"Dementia and Leeds mental health/social services"
About: Leeds / Leeds Social Services Leeds Leeds Social Services Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Older people's mental health Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Older people's mental health LS15 8ZB
Posted by trebarwith (as ),
Recently diagnosed dementia of parent at the community mental health service, Leeds, after assessment by doctor.
No follow up appt made, no referral to memory clinic or support service, or advice offered to family.
Not told what stage of dementia.
As leaving consultation doctor decides to give drug.
Not received prescription until 3 months later.
Social worker decides re enablement route, this fails not enough support.
Mental health nurse required to follow up at intervals, no contact made with family, MHN follows up over phone, ( by now parent removed from own home in residential care )and increases dosage without seeing parent or family, relies on care workers assessment.
3 months on, 'best interests' put into residential care.
How does this happen?
Family not listened to, not asked, parent's own wishes to live in own home dismissed.
Social worker assessed parent as no capability.
Decisions removed from family.
Have no faith in system ruled by finances and a bullying culture.