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Topic: Feedback from Feb Chat on Transitions
2015-03-05 12:02:26
Sharon Osvald Posts: 120
Joined: 0000-00-00
Submitted by Email from Lived Experience Network Member, Janine:
How transitions can be improved. If you wouldn't mind adding my 'two cents' I would appreciate it. Firstly, dementia has to be moved up on the priority list to get into Long Term Care. I found that the CCAC was only concerned if dad had broken bones - didn't matter about his brain. Secondly, the choice of nursing home matters. The first choice of nursing home should be a priority as any/all changes affect the person with dementia (& probably all older people) I have found that there are so many people that have been placed in different homes and when their first choice of home becomes available the family does not want to move them because they are worried about the move. This fact impacts everyone as all of these people that have been placed in a home waiting to get into their first-choice homes never get there because every move is too stressful. The "Crisis" list should be re-thought. Look at who is in the First-Choice Home & see if there is someone there that has requested another home as their first choice - move them and then place the 'crisis' person in their first-choice home. Nursing Homes need more training in dementia care. They need more staff. I have found if my father is kept busy all day and early evening he is much more alert, happier and sleeps better. (this info might be for another topic so I won't get into it now :) )

2015-03-05 12:02:26