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Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by reedysue, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. reedysue

    reedysue Registered User

    Nov 4, 2014
    4,643
    Scotland
    Today mum should have been going into respite for a week.

    It became clear that the nursing home mum was booked into were not keen to take her, they said to me and the lady from Adult Health & Social Care that if she did not settle or caused disruption we would have to go and collect her, the home in question is over 2 hours away on the Isle of Skye so driving backwards and forwards was not an option.

    Today I am going to start ringing round nursing homes in Inverness (1 hour away) to see if we can get respite at short notice, me and OH are both retired so booking in advance is not necessary. I find it ridiculous that the only city in the highlands has no bookable respite in dementia nursing homes.
     
  2. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Registered User

    Apr 1, 2016
    3,343
    Nottinghamshire
    Unbelievable!! I hope you can find something. Good luck!
     
  3. nae sporran

    nae sporran Volunteer Host

    Oct 29, 2014
    6,102
    Male
    Bristol
    That is a disappointment, Sue. Good luck finding something.
     
  4. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,884
    Kent
    How upsetting.

    It`s even more upsetting that you can be considered capable of managing your mum`s care @reedysue while a registered dementia care home with a team of carers are concerned they may find her too disruptive.
     
  5. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,942
    Female
    Dundee
    I’m so sorry to hear that Sue.
     
  6. MaNaAk

    MaNaAk Registered User

    Jun 19, 2016
    1,420
    Essex
    I feel for you. Have you got back to the lady that accompanied you because she should be able to advise you?

    MaNaAk
     
  7. Bikerbeth

    Bikerbeth Registered User

    Feb 11, 2019
    475
    Bedford
    How frustrating to say the least
     

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