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    For planned outings - say 2 or 3 hours - could...

    For planned outings - say 2 or 3 hours - could you not use a sitting service? In our area we have Carewatch. All carers are entitled to 30 hours' care free per year and, after that, you can have a...
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    Would your husband accept sitters? In our area...

    Would your husband accept sitters? In our area we have Carewatch. Carers can have 30 hours' care free per year and then, if needed get a further 30 hours on "prescription" from a GP or district...
  3. In my mother's case, this form (the Assessment of...

    In my mother's case, this form (the Assessment of Capacity) was filled in by her memory specialist. I will look and see what it said - need to dig it out. Which particular questions do you think...
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    Your Mum will have to be assessed by the hospital...

    Your Mum will have to be assessed by the hospital social worker and occupational therapist as well as the medical team before she is discharged. They will want to make sure the right arrangements...
  5. I have posted on this regarding my mother. She...

    I have posted on this regarding my mother. She has had chronic pain for 13 years with osteoarthritis for which she was prescribed Fentanyl patches. She was on about 75 mcg/72 hours for a few years...
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    Benjie's just reminded me that I was told St...

    Benjie's just reminded me that I was told St John's Ambulance sometimes do manual handling and hoist training. I also found a local care agency that ran training courses but I didn't enquire so not...
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    It's just the way he speaks - in effect, he's...

    It's just the way he speaks - in effect, he's sympathising with you in his way.
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    Just a thought - my Mum had very swollen legs...

    Just a thought - my Mum had very swollen legs caused by cellulitis and was given doxycycline to treat it. Her legs weren't actually weeping. Do you think your Mum has cellulitis - it is an...
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    It's good that you have a ceiling hoist that you...

    It's good that you have a ceiling hoist that you can use alone. I wish I'd known that one person can operate a ceiling hoist as I would have pushed for one. Also, you're lucky avoiding the...
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    Hallo bemused. I wonder if you'll come across...

    Hallo bemused. I wonder if you'll come across the same problem that I faced. When my Mum first had to be hoisted, the SW told me that if I were to help with the hoisting (it needs 2 people), I...
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    Community Care Assessment

    Further to my above post, I can't understand why your wife has not had a proper assessment. Have you read the leaflet provided by the Alzheimer's Society:-

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    Regarding respite breaks, is it absolutely...

    Regarding respite breaks, is it absolutely necessary to get Social Services involved? It all depends if you are eligible for funding (your wife's share of your finances will be assessed); if not you...
  13. Thread: Nursing home Q

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    You need to speak to Social Services Adult Access...

    You need to speak to Social Services Adult Access team. They will put you in contact with the OT team and you can then ask them how you get referred.

    I rang myself when I wanted Mum to have an...
  14. Thread: Nursing home Q

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    If your Mum has severe oedema in her legs she...

    If your Mum has severe oedema in her legs she ought to be keeping them elevated so really needs a riser/recliner type chair and a pressure relief cushion. As stated above, an Occupational Therapist...
  15. Thread: Non-stick pans

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    This might be unhelpful advice (!) but you can...

    This might be unhelpful advice (!) but you can buy special scourer/sponges for non-stick pans. Perhaps if you only have those around, you might save your pans and your sanity....
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    You should make an appointment to speak to the...

    You should make an appointment to speak to the hospital social worker about discussing all the ramifications before he comes home. You can get hold of him/her via the hospital switchboard.
  17. Have you talked to the care home manager about...

    Have you talked to the care home manager about how your Mum is settling in? You say it is a lovely home and you took care in finding it so I also assume you were quite happy with the way the staff...
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    I am so pleased to have some replies as I felt a...

    I am so pleased to have some replies as I felt a little alone in my quandary though I have been sharing my situation with a dear friend by private messaging.

    I did want to know what others had...
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    It is a fine line between keeping a person...

    It is a fine line between keeping a person pain-free and hastening their death. Not that morphine would necessarily do that, but by causing constant sleeping it will lead to loss of appetite and...
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    Thank you, Linda! I am going to speak to the...

    Thank you, Linda! I am going to speak to the medical professionals and will let you know how I get on. I worry now that I have brought in the Palliative Care people too early, as it was my idea - I...
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    Too Early for End of Life Care?

    I previously posted on the Carers for Dementia Sufferers section. Things have moved on now. The MacMillan nurse came, took a look at Mum and said that she was worse than when she last saw her. Mum...
  22. Mother bedbound, severe arthritis and pressure ulcer - moving her

    I just wondered if anyone else on the forum has the same experience. My mother is 90, has had Alzheimer's for 4 years and is in the late stages. She is in bed all the time, immobile and has a...
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    Anne, I have sent you a private message. Best...

    Anne, I have sent you a private message.
    Best wishes, Nita.
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    I don't see what carrying out the CHC assessment...

    I don't see what carrying out the CHC assessment has to do with you having PoA or deputyship as the assessment is carried out on your mother. Where there may be a query is on whether you can see the...
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    [QUOTE=Eleonora;933836] It is worrying to think...

    [QUOTE=Eleonora;933836] It is worrying to think that there are places in UK, where elderly mothers are not regarded as worth treating by medics. I'd change my doctor very quickly indeed if he/she...
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