AS support worker at GP surgery once a week

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Sue J, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
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    I recently picked up an AS flyer in my GP surgery giving contact details of dementia support worker who is at the surgery for a full day once a week. I managed to contact her and her intervention helped very much and hopefully will continue.:) Check out if your GP surgery has similar.:)
     
  2. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,555
    Female
    Scotland
    Yes. Ours did and was very useful earlier this year when I was at al low ebb. He did a lot of phoning and contacting for me and always got back to me with updates.
     
  3. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,838
    Suffolk
    Our surgery said they were going to start something similar. Unfortunately, nothing has happened. Over the last 6 months although two us have been nagging them to start.
     
  4. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
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    Keep nagging Spamar:)
     
  5. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,838
    Suffolk
    I will Sue. We've got a ppg meeting soon, so will get my chance. I must say the running of the surgery has gone down since the old practice manager left!
     
  6. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
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    I spoke a bit too soon:mad::rolleyes: the good that was done by one GP via the AS link has promptly been undone today by another non dementia aware GP:mad:
     
  7. AlsoConfused

    AlsoConfused Registered User

    Sep 17, 2010
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    Grrr! What did they get so wrong Sue?
     
  8. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
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    #8 Sue J, Sep 10, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2015
    I asked if GP would respond at appt firstly by recognizing this is a dementia issue (which they should know of old:rolleyes: according to their own records) but also by suggesting that daily carers would help (it needs to be initiated from GP) , GPs response was good, some investigations started sample requested when sample taken in friend asks about carer to be phoned later by different GP (who does know her) saying they can't do that:mad:

    I need to get back on to AS worker who said she may need to visit but this patient wasn't on her list (but should have been in my view) so all not lost but just makes life so much harder. They have no clue how difficult things have been for a very long time. I'm on my knees with it without my own condition and am at same surgery:(
     
  9. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,661
    Kent
    Oh dear Sue. It started so well. :(
     
  10. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
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    Thanks Sylvia, yes it did. Well the rate she is attending GP is going up so they'll have to do something, when someone very independent is willing to accept a carer you can't afford to miss the opportunity however the logistics are worked out. :)
     
  11. 1954

    1954 Registered User

    Jan 3, 2013
    3,836
    Sidcup
    The problem here is that yes you can get a volunteer from carers support or attend certain groups but the need for the help from so many is that they stop the help and you're left high and dry again and screaming again!


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  12. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
    8,042
    Better news, AS worker followed up with me to check outcome and has now intervened and home visit arranged very soon:) the 'new' GP has got the ball rolling too.:)
     

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