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UK MNer with experience of choosing social care for a relative? Complete this survey for CQC - chance to win £100 Love2Shop voucher.

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RebeccaEMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 18-Jul-16 14:39:53

We have been asked by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to find out your thoughts on choosing care for a relative.

This survey is open to all Mumsnetters who have experienced the process of choosing social care for an adult. Please click here to complete the survey.

All who complete this survey will be entered into a prize draw where one Mumsnetter will win a £100 Love2Shop voucher.

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw.


BeyondBeyondBeyondBeyondBeyond Wed 20-Jul-16 19:28:43

I was gonna fill it in as I have attempted to find social care for myself, back before DH took on the role f/t. There are no options for seeking it for yourself though?

Do you only want people who have done it for someone else, or is there a way to amend the responses so I can complete it?

ThemisA Thu 21-Jul-16 06:55:00

All done!

iseenodust Thu 21-Jul-16 10:08:43

The section on homecare would be better if included point about consistent staff visiting the client in their own home. MIL used to receive morning and evening visits and it was rarely the same person twice which when elderly, confused & feeling vulnerable (help getting bathed/dressed etc) is poor. Rotas/holidays etc of course play a part but there could be a small core team of regulars.

glennamy Thu 21-Jul-16 11:19:19

A wonderful book that promotes love, laughter and play within the family... I would recommend it to anyone!

mo3733 Thu 21-Jul-16 16:07:36

i think guilt plays a major part in decisions on close family members but I think its ok to consider homes because it would be too much strain on all family members to take in frail elderly family.

Penfold007 Sat 23-Jul-16 07:24:41

Finding a suitable care package for a disabled elderly person is nigh on impossible. Everything is geared towards dementia.

cookie09 Sat 23-Jul-16 13:47:16

Choosing care is quite a stressful experience for all involved. I feel with the media showing all the bad sides of it in the newspapers and on the TV it makes you dubious as to where/who you are going to choose, and if your loved one will be safe and looked after correctly. I also feel that its best to have consistency within the care with the same carer for the client so they get used to being around that person and build trust. Its a difficult subject this.

sarahb8708 Sun 24-Jul-16 22:44:54

My sister and I had to find care for my dad who had severe early onset alzheimers, it was a horrible experience and very difficult trying to find a unit that could cope with his needs. There was no where we found that we were truly happy with and he only lasted 8 weeks after moving in. Xxx

100milesanhour Tue 26-Jul-16 22:08:10

I had a hand in helping find care for my elderly grandmother.

She's vegetarian and has so far been fed chicken sandwiches and left with mince and potatoes for tea.

Carers have been told she's vegetarian yet twice have fed her meat. As she's 88 and has little to no short term memory, she ate it and then said she was hungry and had to eat it, she's very frail and can't get around the house easily let alone cook herself a meal which is why we took the care package when she came out of hospital.

I can't blame the carers as they are only doing their jobs and wernt relayed the vegetarian diet message. They are lovely and friendly but someone on management has failed my grandparent not once, but twice now in regards to her vegetarian diet.

Devilishpyjamas Sun 31-Jul-16 09:31:34

I have had to choose full time care for an adult child. Doesn't seem to be an option.

Devilishpyjamas Sun 31-Jul-16 09:31:54

In the survey I mean. There are a lot of us in that situatuon!

Devilishpyjamas Sun 31-Jul-16 09:37:54

Oh well I have filled it in anyway, although the phrasing of the questions didn't always reflect what you look for with a young adult with severe learning disabilities.

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