Parks homes for the retired / elderly

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by abby, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. abby

    abby Registered User

    Dec 19, 2006
    182
    West Country
    Hi

    I just wondered if anyone has any experience / knowledge of these homes...good or bad.....

    Abby
     
  2. Amy

    Amy Registered User

    Jan 4, 2006
    3,453
    Responses to this by PM please - we do not wish to compromise TP by it being seen to support or otherwise any particular company.
    Thank you.
    Helen
     
  3. abby

    abby Registered User

    Dec 19, 2006
    182
    West Country
    opps...:rolleyes: I apologise...I didn't realise...am happy to delete mods...very sorry
     
  4. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    #4 Margarita, Dec 23, 2006
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2006
  5. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    No need to delete, but it really is a difficult area, and very subjective. No two homes - even under the same company - will be the same, and they will also change over time as the residents come and go, and as staff come and go as well.

    If we post something - good or bad - on TP about any homes, then the post stands always, and someone at a time in the future may be misled. Also, everyone has a different relative with a different version of the condition, and also different circumstances, different expectations, and different PCTs in the areas. Just too big a mix!

    So, best if responses to specific questions about brands of care home are addressed via PMs.
     
  6. Amy

    Amy Registered User

    Jan 4, 2006
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    Just what I was trying to say Bruce - never could get enough words in the essays I used to have to write!
    Helen
     
  7. abby

    abby Registered User

    Dec 19, 2006
    182
    West Country
    Oh my word.......I only asked a question.....:( and apologised for it being wrong......maybe I best leave
     
  8. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Hi Helen

    Nina says to me "Bruce, stop rabbitting on and get to the point"... I do go on a bit.... your response was absolutely great, and timely too.

    Abby
    I hope someone on TP can PM you with information that will help you. Sorry, but I can's as I don't know the company concerned.
     
  9. abby

    abby Registered User

    Dec 19, 2006
    182
    West Country
    Thank you Brucie...

    I really hope so too.....! And would be grateful.......

    Abby
    x
     
  10. cynron

    cynron Registered User

    Sep 26, 2005
    429
    east sussex
    Abby dont be so touchy we all understand each other on here and you will find a lot of support. please dont leave us:D

    Cynron x x
     
  11. abby

    abby Registered User

    Dec 19, 2006
    182
    West Country
    Cynron..

    Thanks for your reply....;) but I am not being touchy......just a newbie...who has bared my family's souls....not being a drama queen or expecting anything, nor do I need to unravel possible cryptic comments.....I get that from dad every day.......I don't know the personalities on here but just spoke openly and honestly.... that's all.....:(
     
  12. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    and so say all of us xx :D
     
  13. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,439
    Can I just ask for a clarification? Are we asking about a specific company (which I agree would be appropriate for PMing) or are we talking about a type of house (isn't this what "mobile homes' are called in the UK? I'm sure that's what estate agents call them.

    Jennifer
     
  14. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    Hi Jenniferpa
    you are correct,park homes is the general term for static homes as opposed to caravans.
    There is a firm of that name,in the Midlands ,I think.
    If I find it I will PM Abby.
    Norman
     
  15. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,439
    Well, if we're talking about static homes in general, then surely that's an appropriate thing to discuss on the boards? It's just like discussing the pros and cons of flats, nursing homes, bungalows and the like.

    Jennifer
     
  16. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    5,379
    NW England
    Ooooh errr.....

    Did I miss something? Have we gone all formal all of a sudden???? :confused:

    TF
     
  17. Amy

    Amy Registered User

    Jan 4, 2006
    3,453
    Hiya Abby,
    Sorry, I was joking with Bruce - didn't mean anything untoward by it. Maybe I'd better start using smileys instead of exclamation marks, so people don't think I'm getting cross;) :confused: :) :eek: Not certain which one to use though.:D Abby, you're doing great - you'll soon get to know the personalities, just give yourself , and us, time.:)
    Love Helen
     
  18. Amy

    Amy Registered User

    Jan 4, 2006
    3,453
    OK, OK Karen, so I had my school maam hat on when I posted the reply;) - to tell you the truth, I had this feeling that we were trying not to openly discuss particular companies, but I wasn't really certain what I was doing (OK, what's new?) I think I'll just quietly crawl away from this thread, and cry into a drink:eek: (any excuse)
    This has all been said 'tongue in cheek':p
    Love Helen
     
  19. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    5,379
    NW England
    Amy ....

    Don't quite remember that Alice Cooper Christmas song (someone will remind me) but you know that one... 'School's Out' .... now put that Curriculum planning away and chill!!!! (Otherwise I'm gonna tell Santa on you ..... and you know what a playground fight that can start...!!!! ;)

    Karen, x :)
     
  20. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,439
    Christmas song? CHristmas song?

    I believe the lyrics go School's Out for Summer!

    So, only 6 months late (or early, depending on when you're a full glass/half glass kind of person).

    Jennifer
     

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