Don't know why I've been away

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by Trisha4, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. Trisha4

    Trisha4 Registered User

    Jan 16, 2014
    2,440
    Yorkshire
    Since we went to China in April I have found it hard to return to TP but I don't know why. I was a daily user. Today I felt the need to reconnect with all the lovely people on here. I hope that's ok.


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  2. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    13,540
    Ireland
    Welcome back Trisha! My guinness! You have lots of catching up to do! :D:D

    How are things with you?

    And we want to hear all about your trip to China!
     
  3. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,346
    Merseyside
    Welcome back Trisha :)
     
  4. truth24

    truth24 Registered User

    Oct 13, 2013
    5,725
    North Somerset
    Look forward to hearing of your adventures.
     
  5. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,320
    Female
    East Kent
    Welcome back. Please don't worry about taking time out whenever you need to.
    Many of us, me included need time out from time to time .
    I hope things are ok with you.
     
  6. juniepoonie

    juniepoonie Registered User

    Jun 11, 2013
    727
    essex
    can i have your opinion please

    hello everyone, i need to knowwhat you think about the fact that my B I L peter hasnt had his toenails cut since october. As you may be aware my sister visited everyday but passed away last august an we took over as petes POA. anyway we had 1 bill for chiropody and havnt had one since so assumed that the nursing home did his nails. i just mentioned we hadnt had any chiropody bills an ask when the last time pete had had his nails done. i was shocked to be told october. i spoke to the new manager an ask for petye to have chiropodist every 6weeks in future as she told me staff dont touch feet. surely when pete is bathed some one should have noticed.it just makes me soooo angry that his feet havent been tended to.im on it now but wondered what you think about this. hope your all enjoying the summer weather. love juniepoonie xx
     
  7. esmeralda

    esmeralda Registered User

    Nov 27, 2014
    3,072
    Devon
    It does seem out of order that no one has noticed this juniepoonie. Are you happy with the level of care otherwise? It may be an idea for you to start your own thread on this subject as there are bound to be others who have had similar experiences and could offer advice.

    Good to see you back Trisha. Hope you had a lovely holiday - any photos?
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  8. truth24

    truth24 Registered User

    Oct 13, 2013
    5,725
    North Somerset
    That sounds bad. Know my OH's CH have a rota and often see the chiropodist when I visit. Staff should have reported it even if they don't do it themselves. I do his finger nails but know that his carers will if I don't but take pleasure in still doing things for him. He has his hair cut regularly too and I get billed quarterly for both. It amazed me the other day when the hairdresser told me she wasn't needed so often these days as a lot of resident's families wouldn't pay for the cuts - £8 for a man's every 6 weeks!!!
     
  9. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    13,540
    Ireland
    But Verity, all those extras add up. And sometimes there isn't a "family " to pay for them, there's just a spouse, like me, struggling on the very little left to live on! All the extras are not taken into account when assessing the costs of the nursing home. I pay extra for William's chiropody, about every eight to ten weeks, but I cut his hair myself. I always did, throughout our marriage. I consider myself very fortunate that the nursing home he's in have things like physio included, as well as a wide range of activities. Other nursing homes charge extra for activities, physio, chiropodist, hairdressers, etc.
     
  10. truth24

    truth24 Registered User

    Oct 13, 2013
    5,725
    North Somerset
    Sorry, LadyA. I often open my mouth before brain is engaged. Apologies if I have upset anyone by my thoughtless comment.
     
  11. Trisha4

    Trisha4 Registered User

    Jan 16, 2014
    2,440
    Yorkshire
    Thank you for your warm welcome back and your understanding. China was wonderful. Saga was excellent to go with, and a great group. Mick's Alzheimer's is progressing inevitably. Although we haven't sold our house which has been on the market since February, I have bought the new build bungalow I found in January and we complete this Friday all being well.
    How is everybody?


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