Husband's assessment

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Reds, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Reds

    Reds Registered User

    Sep 5, 2011
    540
    Hertfordshire
    Hi there!

    Is it right that a social worker during an assessment tells my husband that his illness will get worse!!! I think not!

    Reds
     
  2. nae sporran

    nae sporran Volunteer Host

    Oct 29, 2014
    5,717
    Male
    Bristol
    I'm sorry you got a social worker with the diplomatic skills and discretion of an elephant, Reds. That is so annoying and, from your post, I feel distressing for you both.
     
  3. Reds

    Reds Registered User

    Sep 5, 2011
    540
    Hertfordshire
    Ha! Thank you! x

    Not sure why she came either, I told her there was no financial change when she rang and the assessment made no difference which is what I said in the first place! I have no faith left in social services, they are not user friendly.
     
  4. Amethyst59

    Amethyst59 Registered User

    Jul 3, 2017
    5,738
    Female
    Kent
    We expect more from professionals, don’t we? Unfortunately we are very often disappointed. It does seem that simple compassion would rule, but often people seem to speak or act without considering the consequences.
     
  5. sixy74

    sixy74 Registered User

    Jul 4, 2018
    101
    Hi
    I totally understand your frustration, we faced a similar situation ourselves last week.
    Dad had been in hospital for 3 weeks and was then transferred to a care home for 28 days, we convinced him he was going to convalescence as that was a word he would accept, only for a SW to walk in and say hello do you realise where you are and why you are here
    In my head I was screaming no he doesn’t and I am glad he doesn’t
     
  6. nellbelles

    nellbelles Volunteer Host

    Nov 6, 2008
    8,330
    leicester
    My husband had a CPN who told him that he had Alzheimers and that it was a terminal illness
    Some people are born stupid
     

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