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Fathers care costs potentially 5k a week

TheWong

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My father is currently in a nursing home, due to his ongoing violence and difficult behaviour he has a 1 to 1 carer 24 hours a day.

He had his CHC assessment a week and a half ago and due to be being medium risk in other categories apart from behaviour it looks like it will be declined. This means that once the decision is made he will be paying 5k a week, 1500 for the nursing home and 3500 for the 1 to 1 care.

My question is basically has anyone else experienced this as frankly I'm a little bit blown away?
 

nitram

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Instead of being sectioned your farther can be admitted to a psychiatric unit as a voluntary patient, he would have to have cognition and appreciate that he needs specialist treatment.
 

canary

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I have read an awful lot of posts recently about people with dementia in care/nursing homes who are demanding 1-1 24/7 care, at huge extra cost. It seems to be happening simply because the home cannot meet the person with dementias needs.

I think that sectioning would be a good idea - then he would be in an environment that would be able to meet his needs and the staff would be able to assess him and optimise his meds to try and control this aggression. They would also help with placement in a home that would truly be able to cope with him.
 

TheWong

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Thanks for the answers, realistically no one is going to section him and he is not going to voluntarily go into a psychiatric unit.

In the whole of Surrey this was the only home that could take him and if i explained what he gets up to it would be clear a 1 to 1 is needed. I just wondered if anyone else had paid this level of costs.
 

update2020

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Thanks for the answers, realistically no one is going to section him and he is not going to voluntarily go into a psychiatric unit.

In the whole of Surrey this was the only home that could take him and if i explained what he gets up to it would be clear a 1 to 1 is needed. I just wondered if anyone else had paid this level of costs.
Perhaps you don't want to say but why won't anyone section him?
 

TheWong

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Well he's been assessed by a psychiatrist, a couple of mental health nurses and at least 2 Drs and he's sitting in a care home so it seems unlikely.
 

Felixcat1

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This sounds to me as though the home don’t really want to take him so have made up an extortionate fee. Somebody would be making an awful lot by charging that amount and I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be the carers looking after your dad. Perhaps ask to see the breakdown of costs so you can see why they are charging so much.
 

TheWong

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Their breakdown is actually ok, 1500 base cost for the nursing home then 20x24x7=3360 for 1 to 1 (from an outside agency as it has to be a male)
 

TheWong

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The thing is the moneys gone, with his property and savings he has a year and a half of care then the government will have to take over. I was just interested if anyone else had had to pay this much.
 

update2020

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Their breakdown is actually ok, 1500 base cost for the nursing home then 20x24x7=3360 for 1 to 1 (from an outside agency as it has to be a male)
The thing is the moneys gone, with his property and savings he has a year and a half of care then the government will have to take over. I was just interested if anyone else had had to pay this much.
No - we didn’t pay that much.