'A sure sign of insanity is repeating the same behaviours over and over again and expecting a different outcome' - Einstein.
28 days to find them an alternative placement. Yep. The duty of care appears to fall back to us in the NHS to find somewhere else for everyones safety. They do this to speed up the process of getting them found somewhere else quickly when they don't want them anymore or they don't fit their cherry picking criteria anymore or can no longer fund themselves, or, or, or. Suits them to take them in the first place when the money's rolling in up to the point where they become hard work.
Agree with both posts above, this is what i see. Some of the homes are kinder than others, but they are all ruled by profit, no matter how much the care home staff may care, the managers are ruthlessly driven by profit. Minimum standards are too low and our money has been wasted by idiots. As soon as the private homes find they can't manage challenging behaviour they can serve the resident notice to quit or get them admitted onto a general ward and refuse to have them back, or as one home manager kept phoning me frantically this week saying 'i want him out of here by tomorrow'. What an actress though when she met with the family pretending to care about his best interests. All very sad.
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thanks Mags, going a bit dark wolf like, covert, undercover type of thingy.Been brewing for quite a while now. Yowl! Howl!
one of our staff once told a patient to 'sit down, you might fall over' to which i replied 'oh give her a chance to stand up first'.
Anonymous | 18-Jun-2013 6:05 pm Sadly sounds like most of the 16 care homes i visit. Mostly well intentioned but ............................................ same old, same old, not enough staff, not enough one to one individual meaningful activity, limited understanding.