My advice would be ask them what knowledge they have of dementia..assuming that s the diagnosis your nan has....tell them you need help...as we were told weve pretty much got things sorted...we are not helping ourselves...there are other avenues for help such as charities such as crossroads age uk etc...so if the local authority wont help there are good private companies also...try the ss lead services first...sorry to sound negative but if your prepared they cant waffle you...every social worker
is different and there are good stories...also...good luck
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Good luck with that! With my mum she was very resistant to the idea - hopefully you nan will be more accepting.
First thing she agreed to was frozen meals delivered, (at a cost) but no carers. Then she agreed to carers to come in and heat the food (and encourage her to eat). Then they prompted her medicines as she was getting those in a muddle. Gradually increased to 3-4 times a day. Personal care was always difficult and only some of the older carers could persuade her to engage in that! I got her a cleaner (befriender, for company, cleaning and laundry) and dog walker.
It kept her at home for about a year or so. She was fiercely independent.
Mum refused to go to day centre (with all those old people!!) which is a disappointment (due to not wanting to leave dog home alone) as she really enjoyed the activities they do at them when she went into the care home eventually. They feed them there as well as activities, collect them and drop them back, I think in some they can even have a bath!!
I found that the more support mum had the more the gradually got used to it and even enjoy the carers popping in.