Dad has nowhere suitable to go

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Jembobs, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. Jembobs

    Jembobs New member

    Jan 10, 2019
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    My dad has to leave his care home of 1.5 years in just one working day with nowhere suitable to go. I received an unfair eviction letter 28 days ago which we didn't get until after the manager announced it in the residents meeting to other relatives first! It all started the day I complained about how I was being treated differently for setting up a transparent WhatsApp group for a few relatives. My dad is fully funded by the CHC who have been a bit slow to respond to the initial eviction nearly 3 weeks ago. Dad has nowhere suitable to go as all the care homes that were suitable had no immediate vacancies and still don't 4 weeks later. He is very advanced with his Parksons and Dementia and I fear for his life if moved too far away (I have baby twins) from me his only relative caring for him. I have consulted avocate agencies, social services, several community care lawyers and my MP..... everyone, yet no one seems to be able to help. Care homes seem to be operating in the wild west. I am shocked no big organisation is taking up this cause with gusto - our elderly vulnerable who lack capacity need more protection as it is non-existent. In the 21st century why is to so easy to chuck a vulnerable 83 year old out of their 'care' home that at the end of their lives with nowhere to go? There are no checks and balances on care homes who make up reasons for an eviction with no evidence to support them. Revenge is sweet for the care home who wants an outstanding CQC - boot out the complainers. It's criminal we give our children and animals more rights and protection than our elderly dementia sufferers and the loved ones who care for them. Good guidance practice from the CQC is not enough to prevent poor management abusing the system and in turn our elderly loved ones. Maybe a petition to the government might help? the CMA and Which? are collating data but in a year no results or action... how and when do we stop this kind of abuse?
     
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  3. Palerider

    Palerider Registered User

    Aug 9, 2015
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    They can't evict him with nowhere to go, depsite the notice to quit as far as I am aware a court order is required to finally move him out. You also need to check if there has been a breach of contract on your part and what proof there is.

    I personally would pay a consultation fee with a solicitor who specialises in this and get some sound advice instead of clutching at straws. In the meantime you have time on your side
     
  4. Palerider

    Palerider Registered User

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  5. Palerider

    Palerider Registered User

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    #5 Palerider, Aug 17, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2019
    I was just thinking you need to cease using the What's App, how did the care home know what was said and by whom despite transparency?
     
  6. Kevinl

    Kevinl Registered User

    Aug 24, 2013
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    It actually isn't your problem, it's the CHC's problem and don't be afraid to tell them that.
    If they can't bring pressure on the care home to let him stay then it's for them to find somewhere that can meet his needs and if they can't do that within their budget then they'll have to increase their budget.
    I looked for weeks at a lot of homes but most turned my wife down without ever seeing her as she'd been sectioned for 6 months, was full mobile, still a bit aggressive and under 65, they just said no over the phone without ever seeing her once.
    In the end I told the social worker I'd stopped looking as the only places that would take her wanted £600 & £800 per week as a top up which I couldn't afford.
    Once I said Id' given up and wouldn't do anymore it took the social worker less than a week to get her in a home that had said they wouldn't take her because of her age,mobility and without a top up even thought their quoted rates are more than the LA rate but somehow the social worker made it possible in spite of all that, I don't know if they changed the budget or twisted the care home's arm somehow but it happened and over 3 years later I'm more than happy with the place.
    As I say it's their problem as much as it is yours as what can the home do, take to A&E and dump him there and make it the NHS's problem?
    K
     

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