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Postby CraftsbyCarolyn » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:36 pm

We may need a local care home, just wondered if anyone had any experiences, or pitfalls to look out for?

Looking for one that would be easy to get to by bus as well.
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Re: Care homes

Postby mickmc » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:24 am

The one that is due to be built in Ampthill is already two years late - unless they have binned the idea and I was not aware ?
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Re: Care homes

Postby oceanbreeze » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:20 pm

Sadly Carolyn I think --but not entirely sure--the idea was 'binned'
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Re: Care homes

Postby RegChihuahua » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:19 pm

Isn't that what the old police station is due to become ?
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Re: Care homes

Postby CraftsbyCarolyn » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:26 am

I think that is more like retirement flats, so no care.

We went and looked at one in WIlsted today, that is in fact in the middle of the Wixhams now, but at one point would have just been off the A6.
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Re: Care homes

Postby louise » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:47 am

Hi
I've just retired from 15 years of senior management in care homes. If you want to send me a DM I'm happy to chat about what I would look for. Louise
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Re: Care homes

Postby mickmc » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:55 am

My late father in law was in a home in Bedford and it seemed fine to start with but eventually it turned out to be awful - they were not caring for him at all and he would spend hours on his own and at one point had money stolen from his room. We looked for other places but by the time we were satisfied it was too late. We have since read that the home failed it's spot check - no surprise to us. All that and he was paying £1800 a month for the privilege ! So do your homework extremely carefully - good luck !
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Re: Care homes

Postby CraftsbyCarolyn » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:56 pm

The home we are using in Taunton appear to be leaving her on her own all day, they say it is her choice. I feel that is likely, but think they need to be more proactive or even forceful.
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Re: Care homes

Postby louise » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:22 pm

If your unhappy with anything Carolyn, please do ask for a care review with the home manager or their Deputy. Staff can’t be forceful about making residents participate in activities, but working with families they can become much better informed about what would tempt a resident to engage. And be more persistent. Most homes are rated at least Good by Cqc, but in my experience most are much better than that.
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Re: Care homes

Postby CraftsbyCarolyn » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:02 pm

She has only just arrived in the care home, so we will try and review but so hard when so far away. I am sure we need to move her closer to us, and that way we can deal with the extras, like Drs and hospital visits, along with incidental shopping.


Will pm you as would value some things to look out for.
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