1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    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. Poppyfields

    Poppyfields Registered User

    Sep 12, 2013
    68
    Does anyone know if the "3 year rule" still applies if the care home refuses to allow access to documentation.

    The Information Commissioner's Office have advised my mother's former care home
    to release the documentation to me as they are in breach of the DPA - but she maintains that we are not entitled to see records - despite my mother's written and witnessed permission for us to do so.

    I've warned the manager against "losing" or destroying the records - can she do so after 3 years, regardless?
     
  2. AlsoConfused

    AlsoConfused Registered User

    Sep 17, 2010
    1,958
    Could you get the Information Commissioner's office to "lean" on this care home rather more forcefully? Maybe get the care home to divulge the care records to them ... and they'd pass them on to you, as is your right???
     
  3. Poppyfields

    Poppyfields Registered User

    Sep 12, 2013
    68
    Yes, am in the process of doing just that.

    However, I would like to know how long a care home holds on to former resident's records/files - and do they have to abide by my request that the files are not destroyed, as I am pursuing this down the legal route?
     
  4. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,306
    Male
    North Manchester
  5. Poppyfields

    Poppyfields Registered User

    Sep 12, 2013
    68
    Nitram - many thanks
     

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