- Jan 4, 2018
My Dad was admitted to hospital under mental health act on 20th Dec, and has been in the assessment unit since jan. We have been told now that he is "optimum" and have been asked to choose a nursing home. Its a nightmare as we cant visit anywhere ( we live a long way from him and my mum) and the homes are not willing to tell us if they have corona virus cases...and despite Dad being tested before he leaves hospital, may probably have to be isolated for a week...in a place he doesnt know, with people he doesnt know and none of us allowed in to help him or see him. He has challenging behaviour when he is frustrated or confused and doesnt know what is going on. I feel like I am being asked to deliberately put him in harms way and I feel at a loss how to fight this, as they say he no longer needs the acute bed. It feels like I am having to choose blind and I have no idea what Im sending him to. How can this information be considered confidential?