My mum passed away in her sleep a month ago. My sister in Australia & myself in Italy weren't there. Elaine at the nursing home phoned me and I just knew straightaway what she was going to say.. I shouted I don't want to know!!! Elaine said she would have warned us so we could have been there...
My Mum now has no mobility & has just moved into a nursing home before Christmas.
She now sits in a wheelchair all day.
Is this a bad practice?
Should she be moved into a chair?
Any help gratefully accepted.
My Mum just been diagnosed with Parkinsonism. The nursing home called the dr as her hands had stiffened up, he is returning tomorrow & is describing some drugs to relieve it.
Has anyone got any information on this ?
I think you are doing the best thing for your Mum. I live abroad and it's only difficult NOT knowing that your Mum is safe.
I rushed over when Mum went out 'walking' at night in her underwear & I vowed she would never be alone again. The care home is fantantic she settled in straightaway...
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I'm in italy & my sister is in Sydney.
We visit separately to make the most of our visits.
I cherish the time I have with my Mum and I'm very lucky to have the wonderful support from my husband (the times...
Reply from The Banking Code re EPA problems
I wrote to the Banking Code after reading your comments. Here is their reply.
The bottom line seems to be 'vote with your feet' but at least they may look into our problem and they did take the time to read through our comments.
Halifax on line
I go online to use my UK halifax account when I'm in Italy (using a UK email address) but that's another story, so will have to wait until I get access from them to see if it works ok.
Thanks for the info.
Nice to know you're abroad aswell as this brings...
Halifax-bad Yorkshire Bank-good
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