Hi all, could I please ask some advice from those of you knowledgeable of the CHC process please?
We applied last November, and dad didn't even trigger an assessment. Since then, he's worsened considerably, so I'd like to apply again. I've just received through the post his SAP2 form from his neuro nurse. I thought this form would just tell me if he needed nursing care or residential care (we have to find two weeks care when mum has her operation) but the form is just a long description of his needs, with no 'conclusion' as such. At the moment, we're fully self funding and I asked for the form so that I could start approaching care homes for respite for these two weeks. But now I'm wondering how I might use the form for CHC application again. Do I approach the DNs who come out every fortnight? Or go back to the neuro nurse? Should I, at this stage, be getting written statements to support the application from all of his 'team' or do I wait and see if the checklist triggers an assessment? Last time he was assessed, we didn't even realise it was happening, the DN just sat on the sofa chatting and ticking off a form, then left, and didn't tell us anything. I found it in his notes when she'd gone. Really not sure what the 'process' should look like, so would be grateful for your words of wisdom. Thanks all x