wouldn't have found out. She told him herself and they confirmed it! When I called to see how she was that night, the deputy manager said 'How did you find out' :mad:
     
  4. Dazmum

    Dazmum Registered User

    My mum's home does, I would expect to be told as next of kin. They also tell me if she has seen the doctor or is scheduled to, but I did ask to be told anyway.
     
  5. nae sporran

    nae sporran Volunteer Host

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    #5 nae sporran, Jan 10, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2016
    When my Granny was in a care home they always called my mum to let her know if anything was wrong, usually just an infection though that was bad enough. Sorry yours is not so forthcoming, Alison.
     
  6. Dustycat

    Dustycat Registered User

    Jul 14, 2014
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    North East
    My Dad's care home are excellent in this regard and always ring even if the incident is relatively minor. The home my Mam was in were less efficient and I once went in to visit and found Mam with a black eye and a nasty gash. It depends. X
     

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