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Stanley, that was the strange thing about Pete being awarded CHC within the hour. That was DEC 2013 and I wasn't told that Pete was approaching the end of life stage until May 18th 2014. I've no idea why it didn't go to the panel stage and end of life wasn't mentioned in the notes I was sent.It would be helpful if anyone who has experience/knowledge of the the 'fast-track' CHC could post about the possible reasons why someone whose partner has been told he is approaching the end of life stage has been refused fast-track.
I don't know whether the argument will "work" ... though it SHOULD. Anyone who wants to adapt it for their own purposes is welcome to do so!it’s only possible to show the true significance and interactions of X’s ongoing long-term medical / nursing needs, state and behaviour when these are considered over enough time and within the very different environments of family home, hospital and nursing home. NH are able to “well-manage” X’s needs in ways that are not possible outside a good nursing home ... It’s much easier for the DST Panel to realise the true level of X's needs - and the skill shown by NH in managing them - when they have the comparative data to hand showing how X fared in environments not specifically designed to support patients with her range of health conditions.
I'm sorry that your Mum is being considered for CHC 2jays. I know that statement may seem a bit odd to many who apply and don't get the funding, but I must say that when Pete was given CHC Funding I felt really, really sad because it was almost like we had reached the point of no return. A stupid feeling really because there isn't ever any come back from dementia. The most we can hope for is that CHC opens up the possibility of more care on a personal level for our loved ones-and that can't be bad.Thank goodness for this thread.
I now in a position of needing to know more about CHC. Mums care home suggested today that we should apply, in fact they have already put the wheels in motion.....
For them to say mums needs CHC has been a bit of a shock, to say the least. I've thought about claiming, in the future, so it never occurred to me mum was at that stage yet.....
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2jays, don't get me wrong I was relieved that Pete no longer had to pay -he had been self funding but was about to go to LA funding. However, the really big benefit of CHC Funding was that Pete could stay at his lovely CH. The Manager hadn't said anything BUT I could see they were all struggling with Pete-even though the ratio of 1 Carer to 3 residents was really good. CHC paid for 1 to 1 care and it took the pressure off the CH staff as well as benefiting Pete. Do you think your Mum would be able to stay where she is if she gets CHC and something like 1 to 1 is available?Thank you Lyn. I must admit my first thought was good, no more paying out silly money for a while.... Then the words registered for what they meant
I was assured that the care home would do everything possible so that mum didn't need to move into full nursing care, but it's now a very strong possibility that mum may have to move care home as her needs have, and keep, changing dramatically. Almost daily without any "bounce back", just a fast continual down turn.
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That's the impression I got from the manager yesterday. If mum gets CHC she could definitely stay.Do you think your Mum would be able to stay where she is if she gets CHC and something like 1 to 1 is available?
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I can't believe that a self-funder being in the care home of their choice and paying for the nursing that they need could be thought to be deliberately deprivating their assets 2Jays.Then the thought is, if I do that, I guess that would be considered deprecation of assets as another care home could be a cheaper option.
Nor do I really, but once the money runs out, who knows what the LA will say at that timeI can't believe that a self-funder being in the care home of their choice and paying for the nursing that they need could be thought to be deliberately deprivating their assets 2Jays.
Hi 2jays,Nor do I really, but once the money runs out, who knows what the LA will say at that time
Yes. If his cognition is so poor that an A rating is appropriate that's what your Dad should have got.although he has no cognition he is not at risk of harm or neglect because he is in a NH.Is this a case of a 'managed need' still being a need?