You would think that, in the matter of patient’s property pertaining to communication and recognition such as aids to sight and hearing, greater care would be taken that these items are not lost or mislaid or damaged...
Such items are extensions, enhancements, the accoutrements necessary for the patient’s everyday sensory perception of the world.
In this year, the year of Dave Cameron's Dementia CQUIN, this is Talking Point on the Alzheimer's Society website -
|… nice collection of #glasses/#spectacles on #EMIresidential#care|
home #mantelpiece …
Yesterday 11:04 AM
Doctor’s medical certificate – Coroners office
Mother after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s over 15 years ago type dementia recently passed away.
Doctor’s medical certificate says Cardio Vascular Accident CVA with Alzheimer’s.
I do not agree with this, and asked coroners office to investigate, however corners office say the will not take any action.
My mothers Cardio Vascular Accident CVA issues started when in residential care, I believe through drugs used. Did ask a doctor on a number of times for a consultants review, but was refused.
But the end was I believe was due to the Liverpool Care Pathway type which I was not consulted on, dehydration and food intake has been an issue, from my observations because of the pour skills in the care staff I believe, i.e. wrong position to swallow, to many cushions and low down in the bed to be able to swallow.
But main question, anybody know what to do if coroners is satisfied that no investigation is required, what /who can I go to next?
Further reading -
Liverpool Care Pathway - The Dementia CQUIN
"Eighty per cent of people living in care homes – more than ever thought before - have either dementia or severe memory problems."
"Often as a result of admission to a care home or hospitalisation dementia can sometimes advance extremely fast."