Care home blocking arranged move to new care home

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by oldcrow, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. oldcrow

    oldcrow Registered User

    Apr 25, 2015
    4
    Hi,
    I have 2 relatives in care and after the current home began to fail, I have spent the last month sorting out new placements with the help of Social services, who has approved of the move. They were formally informed about the move by the social worker and I gave them written notice. The first response I've had from them, days later when I thought all was sorted, is a threat of legal action if I try to move my relatives and they state I have no right or authorisation to move them. Of course this is rubbish. They accepted my authority to place them.
    I've puzzled over this but finally come to the informed conclusion that its about money, my relatives are simply income streams to them which are about to disappear.
    I'm desperate to get them out fast without any further ado before any more problems befall them. Any thoughts?
    I only did this after trying for months to sort out a serious failing of communications and consultation which has meant that a number of issues that arose could not be resolved. I tried various options, including going down the complaints route. They never changed their stance. It's their way or no way. Even the social worker and the new care home manager was obstructed in their attempts to do assessments.
     
  2. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,438
    Move them according to your own schedule? You've given the old home written notice, they are moving to a new home, I don't see anything here other than sabre rattling. If you were moving them to an unsafe situation you might have issue, but from one home to another with appropriate notice? Nah.
     
  3. Onlyme

    Onlyme Registered User

    Apr 5, 2010
    4,995
    UK
    Has a DOLS been put in place and they are over reacting?
     
  4. Spiro

    Spiro Registered User

    Mar 11, 2012
    522
    Should the new home wish to see your relatives current care records, then I hope they are accurate and up to date.
     
  5. oldcrow

    oldcrow Registered User

    Apr 25, 2015
    4
    Hi,
    thanks. I probably will do that if they don't give up by the end of the week. They're actually opposing the social services legal team.
     
  6. oldcrow

    oldcrow Registered User

    Apr 25, 2015
    4
    No one can find out what they're reacting to. They won't or can't explain themselves.
    the home is opposing the whole legal team of the social services on this.
    If it is DOLs I'm my mother's representative anyway.
     
  7. oldcrow

    oldcrow Registered User

    Apr 25, 2015
    4
    Hi,
    I've just been in with the CHC assessor to see my uncle. The records were out of date by 4 months in one important area and bits and pieces were missing in others. This is another reason I want him moved.
     
  8. tweetypie

    tweetypie Registered User

    Mar 16, 2012
    37
    How soon can the new care home take your relative?

    If any sooner than the month's notice, then move your relative as soon as possible.

    I'm saying this just in case the home start anything towards your relative.

    I had this with my mum in one care home I'd put her in.

    The vile manager there put an alert on my mum which meant I couldn't go and visit her and social services started an investigation into me!

    This was because she was unhappy at "all the work done and the loss of income" - as this is all many care homes worry about. She hadn't done any work in my opinion and in fact my mum was so covered in bruises and suffered an extreme loss of weight since going in the home that I was very concerned and worried.

    They might make you pay for the time your relative isn't there if she leaves early, but I think that is money well spent! Good luck!
     

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