Saturday, 16 March 2013

Real life ... seems to be getting a bit better

The situation regarding my father seems to moving towards a temporary resolution. The charity-run nursing home we hope to place him in is processing his application as a special case, but the trustees will not be able to make a decision to approve it or not for at least two weeks. In the meantime the hospital needs to discharge my father as soon as possible, if only to avoid him catching any infections from other patients.

After discussions with the hospital - and with their help - it looks as if my father will be discharged into an interim care facility that it is near to the hospital. This is part of a nursing home, and it has been specifically set up to handle cases like my father's (i.e. it is for people who need access to nursing care whilst awaiting a permanent placement elsewhere). The nursing home has an excellent reputation, and passed its recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection with flying colours.

This interim care placement will give us the breathing space we desperately need, and will ensure that my father gets the best care possible whilst we await a decision by the charity's trustees.

8 comments:

  1. That must be a bit of a relief. Best wishes to you and yours Bob.

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  2. That's good news. Should give you more time to find a more permanent solution.

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  3. Hi Bob,

    You must be so relieved at this turn of events and the respite it will afford you will be worth its weight in gold!

    All the best,

    DC

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  4. Pat G,

    Thanks very much for your best wishes. They are much appreciated.

    I had not realised how much worrying about my father's future was dominating my life until this happened ... and the feeling of relief was palpable.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. Ross Mac,

    It is excellent news ... and it has already given us time to identify several alternative nursing homes for my father to move to permanently if the place at the charity-run home falls through.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  6. David Crook,

    The return to relative normality has already begun to make itself felt, and both my wife and I spent today doing 'normal' things ... for a change!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  7. Michael Peterson,

    Many thanks for your kind words and support. I finally feel like we are getting somewhere!

    All the best,,

    Bob

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