1. katie1

    katie1 Registered User

    Aug 5, 2014
    122
    Kendal Cumbria
    When someone goes into a Nursing Home is there usually some sort of review after a few weeks of them 'settling in' attended by their key worker and senior member of staff to review care plans, activities, daily routine etc and so that family can ask questions etc? I know I can ask for this any time I just wondered if there is some sort of required regular or suggested system or something? I suppose all homes are different.
     
  2. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,499
    Female
    Near Southampton
    #2 Saffie, May 31, 2015
    Last edited: May 31, 2015
    My husband's home did have Careplan reviews every so often that I had to sign, maybe even annually, but I can't recall a settling in review.
    Teething problems were sorted as they came up.
    There were also monthly relatives and residents meetings with the manager when general matters were discussed and sometimes relatives would mention some grievance or other.
     
  3. Dustycat

    Dustycat Registered User

    Jul 14, 2014
    215
    North East
    We have review meetings about my Dad but we ALWAYS have to ask for one. They never suggest one to us. I would ask the manager what their policy is. X
     
  4. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

    Jul 26, 2014
    2,045
    Staffs
    My Mom, although having been in a NH for around 6 months, entered into permanent care in March. One month later the SW instigated a review with a CPN, senior Nurse of the NH, me and Mom. It lasted over an hour and very intensive.

    The SW said it was normal (for her LA anyway). Next one in 12 months time.
     
  5. Lulu

    Lulu Registered User

    Nov 28, 2004
    391
    In our case, katie, there were no reviews but staff did approach us if there was anything to tell. We also asked for information as and when we needed it and it was always given. Nothing formal though.
     
  6. Isabella41

    Isabella41 Registered User

    Feb 20, 2012
    901
    Northern Ireland
    I work in the NHS. To comply with nationally agreed standards there should be regular meetings. Some call them case reviews, others call them case planning or just care management meetings. It doesn't really matter what they are called they should happen on a regular basis. The purpose is to discusshow the person is doing, if there are any issues and if so what can be done. This is all documented and a copy goes to the family with another one in the person's file.
     
  7. Mannie

    Mannie Registered User

    Mar 13, 2014
    116
    Bracknell area
    You are right to be thinking that it is time for a review, I would ask for one, but maybe take some time to think through the agenda, and ask social worker Cpn for ideas about agenda items.

    I do not have someone in a care home but one thing I figured out is that if you feel the need for certain things to happen then when discussed , ask for them to be included in the written care plan, this then leaves everybody on no doubt about what you want and what they should do , and this document is a living document in that it can change and develop over time.

    Also if you have not completed a This is me type of document about your loved one, then this is a good thing to do, the carers will change over time and they will have something to refer to.

    Good luck
     
  8. sheila55

    sheila55 Registered User

    Feb 6, 2014
    52
    We had an initial review meeting after six weeks. After that we had a meeting to discuss Living Will etc. Now we have a review meeting every six months. Staff are very approachable so we can raise issues at any time. There are also open relatives get together style meetings held every three months. On top of all that the Care Home Manager holds a weekly? surgery hour where anyone can pop in to chat about concerns. I just assumed this was the norm. I find it very helpful to have this much involvement.
     
  9. SueShell

    SueShell Registered User

    Sep 13, 2012
    395
    Orpington
    My Mums nursing home have a review every month and I have to read and sign off her care plan as well every month.
     

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