Hi Folks, Thankfully my mother in laws PSP seems to have stabilised over the summer. Her speech is still very slurred, she is wheel chair bound, sleeps all day and in a hospital bed (which she hates) at night.
My father in law has been very lucky that the local health board supplies carers to come in four times a day to help with dressing, toileting and washing. However when they move her she falls at the drop of a hat, she can't stand but needs to in order for them to move her about. My father in law is worried she'll have another bad fall but the carers told him that they can't hold her (she is very overweight) and their training states that is a patient starts to fall they have to let them so they don't put themselves at risk. He is very frustrated at this and is asking why they even come to the house if they are just going to let her fall? I have tried to explain it is probably their health and safety training. They suggested a hoist to move her but the house really isn't big enough. Has anyone had experience of this with carers? Any suggestions would be very appreciated.
Thank you all