1. Expert Q&A: Dementia Research, Tuesday 26th March, 3-4pm

    At Alzheimer's Society our research program focuses on improving care for people with dementia today and finding a cure for tomorrow.

    Hannah from our Research Team will be answering your questions on all our research efforts on Tuesday 26 March between 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. rosemary237

    rosemary237 New member

    Apr 10, 2018
    7
    Female
    Harrow
    Wonder if anybody has had the same problem as myself , my mum has vascular dementia and has just moved into a nursing home as her care home were unable to take her back after a stay in hospital due to some deterioration . She has been in the nursing home for 3 weeks where we are paying £1500 a week for her care , but they are putting nappy pads on her instead of tolieting her regularly . I know she is not mobile but she can take weight on her feet to transfer from wheelchair to toliet but all they want to do is hoist her and by the time they do this she is soiled and upset . They do not spend a lot of time with the residents which i find unacceptable , any advice about how to find good nursing homes.
     
  2. LynneMcV

    LynneMcV Volunteer Moderator

    May 9, 2012
    3,254
    south-east London
    Hi @rosemary237 - I am sorry to hear that you are facing such worry over your mum's care. It sounds very distressing for you both.

    When I had to start researching nursing home facilities in my area I found the Alzheimer's Society 's search tool at https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/find-support-near-you was a good starting point.

    Just put your area or post code in the search box, choose the category of 'care homes' and it will bring up a list of facilities (including nursing homes) near you. You can then use the links to find out more about each one, including their latest CQC report, which will help you identify the best ones for your mum's needs.

    I didn't have to go down that road in the end but I am sure others will be along to let you know what they found helpful in their own search for a good nursing home, or what steps they took in tackling the kind of care worries you are facing at the moment.

    Good luck and keep posting with any other worries or concerns that crop up.
     
  3. karaokePete

    karaokePete Volunteer Host

    Jul 23, 2017
    4,336
    Male
    A web-site that contains reviews of homes and can be searched with postcode can be found using the link at the bottom of this post. I can't vouch for the reliability of the reviews
    https://www.carehome.co.uk/
     
  4. Sirena

    Sirena Registered User

    Feb 27, 2018
    866
    Female
    I found my mother's dementia care home (non-nursing) via the site Pete has linked to. You do have to read the reviews with a critical eye, but I can say that the glowing reviews for my mother's own care home are genuine - I've written one myself! There are other homes where they seem to have garnered reviews from any random friend who visits and raves about the cafe, but it's easy to check who the review is from and whether they are commenting on issues which are important to you.
     
  5. rosemary237

    rosemary237 New member

    Apr 10, 2018
    7
    Female
    Harrow
    thank you i will try that out
     
  6. Karen22

    Karen22 Registered User

    Nov 3, 2012
    34
    I have found this at my dad's nursing home where he moved just before Christmas. Dad was being taken to the toilet at his last Home but now wears pads all the time and I don't think the staff at his new Home bother with the toilet. It's so hard to know what to do. Do we really have to police everything Homes do and offer our loved ones? I am so fed up after all the problems at dad's last Home and, even then, it wasn't enough and there were more problems of which I wasn't aware. I just want to be able to trust Home staff that dad is being looked after and yet, now, I don't. I can't move dad again.
    Karen
     
  7. Baker17

    Baker17 Registered User

    Mar 9, 2016
    211
    My husband was in a brilliant home but he was moved against my wishes (the invisibles) and was using the toilet with no problems, where he is now absolutely disgusts me, I went in the other day and a member of staff said to me yourhusband might be dirty because he’s just used the bin and we’ve not had a chance to clean him, I’ve got a review meeting on Tuesday with the SW and the manager and will be bringing this up, how could they be so uncaring, unfortunately I can’t move him because it’s a court order that he lives there. It breaks my heart to see him treated like this.
     

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