Ambulance called from care home for psychosis assessment

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Dementia Talking Point' started by Jo108, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. Jo108

    Jo108 Registered User

    Aug 26, 2019
    14
    Hi
    My dad has mixed dementia and has been in a residential home for just under 3weeks. He has had good days but also has become aggressive and challenging. He has been prescribed different medications and he doesn’t appear to be much better. The care hone has rang and they have called an ambulance because of dads behaviour. Trying to climb on window sills, kicking and trying to get out. I don’t know where he will go or what will happen next. The home will call me to see if I need to go with him
    Can anyone help me???
     
  2. Baker17

    Baker17 Registered User

    Mar 9, 2016
    256
    Sorry to hear what has happened to your father I personally would go to the home if you live near enough. My husband’s care home phoned me the other morning at 4.30am because of a fall and I went straight over, Hope this helps
     
  3. nellbelles

    nellbelles Volunteer Host

    Nov 6, 2008
    8,400
    leicester
    Hello @Jo108 I’m glad you have found the forum you will get support here.
    You may feel happier if you go so you can have an input and know what is happening but don’t worry the paramedics are used to situations like this and will know how to deal with your Dad.
     
  4. Jo108

    Jo108 Registered User

    Aug 26, 2019
    14
     
  5. Jo108

    Jo108 Registered User

    Aug 26, 2019
    14
    Thank you for your replies I’ve been at the hospital for 6 hours with dad. He’s still there sleeping off a high dose of lorazepam. He needed to have a ct scan to rule out a bleed but he became aggressive in the hospital. I fear now the care home will refuse to have him back?? The hospital have said that there may be no medical reason to keep him there.
    The care home has already mentioned they may not be able to meet his needs. He’s only been there for 2 1/2 weeks, all others in there are either sleeping or frail, dad is very mobile still. Fingers crossed they have him back.
     
  6. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    1,062
    Ask for a discharge plan meeting including representative from care home.
    The hospital can’t discharge him back to care home without their input.

    You might have to walk away from this a bit, let the care home fight it out about meds etc with the hospital. Go & get something to eat & some sleep. Then it’s time to get the “big girl pants on” & be obstinate & request medication to be trialed in hospital!
    Ps.
    I have had similar experiences & found that saying no is now easier!!!
    No I don’t agree... oh that doesn’t go down well but that’s not my problem. Work with the care home team
    Good luck
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