I wasn’t there, I’m struggling to get more time off work as there’s been so many meetings / cancelled meetings its burned through all my annual leave and goodwill with my manager.
My Mum was there but if it was anything like the first review I doubt she would have followed much of what was being said.
I’ve been sent a copy of this outcome but I’ve never had a copy of the original outcome. I only know they’ve changed some of the gradings because they have what they were last time in the document for this time round.
What’s the process with the appeal, if an appeal goes in does it ‘stop the clock’ so to speak? Just thinking that nothing seems to happen fast. He went into the care home, and we were not given any other option by the hospital, at the start of February 2022 and didn’t have an initial assessment until November 2022 and then a review at the start of June 2022 for which they only sent the decision this weekend. If an appeal process takes weeks or even months what happens in the interim?
Even if we weren’t appealing doesn’t it next of to the council for a means test, I can’t imagine from any of my dealings with them that would be completed in 3 weeks.
Quick summary of the changes:
They’ve downgraded nutrition from High to Low based on the fact he’s stopped losing weight but he is still at a low weight, far lower than when he went in.
Falls has gone from High to Moderate which I don’t understand as there is zero chance he could support himself.
Mobility has been changed from High to Moderate despite the notes from the last review meeting saying “High need: There are no significant changes in care needs for this domain.”
Psychological has moved from Low to Moderate but says he is not prescribed medication when he is currently on antidepressants.
Cognition is severe on the original assessment, severe on the review but high on the decision. Frankly his cognition is significantly worse now then when they original assessment was carried out. It also says he recognises family members which is not correct. More often than not he recognises my Mum, with me its 50/50 at best.
Behaviour has increased from moderate to high as he is now absive to staff, throws things etc
Medication has changed from low to high but doesn’t mention that he sometimes has to be given medication to calm him down which can only be given by the nurse so therefore needs that level of care to be available 24/7