YesterdayI gained a much clearer understanding why Maureen’s experience in Ladysmith Road Care Home was so traumatic:
- The local CCG have changed where they commission beds for Respite Care.
- Ladysmith Road Care Home are not allowed to move residents from the Orchid Suite to a more suitable location.
- Care Homes are being encouraged to reduce admissions to A & E.
If had known respite care was going to result in Maureen being placed in an environment that was far from person-centred I would have chosen to tough it out. My respite has been counterproductive leading to further stress and exhaustion.
Following my meeting with the Manager of the Home Treatment Team I now understand that the Best Interest Meeting is an opportunity to determine a positive way forward. I believe there is now a genuine understanding of the need for a fundamental change in the approach to supporting us on this unforgiving journey.