"Elderly Fathers Care Provision"
About: Crosshouse Hospital / General Medicine Crosshouse Hospital General Medicine KA2 0BE East Ayrshire Council East Ayrshire Council Kilmarnock KA3 7BU HRM Homecare Services Ltd HRM Homecare Services Ltd Kilmarnock KA3 7BP www.hrmhomecare.co.uk
Posted by Teddybear (as ),
My 85 year old father has been receiving care for the past two years at home. He now has carers coming in four times per day, including a bedtime visit. In December 2014 he had to spend some time in hospital and as part of his care package he was to have an assessment by occupational therapy regarding any further needs, including showering facilities. He was discharged from hospital, with a catheter, just before christmas and I contacted OT on 5 January to be told he was on a list.
I have been in contact with his doctor, Social Work and Occupational Therapy Departments to no avail. The OT contacted me at the beginning of this week to say that he is still on the list for a visit but they cannot tell me when he will receive this visit. He is presently back in hospital as he has a chest infection and other medical problems and my concern is he will still not be receiving the quality of care he requires. He is not very mobile, suffering from paggets disease, arthritis and recently was diagnosed with borderline dementia.