Which care homes take people with behavioural issues?

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Daisy Duck, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Daisy Duck

    Daisy Duck Registered User

    Sep 13, 2013
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    Now that the term 'EMI' is no longer being used, how do I know which care homes will take someone with behavioural issues? I seem to be wasting a lot of time visiting homes which advertise themselves as specialising in dementia, only to later discover that they won't take someone in the aggressive phase. So how do I know which care homes to approach? And why are they picking and choosing anyway?
     
  2. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
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    North Manchester
    This >>>SEARCH<<< may help.

    I've set it to 'challenging behaviour' but you can change this to a different filter, you can also specify a country.

    In theory the LA should provide you with a list of suitable homes even if you are self funding but I would not count on this being very useful.
     
  3. Daisy Duck

    Daisy Duck Registered User

    Sep 13, 2013
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    Thanks so much for this, Nitram. It's exactly what I need!
     
  4. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,272
    Male
    North Manchester
    Just realised that View|As map is a better setting.
    Use scroll wheel to magnify and you will get location markers that you can click on.
     
  5. jaymor

    jaymor Volunteer Moderator

    Jul 14, 2006
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    #5 jaymor, Dec 18, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2015
    When I was looking for a nursing home that could deal with challenging behaviour I found quite a few. After visiting two that did take challenging behaviour but it was infact for adults with learning difficulties, though this was not mentioned on their site. I then started to telephone the others before putting them on my list and avoiding wasting valuable time.

    I found just two homes in our county that accepted challenging behaviour caused by dementia. Luckily one was just 10 minutes drive away from our home and is an exceptionally good nursing home.
     

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