Dangerous to himself, home staff and other residents

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by Marie Rose, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. Marie Rose

    Marie Rose Registered User

    Mar 5, 2017
    6
    My husband is in his 13th year of alzheimers. He has been in a good, specialist, dementia care home for nearly 2 years. The home manager feels she can no longer keep him there due to numerous incidents. She called in CMHT and they said that he did not meet the criteria to be sectioned. They are trying antipsychotics which are not working yet.
    Is there anywhere that can take him and keep him safe?
     
  2. Shedrech

    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

    Dec 15, 2012
    8,006
    Yorkshire
    hello Marie Rose
    what a worry for you - it may well be that the meds aren't working YET, as you say, but will gradually take effect
    it's good that the manager has called for support - do they or the manager have any suggestions?
    sorry not to have any specific ideas
    best wishes
     
  3. Callandergirl

    Callandergirl Registered User

    Apr 23, 2013
    96
    Hi Marie Rose, I'm in exactly the same situation as you are I' m afraid. My husband has been given 28 days notice to leave the home he is in because they say they can no longer meet his needs without giving a chance for a change in the timing of his meds to work. He is a wanderer and he's managed to get out of the building 3 times since Christmas. Where do you send someone which is secure.? Why in this day and age do we not have the facilities? I hope you have someone to support you. xx
     
  4. Marie Rose

    Marie Rose Registered User

    Mar 5, 2017
    6
    CMHT and the manager each think it's the other's responsibility. I practically had to referee the argument between them.
     
  5. Marie Rose

    Marie Rose Registered User

    Mar 5, 2017
    6
    So sorry you are in this horrible situation. Please keep in touch.
     
  6. Shedrech

    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

    Dec 15, 2012
    8,006
    Yorkshire
    Hi Marie Rose

    how ridiculous! so sorry they are not supporting you

    maybe call the AS helpline as they have a lot a of knowledge and may be able to offer something useful
    and contact AgeUK as I believe they have an advocacy service

    wish I could think of more :(
     
  7. Georgina63

    Georgina63 Registered User

    Aug 11, 2014
    954
    Hi Marie Rose,

    I'm so sorry to hear about the situation with your husband. My Dad has recently been exhibiting violent\aggressive behaviour and at one point there was a suggestion that the CH may not be able to cope if it continued. It is very distressing to learn this. He is on anti-psychotic medication and this is being monitored.

    Will there be an ongoing review of your husband's medication? Might there be alternative medication that might work better? At the time of the first incident, I contacted Dad's old Occupational Therapist and a contact at the local Alzheimer's Society. Both were very helpful in understanding what the options might be and I am also now in touch with the CPN who is visiting Dad regularly to help monitor.

    I do hope a solution can be found. Take care, Georgina x
     

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