…if the support services were supportive.
My father was refused CHC, but none of the local homes I’ve contacted so far has any spaces for private/LA funded patients. All the contacts with the support people have resulted in is forms to fill in, meetings to attend, phone numbers to ring, homes to visit… hours and hours of our time and rapidly dwindling energy spent on it, and nothing useful at all to show for it, except that I’ve learned a whole bunch of new acronyms.
The only good thing is that he’s safe in hospital, and the staff who’re looking after him are wonderful. But he’s been there a month now — two weeks since they said the pneumonia had cleared up and he was “medically optimised.” It’s a daft waste of NHS resources for them to keep him there.