Hi, I have not been on here for ages and having read over my first posts things have changed a lot since I first joined
My dad now has advanced dementia, he no longer recognises me. He was a bit cross and very loud today.
Dad recently had a fall and broke his hip. That all seems fine but after just a day back in the CH he was back in hospital as he wasn't eating or drinking.
He is now back at his CH again but he keeps sliding out of his armchair. It is quite an upright armchair and he is just sliding out onto the floor. But they have had to have the doctor check him over and today they had to call the paramedics as he banged his head and cut himself.
The carers have said that the OT is coming to assess him and may recommend a reclining chair. However I am thinking that it might take ages before he is assessed and after the incident today, the third in three days I have decided to just get him a new chair.
Does anyone have any recommendations of what to get? The CH have said it needs to be fire retardant and have a brake if it is on wheels but I don't really know where to start. If I get him one that is easy to clean will it be too slippery like his armchair?
Any recommendations or tips gratefully received