Chc question. Are we entitled???

Discussion in 'End of life care' started by Gg2, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. Gg2

    Gg2 Registered User

    Jul 19, 2014
    81
    My father hasn't been assessed since July 2014 when it was decided he needed to go into 24 hour care. He was granted the £110 nursing benefit.

    Since then he has deteriorated rapidly.
    He needs assistance with eating and often tries to eat the spoon, blankets etc
    He can't communicate at all
    He is aggressive -has hit other residents and is difficult for staff to dress etc
    He cannot put any weight on his legs
    He has lost around 3 to 4 stone
    He is now having his food blended
    He won't take medication

    I've asked the home to reassess him which they have done and was told it would be a few weeks before they came out to see him.

    Does it sound like we might be entitled? Will this get backdated??


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  2. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,272
    Male
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    You best chance is to make sure everything is documented for use as evidence.

    Make doubly sure that any events relating to 'He is aggressive...' are fully and clearly recorded.
     
  3. Gg2

    Gg2 Registered User

    Jul 19, 2014
    81
    I've had a letter to say they are assessing him on 17th July and I should try to attend. I need to try and get time off work for it.


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  4. CeliaW

    CeliaW Registered User

    Jan 29, 2009
    5,653
    Hampshire
    Gg2 - this might be useful if work is a problem for time off: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/social...for-carers-flexible-working-unpaid-leave.aspx

    Fair way down the page in the section "What counts as an emergency" - I would hope that " When you need to make arrangements for the long-term care of someone you're looking after who is ill or injured (but this does not include giving them long-term care yourself)." - would include such an important meeting. (my bolding)

    Good luck.
     
  5. Dustycat

    Dustycat Registered User

    Jul 14, 2014
    220
    North East
    If he's deteriorating they can fast track it too. X
     
  6. Gg2

    Gg2 Registered User

    Jul 19, 2014
    81
    Thank you for your help


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