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Care home Hols

sonia owen

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Hi all ,
Do any of you think by putting a person into a care home for a holiday, will make the person worse when they go back to their own home. Could it cause more distress, than bringing strange carers to help them stay in their own place. I am feeling in a catch 22 at the moment. My mind seems to be suffering from over load.
Love Sonia
 

sistermillicent

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Jan 30, 2009
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We were warned that mum might not be "easy" when she came out of respite (two weeks) the first time. Well she wasn't easy at the best of times so not a lot to lose really, but in fact she was exactly the same when she came out as when she went in. However, Dad was a whole lot better and much more able to cope with her. She goes every 5 weeks for a two week stay and the break has never changed her.

However, i fully understand that if your mum is managing reasonably well on her own with a bit of support you may feel she will lose what ability she has in that time. So I suppose it depends on two things....how much independence she has now and how badly you need the break - I assume that is why she is going in?

If you feel in overload I think you really do need the break.