Feeding mum

Discussion in 'End of life care' started by jelba, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. jelba

    jelba Registered User

    Aug 1, 2012
    181
    Huddersfield
    Been told that we can no longer feed my mum any food unless the carers do it is this wrong as they dont give enough time and effort in doing it
     
  2. PeggySmith

    PeggySmith Registered User

    Apr 16, 2012
    1,683
    BANES
    MIL in Nursing Home. Staff very glad if we go in and feed her. Ask why you're not allowed.
     
  3. cragmaid

    cragmaid Registered User

    Oct 18, 2010
    7,942
    North East England
    Who has told you this? Ask for more help and information.
     
  4. jelba

    jelba Registered User

    Aug 1, 2012
    181
    Huddersfield
    Told there insuarance does not cover family or agencey carers feeding residents only fully trained care uk carers can give them food and drink thats out of order being doing it for the last two years now if I bring food in or my mum I have the right to feed it to her
     
  5. Jessbow

    Jessbow Registered User

    How often do you go and feed her? Is she on a special diet?

    It sound to me like there has been a scare with someone choking on something.
     
  6. Timeout

    Timeout Registered User

    Feb 10, 2012
    204
    It may be worth remembering this rule if you ever apply for CHC. It's a point to prove that your loved one requires specialist help to eat....can you tell I'm annoyed at the system....:(
     
  7. Babymare01

    Babymare01 Registered User

    Apr 22, 2015
    308
    Hello Jelba - gosh I find you post shocking. I go in at lunch time to feed my mum. As daft as it sounds I find it comforting as it feels like I am helping my mum like she has always helped me. The staff at mums NH never once said no and actually encourage it. I personally would be both upset and angry if I was told I couldnt xx
     
  8. jelba

    jelba Registered User

    Aug 1, 2012
    181
    Huddersfield
    Can feed her but got to sigh a document saying if we feed her food and she chokes we are responsable for that action and not the care home but if she is very sleepy then no one can feed her
     
  9. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    70,105
    Kent
    They are covering their backs then. There must have been an incident.
     
  10. Jessbow

    Jessbow Registered User

    #10 Jessbow, Dec 2, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2016
    Sounds fair enough. Sign the paper, and feed her with care.
    It does sound like there is an issue somewhere and they a tightening up on 'who and what''.

    I asked before- Is she on a special diet? If you are taking food in from outside make sure its spot on appropriate- I am sure people take in totally inapropriate thing sometimes, but to lack of understanding, so as long as what you take is appropriate , and stored correctly there shouldn't be an issue.
     
  11. jelba

    jelba Registered User

    Aug 1, 2012
    181
    Huddersfield
    She on a puree diet only bring in mouses and milk shakes and use thickner for drinks as well which sometimes the carers forget about themselves
     
  12. Red66

    Red66 Registered User

    Feb 29, 2016
    363
    My Dad was in a care UK home in Liverpool. Sounds like there has been an incident as some else mentioned, we didn't need to sign any forms. They were glad of the help!
     

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