Applied for CHC almost as a training exercise never expecting to get it. Ive been doing the caring myself except for two daytime sessions when I have fixed activities of my own and pay for a carer to be with Jon. For this reason I didn't have much professional input to supply. A DN whom we had never met completed the checklist which resulted in a full assessment 2 weeks later. I followed advice (probably Kevin's) and filled in the domains as they would be completed at the assessment. As much as anything it concentrated my mind but also gave me a comparison with what they were doing. In the event I scored 2 domains higher and two lower than them and we reached agreement. Health and social services conferred privately for 2 minutes and that was that. I was asked what provision I wanted - 24/7 of course - and was granted 2 carers for four 1hour visits a day. It couldn't have been easier.
We are hoping to move to a bungalow in December and will then unfortunately be in a different county so have to start all over again. However I have all my notes and the fact that we have been granted a good package very recently so I don't anticipate too much of a problem.
We are presently on holiday in a care home where I can request care as and when I need it so am getting all toiletting, showering, dressing and getting into and out of bed done for me so I'm getting some idea of how my workload will lighten.
Thank you all on the forum for your really helpful posts on the subject which I'm sure contributed to a successful outcome. What a wonderful supportive family.
By the way, I know I haven't posted for ages but I have been reading a bit, just no time to write. Selling and buying houses and cars has kept me occupied.
Love and hope to all my PSP family.....