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    Moving to a psychiatric ward

    You're right Kevin, about the 'one flew' picture. Preconceived ideas are not helpful and I keep telling myself that mental health care has come a long way and to wait and see. His personality has always been aggressive/violent, although he has never been in trouble with the law or anything...
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    Moving to a psychiatric ward

    Thanks Kevin. He was under section 3, which has now been rescinded as he was discharged into the care of the home. They haven't said whether the psych ward would be long term but they have had no luck finding a home that will take him. They are talking about the psych ward being out of area as...
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    Moving to a psychiatric ward

    Thanks Lavender. I'm very worried. I don't understand how this can happen. I don't even know where to start trying to work out the implications of being in a psychiatric ward rather than a specialist nursing home for dementia sufferers. Hopefully someone will be able to help me.
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    Moving to a psychiatric ward

    Please can anybody help or offer advice? My Dad has been in a hospital crisis assessment unit for about six months, after being sectioned because of aggression and violence, and for the last couple of months they have been trying to find a nursing home for him to move on to. He sometimes has...
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    Next of Kin

    I couldn't agree more with everything that has been said. When I say that she's elderly, I didn't think of her as elderly before the doctors referred to her that way, but then, I don't think of my dad as elderly even though he's in his late eighties. There has been a lot of realities to face...
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    Next of Kin

    Thank you. I do feel very reassured, by the comments I have read today, that Dad is well protected by the courts from any mismanagement. It is just such a shame that his partner, who is quite an elderly lady, has, intentionally or otherwise, created a situation whereby she has all of this...
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    Next of Kin

    Thanks everyone. Your responses and comments have really helped me to get my head straight. This is probably not the end of it but, for now, I feel much more settled about things. Thanks again.
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    Next of Kin

    Thanks nitram. With this in mind, I think I will let things roll on as they are with Dad's partner. I am mindful that she is an elderly lady who has lost her partner (I know Dad hasn't died but he's never going to go home again) and maybe she needs to feel in control of something. Given that the...
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    Next of Kin

    I believe it will be a section 117 (although I won't know for sure until I go to the meeting next week). It is in London, and his issues are mainly challenging behaviour so it will be EMI or whatever the terminology is now. Presumably, I'm assuming he will not be discharged until a placement...
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    Next of Kin

    Thank you. My sister lives quite close to Dad's partner so hopefully he will be close to her. I live about 40 miles away so, in a sense, it doesn't really make a difference to me. I am more concerned about which home rather than where. When I suggested that the home doesn't necessarily have...
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    Next of Kin

    Thank you everyone for your comments and suggestions. I have read, very carefully, what has been written and it is all correct. I suppose what it boils down to is that it has hurt my feelings that she isn't freely sharing information and it does make me uneasy. My sister and I keep in...
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    Next of Kin

    Deputyship Just to add on to my previous post, can Dad's partner become his deputy without agreement from my sister or me? If she can, what is to stop anyone from applying to be someone's deputy? I know I sound suspicious minded, and I suppose I am. I'm trying my best not to think the...
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    Next of Kin

    My Dad is in hospital under section 3 and is going to be discharged in the new year to a care home (EMI). He has a long standing partner (unmarried) who lives in my dad's house and has done for many years although the deeds are in my dad's name. My sister and I have deferred to her all the way...
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    Social Care saying they have no other option -brother not listening

    The reason I asked is that perhaps your brother thinks that if you both chose a care home for your mum rather than the local authority then you will be obliged to pay the costs. As I understand it, and I am by no means an expert, you would only be liable for top up fees but maybe this might...
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    Social Care saying they have no other option -brother not listening

    I know that this is a very personal question but, could the finances be an issue?