1. Kaz01

    Kaz01 Registered User

    Jan 7, 2007
    3
    Midlands
    I wonder if anyone has had similar experiences as myself with the lack of suitable care? My dad has been refusing to let my mum wash him for such a long time now that I fear for his health. He gets verbally and sometimes physically threatening if my mum tries to force him. She has now been told that there is a 2 year waiting list for someone to come and wash him for her. Does anyone have any advice I can give my mum please? If it helps, my parents live in Southampton. I look forward to hearing from you.
     
  2. daughter

    daughter Registered User

    Mar 16, 2005
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  3. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,439
    Hi there.

    I'm sorry I do not believe that there is a 2 year waiting list. I mean I believe you were told that, but I don't believe that it is true. Would this be carers that your parents were paying for themselves, or would they be provided by the LA? Have your parent's had a care assessment? Are they within the city boundary, because if so I have some links.
     
  4. gill@anchorage5

    gill@anchorage5 Registered User

    Apr 29, 2007
    211
    Southampton
    Care Package

    Hello again Kaz

    Have your parents been allocated a Social Worker? That is the person who should be able to arrange a suitable "care package" for your Dad. Appreciate that it may take a week or so to arrange - but to be told that there is a 2 year waiting list is absolutely ridiculous - your poor Mum must be at the end of her tether!

    If they have not yet been allocated a SW - can your Mum (or you) contact Social Services to get a care assessment done - to at least get the "wheels in motion"?

    Wish you luck with it.

    Love

    Gill x
     
  5. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    Nor do I , they can not legal tell you that , its just not true .

    did a social worker tell you that ?
     

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